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Monday, July 4th, 2011

  • High water on the Delaware River has Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area officials urging river runners to be extremely careful and to be sure to wear properly fitted personal flotation devices.

    NRA officials say that due to heavy rainfall, the Delaware River flow level at Montague,
    New Jersey, is predicted to rise to over 12 feet by 8 p.m.

  • A proposal to string a ribbon of high-voltage power lines along the edge of Everglades National Park is being met with strong opposition from a number of groups that want the Interior Department and Park Service to reject the request and acquire the land the lines would traverse.

    The proposal from Florida Power and Light is to locate 70, 150-foot-tall, high-po

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

  • I first met Kevin FitzGerald at a Friends of the Smokies dinner in 2006. He had just been appointed as deputy superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

  • National Park Service officials manipulated agency regulations to reduce the number of acres eligible for wilderness designation by 40,000 at Big Cypress National Preserve so more of the preserve could be open to off-road vehicles, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

    “In Big Cypress, Park Service offic

  • Fourteen sites have been added to the list of national historic landmarks by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, including the last "lightship" built for the U.S. Life-Saving Service, the precursor to the U.S.