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Friday, May 1st, 2009

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

  • Units of the National Park System are really closer than you think. Some are quite literally in your backyard. Today we're pointing out those that are within an hour's drive of an airport with commercial service. (We'll return with the auto accessible version.)

  • Thousands of people will be out and about to enjoy International Dawn Chorus Day this Sunday, May 3. Some places are more nearly ideal than others. Early risers have a special treat in store for them at South Carolina’s Congaree National Park.

  • After spending Tuesday ashore, presumably hiking in Starvation Canyon, Kurt Repanshek headed down the Yampa River again Wednesday and ensconced himself at a new campsite for the night. SPOT has marked the spot in the rugged Dinosaur National Monument terrain, and we invite you to have a look.

  • Will President Obama's recent visit to Mexico revive interest in a formal U.S. – Mexico International Park in the Big Bend area of Texas? Supporters of the idea hope so, but the plan, which dates back over seventy years, faces some challenges.

    On November 6, 1936, the El Paso Herald Post reported on a "Proposed Giant Park Project."