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Friday, April 13th, 2012

  • A fresh, content-rich makeover has spread across the National Park Foundation's website, providing information on parks in your backyard as well as updates on how the Foundation spends its charitable dollars.

    By zeroing in on your Internet Service Provider logistics, the site's home page offers up information on parks in your relative backyard.

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  • Well, it's been a week or so. What do you think of the new look of the websites across the National Park System?

    They're bold, with the expansive photo hole at the top of the page. And the type font is definitely more attractive than that of the old sites.

    But do you find them easy to navigate?

  • A set of hiking sticks (aka trekking poles) is a handy thing to have when you're hiking in the National Park System. They take some of the load off your knees, can offer you greater stability, and, in a pinch, can help you pitch your tent or "encourage" a snake to get off the trail.

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

  • In late March, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation continued its cascade of contributions to the Parkway by conveying ownership of a new 1,800 square-foot Communications Center building.

  • With just four years until the National Park Service marks its centennial and ventures into its second century of managing the National Park System, officials at the agency's Alaska units are beginning to plan for that anniversary.

    To start that transformation, the leadership of the Alaska Region of the NPS is beginning a series of public conversations about how the Park Service should work to