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Sunday, June 19th, 2011

  • In a move that astounded proponents of a "Maine Woods National Park and Preserve," the Maine Legislature has passed a resolution opposing a feasibility study into the creation of such a park.

    On June 15, Maine Senate President Kevin Raye introduced a resolution, SP 519, which opposes even a feasibility study to evaluate the benefits and costs of creating a national park in the Maine Wood

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

  • Cats, not canines, are reputed to possess those mythical "nine lives," but if dogs could talk, the lead character in a recent incident at Yosemite National Park might debate the point just a bit.

    On the afternoon of Thursday, June 9, an eleven-year-old black Labrador named “Sweety” spotted a squirrel at the popular [url=http://www.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/sc

Friday, June 17th, 2011

  • Looking for a birthday party to attend? Plan now to attend the June 25 rededication of Shenandoah National Park, which turned 75 this year.

    Park officials have a full day of activities planned to celebrate the park’s original dedication. From 10 a.m. until at least 6 p.m. on June 25 the festivities will be ongoing at Big Meadows along Skyline Drive.

  • A helpful donation from The North Face will help bring more kids and families to enjoy the wonders of Grand Teton National Park through two programs offered by the Grand Teton National Park Foundation.

    The $2,500 will go toward the foundation's Youth Conservation Program, a teen trail crew that operates in Grand Te

  • What would you do if you were in charge of the largest waterfront property in New York City?

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, New York Mayor Bloomberg and other dignitaries gathered earlier this week in New York City to discuss some possible answers to that question, and they involve plans "to revitalize Floyd Bennett Field and make [url=http://www.nps.gov/gate/index.htm]Gateway National