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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

  • A report released by the NPS Office of Legislative and Congressional Affairs offers a summary of park-related actions by the 110th Congress, which ended its work last month. For benefit of those who are interested in the details, links to sites with more information on key actions have been included below for your browsing pleasure.

Monday, January 5th, 2009

  • The other day I read a story about efforts at Cape Lookout National Seashore to install an ADA accessible ramp.

  • Yes, yes, I know that you always consult the Superintendent’s Compendium of designations, closures, permit requirements and other restrictions as required under Title 36 Code of Federal Regulation § 1.7(b) before visiting a national park. But do you really know all you need to know to be a responsible park visitor? Take this little quiz and find out.

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

  • Coral reefs and desert islands, legends of pirates and sunken gold, an old military fort that housed a famous prisoner, and world-class bird watching—you'll find them all at this park.

  • Our happy-go-lucky band of intrepid travelers was a contingent of University South Carolina-affiliated people crammed into a tour bus and bound for a coast-to-coast adventure that included stops at a whole bunch of national parks. I was the “step-on” guy and my wife Sandy was along for the ride.