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National Parks

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  • Everglades report shows restoration progress, needs

    Everglades report shows restoration progress, needs
    An Everglades restoration progress report released Tuesday identifies signs of success as well as a long, expensive to-do list to save Florida's fading River of Grass. Florida and the federal government are in the midst of a decades-long, multibillion-...
  • Feds to give $20 million for Tamiami Bridge

     Federal transportation officials are about to provide a $20 million grant for expansion of the Tamiami Trail bridge, a major project to allow fresh water to flow into Everglades National Park.  U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said the grant award will...
  • Free entrance to Everglades National Park, Dry Tortugas on Monday

    Free entrance to Everglades National Park, Dry Tortugas on Monday
    Get free entrance to Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas on Monday. Entrance is free at all national parks to celebrate the 98th birthday of the U.S. Park Service. Entrance fees of $10 will be waived at the main entrance in Homestead and in...
  • Utah national parks to serve as the setting for symphony performances

    Utah national parks to serve as the setting for symphony performances
    The Utah Symphony next month will bring its music to the state's Mighty 5 national parks: Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Zion. As a prelude to the symphony's 75th anniversary celebration next year, the full orchestra will perform in...
  • El Portal fire: Yosemite road reopens, three campgrounds still shut

    A key roadway near the western entrance to Yosemite National Park that was closed because of the El Portal fire has reopened to traffic. With the reopening of Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and El Portal Road on Wednesday, all roads inside the...
  • Go Away With ... Derek Hough

    Go Away With ... Derek Hough
    More famous than many of the celebrities with whom he is paired on "Dancing with the Stars," professional dancer Derek Hough is a star in his own right. Hough, 29, has won an Emmy Award for his choreography on the series, as well as an unprecedented...
  • Joshua Tree National Park: Hike then write haiku in this desert class

    Joshua Tree National Park: Hike then write haiku in this desert class
    If the Mojave Desert landscape moves you, think about expressing those feelings in words. A field class next weekend in Joshua Tree National Park offers lessons in how to write haiku and other forms of poetry that lend themselves to translating the...
  • Travel deal: Parks, forests are free on National Public Lands Day

    Travel deal: Parks, forests are free on National Public Lands Day
    Hundreds of thousands of volunteers turn out every year to plant trees and clean up trash for National Public Lands Day. Their (and our) reward for lending a hand: free admission to national parklands on the day, which falls on Sept. 27 this year. The...
  • Animals and trees saved, replaced from path of the Panama Canal expansion

    PANAMA CITY Rocks and earth aren't the only things being moved around during the Panama Canal expansion. Animals, birds and even a few insects rare ones have been trapped and relocated before the excavators and earth-moving equipment arrived. Thousands...
  • 525 acres slated to go to park service

    The National Park Service is close to acquiring 525 acres of scenic land facing the Delaware River and Appalachian Trail in Monroe County. The Smithfield Township property, originally part of the Shawnee Valley Planned Residential Development,...
  • $75 million in Wrigley rehab tax credits at stake

    $75 million in Wrigley rehab tax credits at stake
    A large financial piece of the Chicago Cubs' $375 million renovation of Wrigley Field remains unsettled after the team made significant revisions to its plans this year, including more outfield advertising. At stake is up to $75 million in federal tax...