Tropical Storm Hermine's heavy rains and associated strong seas prompted Cape Lookout National Seashore and Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials in North Carolina to shutter the parks Friday.
Parks in the News
As part of the centennial celebration at Acadia’s Jordan Pond House last weekend, Friends of Acadia and the Acadia Centennial Task Force were honored with a national award recognizing their outstanding contributions to Acadia National Park.
Yosemite National Park will close a day-use parking area in Yosemite Valley this coming Monday evening to improve parking and traffic circulation. The parking area, also known as the Village Day-Use Parking Area (south) or Camp 6, will reopen this winter.
As biologists from around the globe convene in Hawaii for the quadrennial World Conservation Congress, a distinguished group of scientists from across America has issued a warning that current conservation efforts in the United States, while perhaps successful in the short term, are insufficient to prevent widespread extinctions of the nation’s plants and animals.
An approaching hurricane on Thursday prompted a decision to order the evacuation of visitors from Ocracoke Island on North Carolina's Outer Banks, leading Cape Hatteras National Seashore to shut down all visitor services on the barrier island. At nearby Cape Lookout National Seashore, officials were planning to shutter their operations at noon Friday.
Two hikers descending Mount Jackson in Glacier National Park slipped on their way down, and while one was able to stop his fall, the other slid out of sight to his death, according to park officials.
A body washed ashore at Olympic National Park might be that of a 74-year-old Washington man who went missing in a boating accident on August 18, though an exact identification has yet to be made, park officials said Thursday.
The Grand Teton National Park Foundation and the National Park Foundation have reached the halfway mark in their campaign to protect one square mile of land in Grand Teton National Park from potential development.
On Saturday, September 3, from 8 p.m.-10 p.m., Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site will host its seventh annual Star Party in partnership with the Springfield Telescope Makers of the Stellafane Observatory in Springfield,Vermont. The event will be held at Saint-Gaudens NHS in Cornish, New Hampshire, and is free and open to the public.
The Planetary Society wants citizens everywhere to know the cosmos and our place within it. As you know, this year is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. For 100 years the Park Service has been preserving our natural wonders so that we can go to the parks... and wonder! This wonder is what drives so much of science.