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AT&T Decides Against Sprawling Facility Near Appalachian National Scenic Trail

After expressions of strong concern from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, other members of the Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance, the National Park Service and, most importantly, a groundswell of support from the people of Loudoun County, Virginia, AT&T has abandoned its application to develop a two-story, 161,000-square-foot facility atop Short Hill Mountain.
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Art Exhibit Coming To Alcatraz Island Keys On Long Prison Sentences

Alcatraz, best known for the historic federal penitentiary and occupation by the Indians of All Tribes, also has a long tradition of welcoming artists to provoke thought about freedom and incarceration. Starting in mid-July, the National Park Service and Nelson Saiers—artist and math Ph.D.— are opening an installation called Shortening: Making Irrational Rational.
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Yankee Freedom III And Everglades National Park Announce Kick-Off Of Second Annual Dry Tortugas Photo Contest!

The Yankee Freedom III, the official ferry to Dry Tortugas National Park, has announced the second annual Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson National Park Photo Contest. The contest kicked off on June 1 and will end on May 31, 2017, at 11:59 p.m.
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Find Poetry Where You Least Expect It At Great Lakes Parks This Summer

If you’re at a Great Lakes park this summer, you might read poetry on signs where you expect to find information. Nature poems masquerading as official park signs can be found throughout Apostle Islands, Pictured Rocks, and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshores, as well as Isle Royale National Park at trails, vistas, and beaches as part of the National Park Service’s centennial celebration.
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Take A Closer Look At Proposed Ancient Forest National Park

Three years ago we suggested five additions to the National Park System, and one of those was Ancient Forest National Park in California and Oregon. The proposed 3.8-million-acre park would not only capture a wonderful slice of natural landscapes, but also help provide for wildlife corridors to support ecosystems as the climate continues to change.
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