VIERS was established on November 1, 1966 by the University of the Virgin Islands and the Virgin Islands National Park.
VIERS has been operated by Clean Islands International since November 1997.
Clean Islands International established the Tektite Underwater Habitat Museum in November 2006. The exhibits were moved into the renovated office building on February 15, 2009 celebrating Project Tektite 1's 40th anniversary.
VIERS was established in November 1966 and first located in the bay rum mill ruins on Little Lameshur Bay. VIERS moved to its present location in 1969. VIERS cabins were built by the Navy's Seabees in October 1968 for the basecamp for Project Tektite.
Randy Brown welcomes guests.
Allan Hunt, President of the Board of Directors of Clean Islands International, speaks to the group.
Allan Hunt, President of the Board of Directors of Clean Islands International.
Jamie Irving, VIERS Manager (1997 - 2011), speaks about his experience working and living at VIERS the past four years.
Ginger and John Garrison
Mark Hardgrove, Superintendent of the Virgin Islands National Park.
Mark Hardrove, Superintendent of the Virgin Islands National Park
Randy Brown, Executive Director of Clean Islands International, speaking. Randy has served as VIERS Administrator since November 1997.
Randy Brown introducing Patrice Johnson, UVI's Public Relations Director.
Patrice Johnson commenting on her visits to VIERS.
Patrice Johnson gives a shoutout for VIERS!
After moving inside due to a light rain, David Knight recalls VIERS during the Tektite years.
David Knitght, President of the St. John Historical Society
David Knight presents Allan Hunt with the SJHS's book for the VIERS library.
Joe Kessler, President of Friends of the Virgn Islands National Park, talks about VIERS Summer Eco-Camps.
Bill and Suzanne Osborn
VIERS 45th cake made by Jamie Irving.
Jamie making a few finishing touches to his cake.
Ceremonial cutting of the anniversary cake by representatives of the three partner organizations: Clean Islands International, University of the Virgin Islands and Virgin Islands National Park.
Last minute check prior to serving LUNCH!
Veggie Lasagna, Salad and Bread, what a lunch!
Steve Kullen speaking to guests. "Really, it was humongous."
Relaxing with a few friends.
Lots of sharing.
Joe Kessler and Randy Fish share a laugh.
Allan Hunt gives his wife Mildred (who is back home in Bermuda) a tour of VIERS on his iPad2. VIERS is on the cutting edge of technology and nature!
Randy Fish explains VIERS solar energy systems.
Tours of the cabins, solar energy system and Tektite Museum were provided.
Randy Fish and Zoe Hastings' garden.
Emma, VIERS cat
Randy Brown, Executive Director of Clean Islands International and VIERS Administrator
Tricia Hopkins, Secretary of the Board of Directors of Clean Islands International
Steve Kullen, Clean Islands International's Development Director
Jennifer Daily, Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Clean Islands International
John Bradley, VIERS Volunteer
Zoe Hastings, Researcher and VIERS Volunteer
Sue Welsh, VIERS Volunteer
Jerry McGraw, VIERS Volunteer
Kelly, VIERS Volunteer
Zak, VIERS Volunteer
Damien Hardgrove, former VIERS Volunteer
Randy Fish, VIERS Incoming Manager
Jamie Irving, VIERS Outgoing Manager and Emma
We will miss you, Jamie!
Clean Islands International's Board of Directors
L to R: Randy Brown, Allan Hunt, Andy Wade, Tricia Hopkins and Jennifer Daily. (Nick Drayton and LaVerne Ragster not shown.)