Coalition Of National Park Retirees Warns Of Congressional Overreach That Could Impact National Parks
You can add the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees to the groups that are concerned about efforts by U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop to dismantle many of the nation's environmental laws in the name of border security.
Spring has reached Acadia National Park, where officials plan to open the Park Loop Road and Hulls Cove Visitor Center on April 15th.
National parks often are the setting for some incredible traffic issues, be they related to "bison jams," lack of parking, or simply high visitation. To help parks find solutions to some of these problems, the National Park Foundation has offered a program that places transportation experts in the parks to brainstorm solutions.
Millions of dollars are flowing to the National Park System for work on aging roads and multiple-use trails in need of some TLC, and transportation systems thanks to the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in the Parks program overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
We managed to get out on some national park trails during 2011 -- not as many as we'd like, but still a few that brought smiles to our faces. Here's a look back at those trails.
Don't overlook the good work of the various friends groups that strive to bring a little extra to the national parks scattered throughout the country.
If I only lived closer to Acadia National Park, the annual pass sale being held in December would be a heckuva deal.
While there are still two months left to 2011, it's not too early to think about making a tax-deductible contribution to your favorite national park-related organization.
With the calendar about to run out of days for October, the folks at Acadia National Park are getting ready to transition out of their summer mode and into winter mode.