The Latest News & Views

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

  • Having already seen snow this fall in the Rockies, the thought of heading to a nice, warm patch of sand being slapped by warm Atlantic waters sounds pretty good right about now. And if airfares weren't what they are, a quick jaunt to Biscayne National Park to commemorate the park's birthday would seem just about right.

  • If you were looking for locations in the West to plan a canoe, kayak or raft trip, here's one that might surprise you: Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

  • Had it not been for one man’s fateful decision, the magnificent old-growth forest of the Congaree River floodplain would have been destroyed long ago. In the early 1900s, a timber tycoon decided to put his vast holdings of South Carolina forestland in timber reserve status.

Friday, October 17th, 2008

  • Hurricane Omar, a category three storm, affected parts of the Virgin Islands on Thursday.

    As is often the case when communications are interrupted in the aftermath of storms, there was some confusion in reports being received Friday from the Islands.

  • The Unilever-sponsored National Parks America Tour, a program that provides thousands of volunteers for national park projects each year, has organized a beach cleanup at Padre Island National Seashore.