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2011-07-15 00:00:35

The Clean Beaches Coalition today released its annual list of beaches which have been officially certified as clean, healthy and environmentally well managed. This year beaches in twenty states and U.S. territories, including American Samoa, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin are on the nationally touted list. Washington, DC...

2011-01-19 08:46:00

--March 1st Broadcast To Take Students Nationwide To Gulf Islands National Seashore To Learn About The Science Of Understanding Human and Natural Change In An Eco-System-- --Educators Invited to Register NOW At: WWW.ELECTRONICFIELDTRIP.ORG-- WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using the Gulf Islands National Seashore as its classroom, the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, is inviting students across the country to experience...

2010-05-26 12:30:00

Sites in AL, FL, LA, MS and TX Highlighted - "Special Places" in Grave Jeopardy Today; Potential Impacts Underscore the Steep Cost of America's Addiction to Oil. WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From Padre Island National Seashore in Texas to the Everglades National Park in Florida, the 15 national parks, wildlife refuges and state parks in Gulf states most threatened by the ongoing BP oil blowout are identified in a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)...

2008-10-03 09:00:17

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Padre Island National Seashore in Texas, the world's longest undeveloped barrier island, now looks as if people have been living - and dumping - on it for decades. || Tons of debris swept up by Hurricane Ike last month was carried by Gulf of Mexico currents hundreds of miles from the upper Texas coast to this ordinarily pristine landscape just north of the Mexican border. Sections of roofs, refrigerators, love seats, beds, TVs, hot tubs and holiday decorations...

2008-09-12 18:00:15

By GORDON JACKSON ST. MARYS, Ga. - Nearly four years after Congress passed legislation requiring five to eight daily motorized tours to the north end of Cumberland Island, the National Park Service has released a plan to meet the mandate. The Park Service would not give any estimate on when the long- awaited tours would begin. Proposed destinations described in the plan released this week include areas seldom seen by visitors such as the Stafford Cemetery, remnants of an old slave...

2008-07-31 09:00:47

By CATHERINE KOZAK By Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot washington A Dare County official urged a Senate subcommittee Wednesday to pass legislation setting aside a legal agreement on beach access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore that he says has limited public access and hurt tourism and the Outer Banks heritage. Warren Judge, chairman of Dare County Board of Commissioners, testified that the beaches would have been closed entirely to off- road vehicles for three years if the...

2008-07-31 09:00:47

By CATHERINE KOZAK By Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot washington A Dare County official urged a Senate subcommittee Wednesday to pass legislation setting aside a legal agreement on beach access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore that he says has limited public access and hurt tourism and the Outer Banks heritage. Warren Judge, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, testified that the beaches would have been closed entirely to off-road vehicles for three years if the county had...

2008-07-13 09:00:19

By KRISTEN WYATT By Kristen Wyatt The Associated Press ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE, Md. The wild ponies of Assateague Island don't seem bothered by people - not even people driving hulking trucks and vans right up to the shore and setting up fishing poles and grills steps away from the crashing waves. But driving on Assateague Island National Seashore is under review, and even ardent supporters of allowing anglers and campers to drive on the beach fear the days of getting...

2008-07-13 09:00:00

By W MEADE STITH III By W. Meade Stith III Environmentalists have sued to stop driving on beaches in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to push for more critical habitat designations in the Seashore. The stated reason for these actions is to protect the piping plover, a shorebird considered "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. In 2008, a consent decree closed the most popular beaches in the Seashore. You'd think the piping...


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