Friends of Acadia Holding Auction To Help Acadia National Park

The Friends of Acadia is celebrating its 25th anniversary this Saturday with a dinner and auction to help it continue to work on behalf of Acadia National Park. And you don't even need to attend in person to vie for such items as Maine-made artworks or tickets to the lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House come December.

Reader Participation Day: Would You Stop Donating To the Parks If You Lost the Tax Deduction?

Would you still contribute to charitable organizations such as the National Park Foundation and park friends groups if you couldn't deduct the donation on your income taxes?

Birding in the National Parks: Lowepro's Optic Series For Wildlife Viewing

Birders and wildlife watchers are starting to get used to the fact that gear manufacturers recognize us and want to make equipment specifically for us. So it wasn’t a surprise, but definitely great news, when Lowepro came out with their Optics Series for wildlife viewing.

Celebrate National Park Lighthouses On August 7, National Lighthouse Day

It's been nearly 225 years since Congress called for lighthouses "beacons, buoys and public piers" to be built for the safety of the public and seafarers. You can celebrate that occasion, which fell August 7, 1789, by visiting one of the many lighthouses across the National Park System.

Got A 'Droid? Download Chimani's National Parks App ... For Free!

OK all you Droid owners, now's the time for you to add a national park app to your phone...for free!

Chimani's Library Of National Park Apps Continues To Grow

Chimani continues to grow its library of national park apps for iPhones and Droids.

Where Can You See Wildlife Right Now: Peregrine Falcons At Acadia National Park

Though you'll probably need a good pair of binoculars or a spotting scope, adult peregrine falcons and their chicks should be somewhat visible at Acadia National Park from now into August.

First Day Of Summer Is Free One in The National Park System

Coinciding with the first day of summer is another entrance-fee-free-day in the National Park System.

Chimani Adds Great Smoky Mountains National Park To Its Library of National Park Phone Apps

Add Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the number of national park apps Chimani has in its growing library.

Acadia National To Receive $1.7 Million From LWCF to Seal Deal On 39 Acres

Acadia National Park soon will grow by 39 acres thanks to federal Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars that will enable the Park Service to acquire the acreage near the Lower Hadlock Pond.