Agate Fossil Beds, established in 1965 as a national monument, will celebrate it 50th birthday on Saturday, July 25. Various activities are planned throughout the day during which guests will be treated to a birthday cake.
Parks in the News
As someone who has been actively involved in the development of the Biscayne National Park general management plan for over a decade, I was frustrated to read the misleading and inaccurate quotes from the National Park Service and the National Parks Conservation Association in the recent National Parks Traveler article, “Florida Congressional Offices Want To Block Biscayne National Park's Fisheries Plan.”
A new resource from The Wilderness Society is proving how far-reaching a critical land conservation program has been in its 50-year history. From major national parks in America’s western states to neighborhood playgrounds in the nation’s cities, thousands of open spaces in America have been made possible by the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). But this critical funding for conservation is set to expire in less than 80 days unless Congress acts quickly.
Sometimes, you just need to resort to sweat and muscles to get the job done. That was the case recently in the wilderness backcountry of Lassen Volcanic National Park in California, where crews worked to clear trails of trees knocked down by a wind storm back in February.
If you don't have a reservation for a campsite at Yellowstone National Service, you walk up with fingers crossed hoping there's a vacant site. But you will have to get up early to be successful, according to the park's website.
More than 30,000 acres near Joshua Tree National Park in California that once were eyed for a landfill are being considered for addition to the national park.
Performances by respected and authentic Civil War musicians will fill the air on August 14 and 15 at Gettysburg National Military Park during the 20th Annual Gettysburg Music Muster. These one-of-a-kind performances, played mainly on original instruments, include ballads, Victorian dance music and dance performances, along with fifes, banjo, mandolin, and more.
Officials at Point Reyes National Seashore in California are taking a look at how accessible their park is to all visitors, a study that will help address accessibility issues across the National Park System.
Fans of Lake Superior’s historic lighthouses will be glad to know that the “lights of the Apostles” have been receiving a lot of tender loving care.