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Guest Column|Climate Is Changing, And Some Parks Are Endangered, But Humans Aren't The Cause

For those of us who love our national parks and are confronted daily with media, politicians, and pundits warning us of a coming global-warming disaster, it’s only natural to ask what that warming will mean for our national parks. This is exactly what the well- known Union of Concerned Scientists discuss in their recent report, National Landmarks at Risk: How Rising Seas, Floods, and Wildfires Are Threatening the UnitedStates’Most Cherished Historic Sites.
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Discriminating Explorer: Fort Monroe National Monument—Hub Of A Classic Historic Harbor Tour

“Freedom’s Fortress” is the perfect place to start a visit to one of the nation’s most historic harbors. The massive Chesapeake Bay and the historic towns that cluster at its mouth are a premier destination for history buffs and water enthusiasts.
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Fort Monroe: A New National Monument Has A Rich Past And A Potentially Complex Future

Fort Monroe, Virginia, our newest national monument—is the largest stone and masonry fort in the United States. But this site embodies much more than just a look back at coastal fortifications. Fort Monroe's pivotal military and even cultural significance reaches back centuries before the United States and forward as recently as last year.
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Time Warp at Fort Monroe

From atop the walls of Fort Monroe National Monument (the nation's newest, dedicated last fall), the Spanish Navy training ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano created a time machine experience for visitors during this summer's OpSail 2012 event at the Norfolk, Virginia Harborfest. The ship is a four-masted topsail, steel-hulled schooner that is 113 metres (370 feet) long.

Randy Johnson
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Fort Monroe National Monument Launches Planning Effort With Open House Events On April 30th, 2012

On April 5, Fort Monroe National Monument Superintendent Kirsten Talken-Spaulding announced the start of the park’s inaugural planning effort with two April 30th open house sessions and a web page that explains the process and solicits public comment.
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NPCA Report Calls For Stronger Efforts To Protect Chesapeake Bay And Its Watershed

A new report from the National Parks Conservation Association points out a range of concerns the organization has about the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its 64,000-square-mile watershed, and carries a number of recommendations that NPCA believes can greatly improvement the bay's health.
NPCA-Chesapeake Bay Report.pdf
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President Obama Uses Antiquities Act To Create Fort Monroe National Monument

The National Park System grew by one unit Tuesday as President Obama used his powers under the Antiquities Act of 1906 to create Fort Monroe National Monument in Virginia. With that declaration the president preserved a site integral to the history of slavery, the Civil War, and the U.S. military.
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