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NASA Coming to Homestead National Monument Of America For Total Eclipse

Homestead National Monument of America will be one of the prime locations for experiencing the total solar eclipse on August 21, and not just because it’s in the path of totality. NASA has designated the Nebraska park an official viewing location for the natural phenomenon, and the space agency’s scientists and camera crews will on site for three days of activities, presentations, and exhibits, including a program from the creators of the PBS Kids series “Ready Jet Go!”

Backlog Of Deferred Maintenance In National Park System Takes Roughly $600 Million Drop

Year after year after year, the dollars attached to the deferred maintenance across the National Park System continued a slow, but steady, upward march. Until 2016, when the National Park Service was actually able to slice roughly $600 million off the total, dropping it to $11.3 billion.

Celebrate National Trails Day® At Shenandoah National Park

Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® in Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, June 3. In partnership with Shenandoah National Park, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club invites new hikers and experienced backpackers to learn new trail skills at PATC Trail Patrol’s “Beyond the Trailhead” event at Byrd Visitor Center (milepost 51 on Skyline Drive) from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Come join guided hikes and hands-on demonstrations throughout the day.

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