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Find Your Way launched to celebrate trails, river systems

(June 2, 2017) -- Today, several federal agencies and their nonprofit partners announced the launch of #FindYourWay to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the National Trails System and the Wild & Scenic Rivers acts in 2018. Over the next two years, #FindYourWay will invite visitors from all backgrounds to explore America’s trails and rivers. Read More »

N.M.: Valles Caldera National Preserve

(June 2, 2017) -- mong the newest additions to the National Park System, the 88,900-acre Valles Caldera National Preserve is a surprising gem at the top of the Jemez Mountains in north-central New Mexico that helps earn the state its motto—“The Land of Enchantment.” Read More »

NPS commemorates Memorial Day with special events

(May 26, 2017) -- “Throughout the country, national parks will hold ceremonies and programs to remember and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Acting National Park Service Director Michael T. Reynolds. “We are forever indebted to those who have given their lives in defense of our country and our freedoms.” Read More »

President proposes $2.55 billion for NPS

(May 23, 2017) -- President Donald J. Trump today proposed a $2.55 billion Fiscal Year 2018 budget for the National Park Service (NPS), including funding increases for top Trump Administration priorities like deferred maintenance. Read More »

W.V.: Gauley River National Recreation Area

(May 2, 2017) -- The Gauley River National Recreation Area established in 1988, protects 25 miles of the Gauley River and six miles of the Meadow River. Dropping more than 668 feet through rugged, remote terrain, this part of the river features more than 100 rapids with steep gradients, technical runs, an incredible volume of water, and huge waves. Read More »

Celebrate World Heritage Day

(April 17, 2017) -- In celebration of World Heritage Day, the United States National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS) and the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) announce a new initiative to bring attention to sites in the United States that are on the World Heritage List or may be nominated in the future. Read More »

NPS, National Park Foundation launch Parks 101

(April 17, 2017) -- In conjunction with this year’s National Park Week from April 15 through 23, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation will launch Parks 101, an ongoing series of hidden histories that showcase unexpected stories and experiences from America’s national parks and programs. Read More »

National Park Service commemorates Women’s History Month

(March 10, 2017) — From factory workers in Lowell, Mass., to spies and nurses on Civil War battlefields, to national leaders like Eleanor Roosevelt, women continue to dramatically shape the history of our nation. In celebration of Women’s History Month, national parks across the country are hosting special events, discussions, tours, and exhibits to highlight the contribution of women in American history. Read More »

Md.: Assateague campsite relocation study underway

(March 3, 2017) -- The National Park Service is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) in support of a new flexible design strategy for relocating campsites at the Oceanside Campground on Assateague that are lost or repeatedly damaged by coastal storm events. Read More »

NPS celebrates Presidents’ Day with free admission

(Feb. 16, 2017) -- What do all U.S. presidents have in common? National parks. The legacies of each person that served in our nation’s highest office are preserved in national parks around the country – including the White House where history is constantly made. Discover the places and stories of presidents this weekend and enjoy free entrance to all national parks on Presidents’ Day – Feb. 20. Read More »

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

(Feb. 2, 2017) — Come to the city where jazz was born and visit the National Park Service site that traces its story from West African drums to modern influences, a press release from the National Park Service stated. New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is small in size, but it tells a story as big as America, the release continued. Read More »