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Sloop Launched Nov. 25th!

Thanks to the careful and professional work of a team from Tortola, Endeavour II made the trek on a 40 foot trailer to the water’s edge in Great Harbour and was gingerly dropped into the awaiting waters. See pictures at … Continue reading

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Endeavour 2 Christening Announced

Society Board Announces November 30 Christening of Endeavor 2 The Board of the JVD Preservation Society is happy to announce the christening of its traditional-lines sloop, Endeavour 2, which has been under construction for several years. The Christening will include … Continue reading

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Sandy Cay Turns 5!

In April, Sandy Cay celebrated its fifth anniversary as a BVI National Park. We Celebratd with a free trip to the island with our friends at Sadie Sea Charters! Thanks for a great day. Check out the gallery of photos … Continue reading

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Free Spay/Neuter Clinic for Community

Jost Van Dykes Preservation Society (JVDPS) hosted a free spay/neuter clinic for domestic cat owners as part of a broader effort to examine management strategies for controlling cats, mongooses and rats. The free spay /neuter programme will help control cat … Continue reading

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New Biodiversity Project Begins

Next week, a programme to protect native animals through feral cat and mongoose control, two introduced animal species that destroy native wildlife throughout the Caribbean will be launched on Jost Van Dyke. Migratory Birds Starting on February 20th, the Jost … Continue reading

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Endeavour II Project Wins UNESCO Support

Thanks to the diligent work of our Susan Zaluski with the BVI’s local UNESCO secretariat, we have been awarded a grant for continuing the youth training and development program focused on the Endeavour II. This funding moves us ever closer … Continue reading

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The Endeavour Project Continues!

We are learning perseverance and patience in the construction of our tradition-inspired sloop, Endeavour II.  Thanks to the contributions of many folks, from shipwrights to hand laborers, the sloop has a keel, a deck, an engine, sails, and the not … Continue reading

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