Nearly four decades after he signed into law some of the most sweeping pieces of legislation affecting the National Park System, former President Jimmy Carter has been made an honorary park ranger.
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Looking for something to do in the National Park System in November and December? Check out this listing of activities, from Andersonville National Historic Site to Yoemite National Park.
There are worries that a majority of today's younger generations are not interested in spending much time outdoors in natural areas. The Student Conservation Association exists to help nurture and immerse these generations in places such as national parks and national forests. Jane Wong discovered that working in the field with the SCA gave her a great appreciation for the outdoors. This is her story.
If you visit the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Georgia frequently, you might be interested to know the park is proposing to increase the cost of an annual pass by $10, to $35 a year.
Take your garbage with you. That's what Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area officials are hoping visitors will do this summer, as there will be fewer trash cans around the NRA to drop your trash into.
Joggers and hikers who use Sope Creek and the popular fitness trail loop at Cochran Shoals in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will soon find they'll be sharing more of the trail network with mountain bikes.
Interior Secretary Cites "Most Endangered River" As Model Of America's Great Outdoors River Initiative
Apparently top Interior Department officials didn't get the memo: The Chattahoochee River, which Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says is a "model of the America's Great Outdoors River Initiative," is also considered one of the nation's most endangered rivers by American Rivers.
A number of national parks are clustered around some of the 10 rivers whose health is being threatened by mining operations, pollution, dredging, proposed dams, and other impacts that American Rivers found them deserving to be listed as America's Most Endangered Rivers.
A White House conference is scheduled for Friday to examine the links between conservation and local economies, tourism, outdoor recreation, and "healthy lands, waters and wildlife."