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Entry Deadline Near for Youth Arts in the Parks 2016 Art Contest

Glen Jean, West Virginia—Nature can be a great inspiration! Now is the time for local students to celebrate nature and use their creativity to craft an entry for the Youth Arts in the Parks 2016 Appalachian Spring Wildflower Art Contest. This annual art contest is open to all K –12…


NPS Releases Trail Development Plan for New River Gorge

NPS Releases Trail Development Plan for New River Gorge

“We are pleased to announce that the Trail Development Plan – Phase One/Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) is now available for public review and comment,” explained National Park Service Acting Superintendent Debbie Darden. “The public has expressed a great deal of interest in developing additional trail opportunities for both hiking and bicycling within the…


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Acadia National Park America’s Best Idea: National Park Getaway

BAR HARBOR, Maine – Every week, the National Park Service shines a spotlight on a different park—the destination of the week’s Getaway. The chosen place takes the lead role in a travel article published at www.nps.gov/getaways. This week’s article, the 55th in the series, stars Acadia National Park in Maine….


First Lady Michelle Obama Asks Junior Rangers to Take It Outside at Our National Parks

WASHINGTON – “Let’s Move Outside, Junior Rangers!” is First Lady Michelle Obama’s call to kids across the country this summer. Today, the National Park Service kicks off Let’s Move Outside Junior Ranger in 20 parks. National Park Junior Rangers will not only have fun and get exercise but also receive…


Formal Partnership Established Among National, State, and Local Park Organizations

Looking for a way to improve your child’s mental and physical health? Look no further than your nearest park or natural area. “Numerous studies conclude that time spent in outdoor settings decreases stress, inspires creativity, promotes social development, and encourages physical fitness,” said National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis. “A…


Help Make America’s Best Idea Even Better

September 26: A Day of Service and Celebration in Your National Parks WASHINGTON, DC (September 2, 2009)  – Join the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation in making America’s Best Idea – the national parks – even better.   On September 26, National Public Lands Day, the national parks…


National Park Service Gets the Lead Out!

WASHINGTON – National Park Service visitors and wildlife have something to cheer about today with the agency’s stepped-up efforts to reduce lead in national park environments. “Our goal is to eliminate the use of lead ammunition and lead fishing tackle in parks by the end of 2010,” said Acting National…


New Year’s Resolution from National Park Service Director Mary A. Bomar

WASHINGTON – Out with the old, in with the new—let’s get rid of those tired old New Year’s resolutions and do something different—pledge to take a kid to visit a national park! As Director of the National Park Service, I have spoken across the country of our children being “seduced…


Service approves Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Pennsylvania

H. Dale Hall, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Marvin Moriarty, the agency’s northeast regional director, announced today that the Service has approved a new national wildlife refuge in eastern Pennsylvania’s Cherry Valley. The Service has established a boundary for the refuge, encompassing 20,466 acres in Monroe…


BLM Waives Recreation-related Fees for Veterans on Veterans Day

The Bureau of Land Management will waive recreation-related fees for veterans and military personnel, along with their families, on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11. BLM Director Jim Caswell, a Vietnam veteran, encouraged veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces to recreate on BLM-managed or other Federal lands on November…