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Celebrate National Fossil Day At Niobrara National Scenic River

Saber-toothed cats, horned rodents, and bone-crushing dogs will come back to life in displays at the Niobrara National Scenic River Visitor Center beginning on National Fossil Day, October 11. Children may discover a love for the past through family-friendly activities available throughout the day. In addition, teachers will be offered free in-school educational program opportunities, which may be presented throughout the school year.

Appellate Court Upholds NPS Right To Regulate Watercraft In Yukon-Charley Rivers

A tribunal from a federal appellate court has upheld the National Park Service's right to regulate watercraft on waters that pass through park units. The ruling, stemming from a case from Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve in Alaska, rejected the claim that the state of Alaska had authority over the Nation River even though it flowed through the preserve.

Cleanup Work After Hurricanes Irma, Maria Ongoing In Florida, Georgia, Caribbean

Nearly 300 National Park Service employees continued to work Monday on cleaning up the mess Hurricanes Irma and Maria left after roaring through the Caribbean and into South Florida and into Georgia. While access was slowly improving to some parks, others remained closed to the public.

Take A "Virtual Tour" Of Scotty's Castle At Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park will be hosting Scotty’s Castle Days this coming weekend. Everyone is invited to attend this free two-day event at the park's Furnace Creek Visitor Center. The event will feature Virtual Reality Tours of Scotty’s Castle and will include ranger programs and children’s activities.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Proposes To Allow Personal Watercraft In Lakeshore Waters

Seven years after a federal judge tossed out rules governing personal watercraft use at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan, the National Park Service has come up with a revised set of rules that would continue to allow the watercraft in park waters.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nest Sends 100 Hatchlings To Sea At Assateague Island National Seashore

Sea turtle nests and the resulting hatchlings are common at places such as Padre Island National Seashore, Canaveral National Seashore, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore, but not so much at Assateague Island National Seashore. That's why the news of a Loggerhead turtle nest hatching at Assateague Island is great to hear.

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