December 22, 2013 – Picture of the Day: Rather go to a Caribbean paradise than to the North Pole during the holidays? This beach at Maho Bay, on the north side of the island of St. John, recently was added to Virgin Islands National Park. The 225-acre beach and the hillside above it are the largest single addition to the park since it was created in 1956. The Trust for Public Land announced on December 18 that the area has been protected from development through a series of land sales to the National Park Service from 2009-2013 using federal monies from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. (Credits – Steven Simonsen and the U.S. Department of the Interior).
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