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Grand Teton National Park Foundation Provides $5.3 Million In Funding To Grand Teton National Park

How valuable are national park friends groups? You can put a dollar figure on it in some parks. At Grand Teton National Park, for instance, the Grand Teton National Park Foundation provided just about $5.3 million in funding last year for a wide range of programs.

Third Annual Anacostia River Festival Coming In April

The National Park Service and the 11th Street Bridge Park will present the third annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year’s program will have a special focus on biking in the district and will celebrate the new extension of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail to Bladensburg, Maryland.

Repair Work Will Close Railroad Crossings In Mojave National Preserve In March

Railroad crossings in Mojave National Preserve in California will be closed intermittently in March so that Union Pacific Railroad can upgrade the tracks. The closings will interrupt through traffic on Kelbaker, Cedar Canyon (Mojave Road), and Ivanpah Roads, and the unpaved portion of Cima Road.

Apostle Islands Lighthouse To Help Keep Tabs On Weather And Water Quality

The Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, which only just recently fell under the auspices of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin, is getting an expanded role. Not only will the light help ships navigate in that corner of Lake Superior but it also will play a role in monitoring the weather and water quality.

Archaeological Survey Coming To Little Round Top In Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park is planning a prescribed burn on the 52 acres on the west slope of Little Round Top this spring. National Park Service regional fire management specialists will assist the park with the prescribed fire, whose purpose is to help maintain the open fields and meadows of the Gettysburg battlefield by reducing woody vegetation without the use of chemical or labor-intensive mowing or mechanical hand trimming

Good Books For Visiting...Glacier National Park

There's nothing like a good book or two to help you prepare for a national park visit, whether you're looking for some historical background, a trail or two to hike, or interested in the natural resources or local culture. With that in mind, here are a few titles you might consider in preparation of a visit to Glacier National Park in Montana.

Benefits Of Expanding Ocmulgee National Monument Outlined As Bill Heads To Senate

As the state’s members of Congress move to quadruple the size of Ocmulgee National Monument and change its name to Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, a new study commissioned by the National Parks Conservation Association says an even bigger expansion and designation, Ocmulgee National Park and Preserve, would deliver a significant economic boost to communities along the river corridor.

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