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View Redwoods Along Scenic Parkway Without The Distraction Of Vehicles

It can be difficult to absorb the immensity of the ancient trees in Redwood National and State Parks under any circumstance, but doing so from the seat of a car is near-impossible. Fortunately, the coastal California park will offer four opportunities, starting Saturday, for visitors to enjoy the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park without the noise of cars and trucks.
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U.S. Senator Calls For "Comprehensive" Review Of Proposal To Conduct Seismic Testing In Big Cypress National Preserve

A Texas company's hopes to conduct seismic testing with "thumper trucks" in Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida might have been dashed by a U.S. senator's request that the Interior Department conduct a "comprehensive" review of the proposal.
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Interior Secretary, Park Service Director To Honor National African American History Month

In honor of National African American History Month, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, and NPS Deputy Director Peggy O’Dell will host events at national parks across the country during February. As part the Every Kid in a Park initiative, the secretary, director and deputy director will invite local fourth graders to participate and learn about African Americans’ contributions to the nation’s history and culture.
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Fossilized Remains At Petrified Forest National Park Point To New Species

Though well-known for its colorful slabs of petrified wood, Petrified Forest National Park harbors much more in its badlands. A decade of work recently was followed with the announcement that the fossilized remains of a new species of Triassic reptile has been discovered in the park.
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Boat Tours To Boca Chita Key At Biscayne National Park

Just in time for winter and spring break, island boat tours to Boca Chita Key in Biscayne National Park are expanding thanks to a partnership between the City of Homestead, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, the National Parks Conservation Association, the Florida National Parks Association and the National Park Service.
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