April is Earth Month!

April is Earth Month!

Did you know April is Earth Month?  We may not be getting out as much as we would like, but we can still do things to lighten our spirit!  If you donate to "plant a tree" through the National...

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National Parks close due to the Coronavirus…

National Parks close due to the Coronavirus…

Like many of you, I was thinking that now might be a great time to visit a National Park.  Fresh air, nature, and unlimited social distancing, combined with free entrance - what could be better!  Unfortunately, many people had...

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National Parks set new visitation records!

National Parks set new visitation records!

Despite issues at some parks, the National Parks are setting new visitation records!  Just more reason to plan in advance, whether you want to camp, or stay at a local resort.  See this article about Joshua Tree, and other...

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Restore America’s Parks and Public Lands Act

Restore America’s Parks and Public Lands Act

Congress introduced a bill to repair the US National Parks - “Restore America’s Parks and Public Lands Act.” Seems like a good way to spend money to me!  See the attached article: https://kfor.com/news/congress-working-to-repair-us-national-parks/  

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National Parks Foundation

National Parks Foundation

OK, this is a no-brainer.  If you have not already, you need to subscribe to the free National Parks newsletter offered by the National Parks Foundation.  Go to the website http://www.nationalparks.org  and sign up.  It comes monthly, so you are...

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National Park Week:  April 18-26, 2020

National Park Week: April 18-26, 2020

Did you know there is a whole week to celebrate our National Parks?  That week is April 18-26 for 2020.  And to kick-off the celebration, all National Parks have free admission on April 18th!  Each day has different activities...

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The reintroduction of the gray wolf to Yellowstone National Park revitalized the ecosystem!

The reintroduction of the gray wolf to Yellowstone National Park revitalized the ecosystem!

As a species, we generally make mistakes in how we treat other people, wildlife, or plants - resulting in exploitation or often extinction. It’s good to see that we are realizing how interconnected we are with our world, and...

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Rats, Cats and Hogs – Oh My!

Rats, Cats and Hogs – Oh My!

Life is never easy...  trying to maintain the delicate balance of plants and wildlife in the National Parks is an ongoing challenge!  I found this article interesting: https://ktla.com/2019/12/04/rats-cats-and-hogs-oh-my-u-s-national-parks-are-being-overrun-by-non-native-animals/

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The Future of Our National Parks

The Future of Our National Parks

What is the future of our National Parks? Will they be privatized? How do we handle increased usage on decreasing budgets? Some questions that deserve serious discussion and potentially bold thinking. Not sure what the right answer is… I found this thought-provoking...

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National Parks Trivia

National Parks Trivia

I’m kind of a trivia nut. I play trivia nearly every Wednesday night at a local bar with some dear friends. It never ceases to amaze me how much I don’t know… I truly think the brain can only...

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