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Monday, September 15th, 2008

  • Grand Portage National Monument, originally established as a National Historic Site on September 15, 1951, commemorates a vital infrastructure component of the historic North American fur trade.

  • Now that the fall migration is underway, birders are beating a path to Hawk Hill in the Marin Headlands area of Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

  • 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.