Latest United States National Park Service Stories

2010-11-10 12:59:00

At Risk: 2 Million Annual Park Visitors Spending $160 Million and Supporting 3,000 Maine Jobs; A Glimpse of a Future With 'No Thunder' from Thunder Hole and Atlantic City Temperatures AUGUSTA, Maine, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life in Acadia National Park and the Maine communities that depend on it for economic activity are in for some major and unpleasant changes if steps are not taken to rein in climate change, according to a detailed new report issued today by the Rocky...

2010-11-04 13:24:00

To Attend Visit www.thenationaltree.org November 5th - 7th to Enter Ticket Lottery Ceremony to be Streamed Live at www.thenationaltree.org on December 9th at 5 p.m. ET and Broadcast Nationally on Public Television Throughout December WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation announced that blues legend B.B. King, Grammy®-nominated singer-songwriter and pianist Sara Bareilles, and...

2010-10-14 12:17:00

--Musco To Donate Equipment & Expertise To Illuminate Memorial Honoring The Heroes Of United Flight 93 In Shanksville, PA-- --Phase One Of Memorial To Be Unveiled On September 11, 2011-- WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the philanthropic partner of America's national parks, is pleased to announce that Musco Lighting has joined the effort to construct one of America's newest and most important national parks, the Flight 93 National Memorial....

2010-10-13 15:00:00

--National Parks From Around the Country Named to Annual List-- WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Park Foundation announced the 2010 "Top National Parks for Fall Foliage" list. Each national park location offers unique ways in which visitors can view the colorful foliage. Whether by water, foot, bicycle or car, however, the dramatic colors of the season are not to be missed. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090630/DC40408LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-10-05 14:52:00

- Jeremy Jaech, Roxanne Quimby, and David Shaw Announced As Newest Directors To The National Park Foundation Board - WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation announced the appointment of three new directors to its board. The appointments were made by Secretary of the Interior and National Park Foundation Board Chair Ken Salazar. Jeremy Jaech, Roxanne Quimby, David Shaw will join the NPF Board, providing additional expertise to the Foundation as it...

2010-09-20 11:19:00

--National Park Foundation's FREE October 13th Electronic Field Trip Currently Registering Participants At www.nationalparks.org/eft-- WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, official charity of America's national parks, announced today that popular television host and passionate conservationist Jeff Corwin will host the October 13th Electronic Field Trip (EFT) on Climate Change in the North Cascades National Park in northern Washington State. The...

2010-09-09 15:55:00

SANTA FE, N.M., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The results are in. Bear Head Lake in Ely, Minnesota, was named "America's Favorite Park" through Coca-Cola's "America Is Your Park" campaign. National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) President and Virginia State Parks Director, Joe Elton, shared the official news to a rousing round of applause at the NASPD Annual Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Quoting the news release from Coca-Cola, Elton shared that Bear Head Lake had received...

2010-08-01 08:29:20

The UN's cultural and scientific body added a region of mountainous forests in Sri Lanka and an isolated archipelago off Hawaii to UNESCO's World Heritage list, officials said on Saturday. The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization added the two sites on Friday during a 10-day meeting held to revise the World Heritage list. The additions brought the number of environmentally and culturally unique sites considered important to our...

2010-07-13 04:21:00

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A former U.S. House Government Operations Committee and White House spokesman, Robert Weiner, and Jonathan Battaglia, a Policy Analyst at Robert Weiner Associates, have called for all national parks to have free admission as a solution to dramatically declining attendance. In a guest op-ed in today's Arizona Republic, Weiner and Battaglia point out that "in 1995, over 68 million people visited the parks. By 2009, the number was down to 63...

2010-06-21 11:33:00

NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders from the U.S. Departments of Labor, Interior and Agriculture joined in New York City at the Outdoor Nation Youth Summit on June 20 to announce the launch of a $20 million federal grant opportunity and implementation of an initiative designed to help disadvantaged youth prepare for jobs in the outdoors. Through a national grant competition, funds will be awarded to enable ex-offenders ages 18 to 24 to give back to their communities through...

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