Green Musings of an Eco Resort

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Annaberg School Gets Cleaned Up!

The St. John Historical Society recently cleaned up the Annaberg School ruins which are just around the corner from us! Be sure to check it out on your way to/from Waterlemon.

"Nearly 20 members of the St. John Historical Society donated more than 40 volunteer hours in the V.I. National Park on Saturday, January 14. Members wielded machetes, clippers and weed whackers in an effort to clear the brush from the Annaberg School, one of the most significant historic sites on St. John. VINP interns Aleta McKeage and Casey Durchholz were also on hand to assist in the clearing.The Annaberg School was established in 1839 to educate the children of enslaved workers on St. John. Beginning in 1983, the SJHS logged 1,700 hours of volunteer time over three years to clear and stabilize the site and has continued its stewardship ever since."

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