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National Park Service Adventure Camps Connect Urban Youth With Our National Treasures

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park rangers are leading a variety of summer programs for youth from the Knoxville Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley including Adventure Camps. Youth participating in the camps will spend three days in the Great Smoky Mountains and one day in Cumberland Gap learning about the unparalleled diversity of plant and animal life, rich cultural history, and numerous opportunities for recreation in our national parks.
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Outside Magazine Dug From Its Archives A Photo Promoting Illegal Camping In Arches National Park

Outside Magazine, in the daily ritual of feeding social media channels, reached back two years for a cool nighttime photograph from Arches National Park that, unfortunately, inadvertently promoted camping in an area of the park that is off-limits to camping.
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Rarely Seen Artifacts Will Be On Display At Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Artifacts from the 1962 escape from Alcatraz – including sharpened spoon handles, one of the fake cell vent covers, and a vest the cons used to float away – are among the items that will be on display during an open house this weekend at California’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
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Ruminating On Interior Appropriations, Bishop's PLI, And Political Convention Platforms

In its rush Thursday to take the rest of the summer off, Congress left behind a pile of unfinished work, some of which reaches into the National Park System. There's the Interior appropriations bill, which would roll back some environmental protections, and a controversial Public Lands Initiative for Utah that quickly drew fire. And then there's the draft platform for the Republican Convention, which holds freight aimed at fleecing federal lands and tying presidents' hands.
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