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Monday, September 3rd, 2012

  • All six Cape Cod National Seashore beaches were open on Labor Day despite the sightings of great white sharks in nearby waters.

    Though some beaches managed by towns along the cape had been closed in recent days due to shark sightings, on the national seashore all six of their beaches were open with lifeguards posted, according to personnel at the Salt Pond Vis

  • Raise a toast to the Blue Ridge Parkway—and do it while enjoying a great meal at one of dozens of restaurants sponsoring the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's “Plates for the Parkway” benefit on September 18th, 2012.

    The first annual event will include restaurants that agree to donate a minimum of 10% of a meal or the day’s sales to benefit the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s efforts to pr

  • Editor's note: This is a somewhat large file, so please give it time to load. Grab a cup of coffee or perhaps a soda while it's loading.

    If you ever sat down to list the units of the National Park System that are misunderstood and under-appreciated, Dinosaur National Monument would be near the top.

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

  • Australia State’s Park Development Plans Cause Controversy

    Recent relaxation of rules against private commercial development in Australian national parks in the state of Victoria are calling attention again to the ongoing plethora of park controversies Down Under.

  • While road work is said to be progressing well on the Stevens Canyon Road in Mount Rainier National Park, a section of the road will close to traffic beginning September 4, according to park officials.

    The work revolves around resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation of the road and other related facilities, including bridges, tunnels, culverts, guard wall