The Latest News & Views

Monday, September 15th, 2008

  • National Park Service personnel and Congressmen from across the nation are scrambling to boost youth interest in the parks. Indeed, Park Service employees have told me that this is now one of the agency’s main focuses. As a young person who’s also a former NPS employee, I’m exposed to both sides of the proverbial fence.

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

  • An article about Steamtown National Historic Site in today’s [Scranton, PA] Times-Tribune caught my eye this morning.

  • To encourage low-impact, eco-friendly operations, the National Park Service presents Environmental Achievement Awards each year to parks and concession companies that have excelled in incorporating high environmental standards into their operations.

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

  • Point Reyes National Seashore plays a vital role in maintaining healthy biodiversity. A prime location and key physical factors have combined to make the park, which marks its 46th anniversary September 13, one of the six most biologically significant areas of the United States. The variety of life found there is astonishing.

  • On Saturday, September 27, Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host a day of activities celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps.