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Friday, December 23rd, 2011

  • It's said to be the longest-running movie in history, and it played daily in a national park for sixty years. A new digital version of highlights from the film is part of a just-opened exhibit that includes other intriguing glimpses into the past. Do you know which park is home to this movie?

  • Congress has taken another step toward restoring the flow of water through the Everglades by authorizing construction of 5.5 more miles of bridge along the Tamiami Trail, but stopped short of providing the $330 million currently estimated to get the job done.

    The authorization was contained in the 2012 Consolidated Appropriations Act passed by Congress last week. While Sen.

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

  • A 3,200-acre tract of raw, wild land next to a section of Acadia National Park once planned for development as an "eco-resort" has been purchased by a company that intends to work to see the land preserved.

    The Lyme Timber Co.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

  • Throughout the year we get a fair number of national park-related books for review, but we couldn't possibly keep track of all new -- or old, yet worthy additions to any national park library -- books with park connections.

    Which is where you, the reader, comes in. Which books would you recommend to fellow park lovers? Which books do you want to add to your own personal library?

  • It could, perhaps, be viewed as the wildlife equivalent of Beach Party, the 1960s-era series of beach-based movies featuring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. Only in this case, the beach at Point Reyes National Seashore is covered by elephant seals, not hormone-crazed twenty-somethings.