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National Park Visits At Record Highs For 3rd Straight Year

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic levels of popularity that brought collateral headaches stemming from overcrowded roads and trails and increasing visitor misbehavior. 672 more words


National Parks Service 10 Free Days in 2017

General Sherman, the largest tree on earth in Sequoia National Park in California. The otherworldly hoodoos in Bryce Canyon, Utah. The wondrous, diverse landscape of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

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NPS Data Illustrates Flagstaff's Success as a Dark Sky Community

Congratulations to Flagstaff, AZ! These images captured by the National Parks Service illustrate the success of Flagstaff’s Lighting Ordinances.

“The nighttime observations captured and compared Flagstaff’s light pollution to that of Cheyenne, Wyo. 28 more words


San Francisco - More Public Trees Destroyed

We recently received this report from a long-term member of the Fort Mason Community Garden. More trees have been destroyed, shocking those who cared about them.

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Time To Explore Our National Parks In 2017

by Kimberly A. Cook                (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

This final Quirky Friday of 2016 calls for something good to start off the new year. I’m promoting visiting our National Parks. 124 more words

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Riding on the Mt. Vernon Trail

The National Parks Service, grand organization, operates a beautiful pathway (the Mt. Vernon Trail) along the Potomac River – running from the Key Bridge (between Rosslyn, Va and Georgetown, DC) to George Washington’s historical estate, Mt. 218 more words

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