The highest volcano in the Galapagos Islands erupted early Monday for the first time in nearly 33 years, the archipelago's national park service reported. Isabela Island's Wolf Volcano sent smoke more than six miles high and glowed orange...Show More Summary
Our local beaches officially opened for the season this weekend with an intriguing new attraction at Jacob Riis Park (which is operated by the National Park Service): The Riis Park Beach Bazaar, a spinoff of the now-defunct Brooklyn Night Bazaar, brought instantly popular new food concessions to the beach, along with live music and some quirky arts and crafts. [ more › ]
In 2008, Congress authorized the National Park Service to study the feasibility of adding a large patchwork of Southern California open space to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Submit a picture like this to a Parks Service photo contest, and you could be looking at a year in the hoosegow. Image by Daniel Mayer via Wikimedia Commons Submitting pictures of your camping trip at Yellowstone National Park to any photo contest sponsored by a government agency is now a crime punishable by up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine. Show More Summary
Corpsmembers and volunteers at the 2014 Great Outdoors Day of Service in the Nation's Capital. By Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President & CEO of The Corps Network June is Great Outdoors Month: a celebration of our parks and waters and the many ways to enjoy them. Show More Summary
Jonathan B. Jarvis-18th director of the National Park Service, will address attendees at the 88th annual OWAA conference for a keynote presentation at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 26 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Jarvis’ presentation will kickShow More Summary
Betty Reid Soskin is having a moment. At 93, she’s the oldest ranger on active duty in the entire U.S. National Park Service. Reid Soskin, who began her career as a ranger at age 85, was profiled by the Today show over the weekend, and the segment showed her leading tours at the Rosie the…
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl has been gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park while posing for a picture near the animal. The National Park Service says the unidentified girl's injuries were serious but not life-threatening. Show More Summary
Image Credit: National Park Service [PDF] The Girl Scouts of the USA aren’t just about selling cookies; they recently launched two new initiatives to expand their program into the great outdoors. The Girl Scout Ranger Program, developed...Show More Summary
Arrange a day or camping trip through the National Park Service, with ferry rides from St. Mary’s.
The team behind the Brooklyn Night Bazaar has signed a multi-year lease with the National Parks Service in the Rockaways to "re-imagine the beach experience at Jacob Riis Park" with "abundant activities, entertainment, shopping, food,...Show More Summary
The people behind Brooklyn Night Bazaar (which coincedentally just got word it has to close), announce Riis Park Beach Bazaar:We are proud to announce that the National Park Service has granted Brooklyn Bazaar a 5 year lease to develop...
Don't mess with mama bear. Tourists in Yellowstone National Park learned that lesson the hard way last Wednesday when they got too close to a trio of cubs. The National Park Service has a number of rules about viewing bears, and these tourists seem to have violated nearly all of them. Show More Summary
Crowds gathered on the Mall and elsewhere in DC to marvel at yesterday‘s historic Arsenal of Democracy Flyover. To make it happen, organizers had to work with the FAA, TSA, the Secret Service and National Parks Service for permission to fly planes over what is normally restricted airspace. Show More Summary
The Secret Service and the National Park Service will place sharp metal spikes at the top of the White House fence and install other measures to boost security at the complex, the agencies said Thursday.
An Edison phonograph exhibit with a talking doll in Paris, 1889. Image Credit: National Park Service In the late 1800s, Thomas Edison got into the doll business. Not long after inventing the phonograph, the prolific entrepreneur imagined...Show More Summary
According to ABC, authorities at Grand Canyon National Park are investigating a possible suicide. The National Park Service has identified a body below the South Rim of the Grand Canyon following a search that was initiated by a call about a man who had fallen. Show More Summary
TweetA very Coast Guard-style rescue up in Marin County: “On May 4, 2015 at about 1:15 PM, CHP Helicopter H-32 responded to assist the National Parks Service and the Southern Marin Fire Department with a rescue. Earlier, a woman was out on Tennessee Beach and was swept out to sea. She managed to swim back […]
On Thursday, April 30, 2015, U.S. National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul N. Jaenichen will host a media conference
It’s been noted on this blog more than once that we currently do not have a historic site devoted to Reconstruction. Today in the Atlantic…