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Friday, February 3rd, 2012

  • With hopes of connecting more kids to national parks, the National Park Foundation is underwriting a transportation program to enable classes to take field trips to the National Park System.

    Under the Ticket To Ride program, the Foundation is allocating an initial grant of $117,000 for field trips during this school year.

    “We are dedicated to giving all audiences an equal and a

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

  • A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual responsible for shooting two elk in Wind Cave National Park.

    The two bulls were found dead Tuesday morning along Red Valley Road in the northern part of the park.

  • If you live close to Glacier National Park, or are thinking of heading there this winter, consider joining a snowshoe or cross-country ski outing sponsored by the Glacier National Park Fund.

    The purpose of each outing is to get some exercise and to take-in the beauty of Glacier Nat

  • Four million dollars from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund bought at least 385 acres for Richmond National Battlefield Park, a purchase that preserves hallowed ground and is seen as economic development for tourism.

    “Tourism is one of the top economic drivers in Virginia and in communities throughout the country,” Interior Secretary Ken Salazar sai

  • Grand Canyon National Park is now accepting applications for
    private river trip permits to float the Colorado River through the park during calendar year 2013.

    A total of 449 permits will be available for 12- to 25-day river trips.