Help protect the United States Virgin Islands’ natural resources.


About Us

Who We Are


The Virgin Islands Conservation Society, Inc. (VICS), incorporated on June 4, 1968 under the leadership of Isidor Paiewonsky and is the oldest local non-profit environmental conservation organization in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

VICS supports the protection of natural resources through member services, program development, training, leadership development, public education, environmental certifications, and government relations.

Our Mission


  • To promote the conservation and wise use of US Virgin Islands’ natural resources by providing a vehicle for local Conservation related organizations to build capacity and to work together on common territory challenges and opportunities.

  • To be a common voice for those committed to the belief that the USVI natural resources must be used in accordance with the needs of the people of the territory while maintaining a quality environment and a productive economy.

  • To cooperate with public and private organizations with similar purposes, forming a coalition that drive the adoption of territory – wide policies and programs which result in a quality environment and a productive economy.

  • To inform the public of the value of conservation including community resilience, proper land use planning, orderly economic development, recreation development and fish and wildlife enhancement.



Your Donations Make a HUGE Impact

Our Staff


Anne Marie Hoffman, Executive Director
Beth McKegney, Fundraising Coordinator
Adrienne King, VI Clean Coasts Program Manager
Catherine Cotter, Clean Coasts Coordinator
Sienna Gray, VI Clean Coasts Program Director
Kai Nielsen, St. Croix Eco-Schools Coordinator
Zoe Banfield, St. Thomas-St. John Eco-Schools Coordinator

Our Board Members


Paul Chakroff
Howard Forbes
Jarvon Stout
Jason Budsan
Michael Baron
Cheryl Jeremiah-Ambrose

John Elliott
Jendahye Antoine
Bill Newbold
Dennis Nixon
Delvin K. Fleming
Nic Lahr

Our Partners


university of the virgin islands logo
national wildlife federation partner logo
eco schools logo
united states national park service logo
foundation for environmental education
national oceanic and atmospheric administration
Coral Bay community council logo
United States Fish and wildlife service
virgin islands department of agriculture
community foundation of the virgin islands logo
Horsley Witten logo
hotel and tourism association logo
Coral World Logo
Red Hook Community Alliance logo
St Croix Environmental association logo