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Friday, May 18th, 2012

  • Four rivers that pour their flows into the Chesapeake Bay have been linked to the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, tying the significance of the nation's first water trail to Virginia, New York, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

    The connections were cemented earlier this week when Interior Secretary Ken

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

  • Floating the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park is a transformational expedition for many.

  • Every year since 1938, Freemasons have been getting together for the Great Smokies Summer Assembly of York Rite Masons.

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

  • Poor conditions for a prescribed burn -- unsettled weather patterns, extensive fuels, and steep terrain -- have prompted officials to delay a burn planned for the Wawona area of Yosemite National Park.

    The 846-acre Wawona Northwest Prescribed Fire that was to be ignited Wednesday was cancelled by fire bosses due to c

  • A number of national parks are clustered around some of the 10 rivers whose health is so 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.

    This year's ranking by the organization, which since 1986 has annually published a list of "endangere