Arizona

Photo: Twin Arrows Arizona borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, touches Colorado and has a 389-mile (626 kilometers) international border with the states of Sonora and Baja California in Mexico. The name of the state appears to originate from an earlier Spanish name, Arizonac, derived from the O’odham name alĭ ṣonak, meaning “small spring” (Historians …

Wild USA

The United States has a long history of conservation. Slideshare Go Wild: Engaging Conservation Champions in the USA from ron mader Wiki Planeta Wiki features collaboratively edited features about biodiversity, parks and wildlife around the world.  http://planeta.wikispaces.com/wildusa Planeta.com National Park Service Floats Fee Increase Bears Ears National Monument

New York City

Photo: New York City Department of Transportation, Wayfinding Launch New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area. Keep an eye on upcoming events and our curated collection of headlines. Some history. The word “Manhattan” has been translated as “island of many hills” from …

Zion National Park

Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Ancestral Puebloans inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon” in Southern Pauite. Key Links http://www.nps.gov/zion https://www.facebook.com/zionnps https://twitter.com/ZionNPS http://www.flickr.com/zionnps Zion National …

Wisconsin

Photo: Courtney Celley/USFWS Midwest, Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Wisconsin borders two of the five Great Lakes and four states (Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota). Food Known as ‘America’s Dairyland,’ Wisconsin is famous for cheese. The state’s Swiss and German migrants brought recipes for all sorts of smoked meats and cheeses. Specialties include bratwurst. Farmers’ markets …

California

Photo: Boston Public Library, Pioneer’s Cabin. On January 8, 2017 this iconic Sierra redwood fell to the ground. The tree was estimated to be more than 1,000 years old (and still alive) when it fell.  This stereography made sometime between 1850-1880 by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. shows the tree before it was tunneled through. California …

Points of No Return #CRDseminar

The Colorado River District’s popular one-day Annual Water Seminar in Grand Junction, Colorado takes place Friday, September 15 , 9am-330pm at the Two Rivers Convention Center. The theme is “Points of No Return.” Cost of the seminar, which includes lunch, is $30 if pre-registered, $40 at the door. Hashtag: #CRDseminar Keynoting the lunchtime program will be …

US-Mexico Border Art

Photo Artist creates massive portrait installation at US-Mexico border Twitter Moment Artist creates massive portrait installation at US-Mexico border More about the artist https://twitter.com/jrart http://www.jr-art.net Google Maps Headlines https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/arts/design/jr-artist-mexico-border-wall.html

Hawai’i

Photo: Eric Tessmer, Hanauma Bay Hawai’i is the southernmost state in the USA The Hawaiian Archipelago hosts eight national parks, two renowned World Heritage Sites: Papahānaumokuākea, a Marine National Monument and Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and an expansive Biosphere Reserve. More park info on the Planeta Wiki. Six major islands: Hawai’i Island, Maui, Lāna’i, Moloka‘i, O’ahu …