#ItsMyParkDay in Austin, Texas

Hashtags Austin, Texas – Today (Saturday, November 4) is It’s My Park Day. Hashtag: #ItsMyParkDay The biggest city-wide volunteer event for the Austin Parks Foundation and has expanded to a Spring and Fall event held the first Saturday in March and November. Each year, thousands of volunteers work to improve parks and greenbelts throughout the city. …

National Climate Assessment #nca4

Cover Recommended Reading: Climate Science Special Report Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I, the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. Key Links https://science2017.globalchange.gov https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_FullReport.pdf https://twitter.com/usgcrp Hashtags: #CSSR2017 #NCA4 Summary New observations and new research have increased our understanding of past, current, and future …

National Park Service Floats Fee Increase

Photo: Zion National Park Washington, DC – The National Park Service (NPS) is considering increases to fees at highly visited national parks during peak visitor seasons. The proposed new fee structure would be implemented at Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Denali, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Olympic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion National Parks …

Nevada: Tourism Means More

Snapshots of tourism in Nevada 2016 Talking Points Tourism Means More Talking Points  Travel and tourism continues to be Nevada’s leading industry:  Las Vegas experienced record breaking attendance for the this year in a row with 42.9 million visitors in CY16  Travel is a $65.8 billion industry in Nevada.  Nevada’s travel …

Get Outdoors, Nevada 2017 #getoutdoorsnv

Poster Saturday, October 7 is Get Outdoors Nevada Day and celebrations will be held at Henderson’s Cornerstone Park between 9am-2pm. Hashtag:#getoutdoorsNV About the event The Outside Las Vegas Foundation, in partnership with the City of Henderson, presents the 4th annual Get Outdoors Nevada Day. A free, fun, family-friendly event highlighting all Southern Nevada has to offer in …

Turning the Tide: Water in the Desert

Photo: Ron Mader, Historic Fifth Street School Announcing the September panel discussions, part of Building Las Vegas an initiative launched by UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives. Panel discussions take place at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 South 4th Street in Downtown Las Vegas. These events are free and open to the public. RSVP to attend. Hashtag: #BuildingLasVegas On Thursday, …

Dreamers

The news that the Trump Administration will rescind DACA prompts an exploration of migration and USA-Mexico relations. This page will expand with relevant links and resources. From Lawlogix.com What Is the DREAM Act and Who Are DREAMers? While Congress debates issues regarding comprehensive immigration reform, the Department of Homeland Security has implemented the Deferred Action …

Kahuku

Hawai’i – The community of Kahuku is located northwest from Laie and east from Kuilima and Kawela Bay along Kamehameha Highway (Route 83). In the Hawaiian language, ka huku means “the projection”, presumably a reference to Kahuku Point nearby, the northernmost point of land on the island of Oahu. Elsewhere on the Web http://www.kahukuhigh.org http://www.kahukuhigh.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=249435&type=d&pREC_ID=574106 kahukuhis/ …

Future transit in southern Nevada

Livestreaming, On Board – Your Future Transportation Plan hosted by Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. RTC will provide a new date and time. Hashtag: #RTCSNV The conversation will explore southern Nevada’s plan for future transit and introduce the website OnBoardSNV.com This visionary plan will identify how enhancements to the current bus system, new high capacity transit services …

National Monuments Report Summary

Buzzwords: National Monument First look at the report summary sent by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to the president regarding the 27 national monuments larger than 100,000 acres established since the presidency of Bill Clinton. The entire report has not yet been made public. Downsizing the size of the monuments represents an unprecedented effort …