National Parks Conservation Association

Elsewhere on the Web The National Parks Conservation Association – npca.org – is the only independent, nonpartisan membership organization devoted exclusively to advocacy on behalf of the National Parks System. Its mission is “to protect and enhance America’s National Park System for present and future generations.” Key Links npca.org @NPCA Features Get on a Boat: …

Joshua Tree Links

Photo: Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center Links related to Joshua Tree National Park presented in somewhat random fashion: Night Sky Festival Joshua Tree’s 2019 Night Sky Festival Headlines The Ultimate Joshua Tree National Park Travel Guide – Thrillist – @delightedbite How a South Pasadena matron used her wits and wealth to create Joshua Tree …

Costa Rica Parks

Poster August 24 is National Parks Day in Costa Rica (Día de Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica). The National Parks Day of Costa Rica, is instituted in order that people reflect and participate actively in conservation actions and respect for the environment. On August 24, by Executive Decree No. 1647 MAG-MEP of 1986, the “Day …

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). Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Wisconsin? Food Known as ‘America’s Dairyland,’ Wisconsin is famous for cheese. The state’s Swiss and German migrants brought recipes for all sorts …

Visitor Spending Near USA National Parks

Photo: Grand Canyon In 2018, visitor spending in communities near national parks resulted in a $40.1 billion benefit to the nation’s economy and supported 329,000 jobs. In 2018, 318 million park visitors spent an estimated $20.2 billion in local gateway regions while visiting National Park Service lands across the country. These expenditures supported a total …

Nevado de Toluca

Photo: Semarnat Nevado de Toluca is a large stratovolcano in central Mexico, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Mexico City near the city of Toluca. It is the fourth highest of Mexico’s peaks, after Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. On October 21, 2016 the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) issued …

Wild France (France Sauvage)

France Flag Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in France. This page collects relevant links and resources related to the parks and reserves, and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. Wikipedia: The national parks of France is a system of ten national parks throughout metropolitan France and its overseas departments, coordinated by the …

National Park Week 2019

National Park Week is the largest celebration of national heritage in the USA. 2019 dates: April 20-28. Hashtag: #NationalParkWeek The National Park Service partners with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to present National Park Week each April. On weekends, every national park will give visitors free admission! Plan your …

National Monument

Bingo: National Monument A national monument is a section of public land set aside for its natural, historical, or cultural value. National monuments range from structures to oceans to large tracts of land. Some History The Antiquities Act was established in 1906 by Theodore Roosevelt and has been used more than a hundred times since its passage. …

National Park Service (USA)

Elsewhere on the Web National Park Service – nps.gov – Key Links nps.gov News DOI News Birthday Facebook Flickr @natlparkservice 2020 Did you know more than 318 million visitors spent $20.2 billion in communities within 60 miles of a park in the National Park System? Learn more: https://t.co/SbPt8WHwkR #SOTU pic.twitter.com/CaZo25hAB2 — NPS Press (@NPS_Press) February …