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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

  • More than a quarter-million-dollars worth of grants have been distributed to Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic national parks from Washington's National Park Fund, which has contributed more than $1.4 million to the parks during the past five years.

  • Thanks to the arrival of wireless technology, an early 19th century setting on the plains of North Dakota can be transmitted to 21st century classrooms across the country.

    For the last three years, a 300-foot ethernet cable was the limiting factor for distance education beamed from [url=http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/park/knife-river-indian-villages-national-historic-site]Knife River Indi

Monday, August 27th, 2012

  • It's difficult to miss them on the National Mall: They're dressed in yellow shirts and khaki pants or shorts, wear yellow ball caps with the National Park Service and Trust for the National Mall logos, and heft backpacks filled with information and, if you're thirsty, water.

  • Imagine if more than one third of the 397 units of the National Park System had to shut down because the Park Service didn't have the money to operate them. That's one example the National Parks Conservation Association is using to illustrate the threat of impending budget cuts on the agency.

    The recently launched campaign doesn't stop there, either.

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

  • With Tropical Storm Issac taking aim on the Gulf Coast, national parks and seashores in its path are battening down and getting ready to ride out the storm.

    As early as this past Friday parks in Florida -- Everglade, Biscayne, and Dry Tortugas -- began closing facilities.