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Thursday, November 15th, 2012

  • Come Monday, the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park will take on the appearance of "Big Muddy" as flood gates in the Glen Canyon Dam are cranked open to spawn a controlled flood down the river.

  • Concerns over impacts visitors are causing to rock outcrops at Shenandoah National Park have prompted the park to develop a Rock Outcrop Management Plan that seeks to "protect, restore, and perpetuate rock outcrops and natural resources associated with the rock outcrops while providing a range of recreational opportunities for visito

  • The Furnace Creek Visitor Center is the primary public information facility at Death Valley National Park, and after half a century of use, it was due for some upgrades.

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

  • A trust fund has been established for donations to help National Park Service staffers impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

    The relief fund created within the Employees and Alumni Association Trust is intended to help those staffers who experienced personal catastrophic loss from the storm.

    Hurricane Sandy has had devastating impacts on the lives of NPS employees and other employees who serve the vi

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be offering its annual Festival of Christmas Past on December 8.

    Co-sponsored by the park and Great Smoky Mountains Association, this will be the 37th edition of the festival that takes place each year on the second Saturday of December.