Concerns over landfill waste, litter, and energy have grown right along with the global population. For the National Park Service, one attempt to address those concerns has been to ban the sale of disposable water bottles in the park system. By using refillable water bottles, you can handle keep the parks a bit cleaner while keeping yourself hydrated.
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When a single F-35 fighter for the Air Force -- just one -- costs in the neighborhood of $100 million, and when the helmet for the pilot of that fighter costs $400,000, is it too much to ask for better funding for America's greatest idea?
On February 20, weather permitting, there will be a moonlight snowshoe hike at the Morefield Campground at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.
Better fire protection is coming to Flat Top Manor at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park along the Blue Ridge Parkway thanks to a Centennial Challenge project being carried by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.
How do you decide on a vacation destination? Which route to take, attractions to visit and where to spend the night? No doubt you use online info. Star-ratings. Pics. Travel blogs. Information is short and to the point, like this 2015 review of Mammoth Cave:
Beginning this coming Saturday there will be guided afternoon snowshoe hikes at Voyaguers National Park in Minnesota.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love appears to be in the air at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A pair of bald eagles has returned to the Ohio park and is actively tending to its nest within the Pinery Narrows area.
A small handful of days before the National Park Service announced that its maintenance backlog had crept up to nearly $12 billion, five congressmen called for more funding for Internet connectivity in the National Park System. But here's the rub: Can the National Park Service easily provide that service if told to provide it? The experts don't think so.
A number of factors, ranging from an improperly enforced smoking policy to an insufficient structural fire management plan, contributed to a costly fire at Flight 93 National Memorial that destroyed thousands of valuable items, including personal items recovered from the crash scene, according to an investigation.
Although increased congressional funding has been committed ahead of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary celebration, “the annual bill for maintenance in America’s national parks is still almost twice as much as is appropriated,” Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said.