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The latest news from around the National Park System.

Contract Awarded For Next Stretch Of Bridge On Tamiami Trail

The National Park Service and the Florida Department of Transportation have announced the next significant milestone in the Everglades National Park restoration. On May 23, FDOT awarded a contract to joint venture team of Condotte America Inc. and Stantec for the construction of the 2.6-mile bridge and roadway project on State Road (SR) 90/SW 8 Street/Tamiami Trail.

Photography In The National Parks: From Banff National Park To The Border Of Jasper National Park - An Armchair Photographer’s Guide Part 1

Thinking about traveling to Banff National Park in Alberta Canada in early spring? You already know the scenery is going to be spectacular, but do you know what to really expect once you get out there? And where to photograph? Contributing writer and photographer Rebecca Latson has created another Armchair Photography guide with tips and locations to help you focus on capturing your own stunning images during your visit out there.

Op-Ed | When It Comes To Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct, College Sports Have More Conscience Than NPS Officials

Both Grand Canyon National Park and Baylor University have recently faced scandals involving fundamental failures by management in their responses to sexual assault and/or sexual harassment allegations. The contrast between Baylor University’s handling of their situation and the National Park Service’s response to Grand Canyon’s sexual harassment problems could not be more different, nor be more telling.
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National Hispanic Leadership Agenda Urges President Obama To Encourage Diversity

A group of 40 Latino organizations has written President Obama with a request that he encourage diversity throughout federal land-management agencies and to "respect the historical, cultural and spiritual stories and unique contributions of all Americans, especially in conservation efforts."

Music In The American Wild Coming To Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites the public to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial with Music in the American Wild for two live performances of music from 11 composers and seven performers, all affiliated with Eastman School of Music in upstate New York. The group is traveling to various national parks in the country and will play two concerts in the park on June 14 and June 15.

Heavy Rains Inundate Cape Hatteras National Seashore Facilities

Recent record-breaking rain on Hatteras Island has impacted ramps, campgrounds, and roads along Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and another rain event is anticipated this Sunday. It has been reported that up to 14 inches of rain fell on the Outer Banks of North Carolina between Saturday, May 28, and Thursday, June 2.

‘A Sense Of Solitude And Serenity’ At Grand Canyon’s North Rim

With cooler temperatures and smaller crowds than the South Rim, the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park may be a place where you can find lodging as the National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday this summer. Whether your trip is planned for this summer or a bullet point on your bucket list, the Arizona park has released a video gives you a glimpse of what makes the place so special.

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