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Friday, May 18th, 2012

  • Legislation that clears the way for the National Park Service to resume issuing permits for commercial horse pack trips in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks headed Friday to President Obama for his signature.

    A group of California lawmakers made that announcement after the House approved a bill that includes changes by U.S. Sens.

  • With sea turtles coming ashore at Biscayne National Park for nesting, officials are urging park visitors to keep their distance from turtles and any nests they see.

    March through October marks sea turtle nesting season on Florida's shorelines.

  • Like it hot? Then plan on visiting Death Valley National Park this summer. But don't forget your swimsuit, as you'll most definitely want to cool off in the pool, even if it is warm water.

    Judging by the number of people hanging out at the Ranch at Furnace Creek at lunchtime in July, then some folks truly do like it hot. Lots of people, in fact.

  • Four rivers that pour their flows into the Chesapeake Bay have been linked to the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, tying the significance of the nation's first water trail to Virginia, New York, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

    The connections were cemented earlier this week when Interior Secretary Ken

Thursday, May 17th, 2012