Mammoth Cave National Park
Ice storms, storms tossed off by hurricanes, and normal use have taken a toll on some of the backcountry trails in Mammoth Cave National Park. To mitigate that wear and tear, crews will head into the backcountry next month to begin repairs.
It's not a good sign when a national park starts to offer rewards for information to stop crime within its borders, but that's what the folks at Mammoth Cave National Park have opted to do.
A lot of American naturalization ceremonies take place in courthouses, and a few take place in national parks. But this Friday is believed to be the first time such a ceremony ever took place inside a cave in Mammoth Cave National Park.
A change in ferries takes place at Mammoth Cave National Park on Tuesday, as the Green River Ferry heads for dry dock and maintenance work and the Houchin Ferry is put back into service.
A brass quintet inside Mammoth Cave? That's on the schedule for the annual Cave Sing at Mammoth Cave National Park, which will celebrate the coming holidays with an event to bring the surrounding community together.
Among the units of the National Park System that are offering special events to mark the Fourth of July are Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky and Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.
While it's relatively well-known that pot farms have been planted in the backcountry of such Western parks as Sequoia and Yosemite, a similar problem is being confronted back East in Mammoth Cave National Park. To battle the problem, the park is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to a successful prosecution of those growing the marijuana patches.
Throughout the year my mailbox is filled with solicitations from various causes, among them national park-related events and projects. Here's a look at just some of the latest you might consider giving to.