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UPDATED: Winter Storm Expected To Impact East Coast Units Of National Park System

National Park System units along the East Coast were closing down Wednesday in advance of a potent winter storm, known in some circles as a "bomb cyclone," expected to batter the coast through Thursday with gale-force winds, freezing rains, and possibly a foot or more of snow in some parks.

$3.45 Million Awarded To The C&O Canal For Canal Rewatering And Towpath Improvements

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park has been awarded $3.45 million from the Transportation Alternatives Program through the Maryland Department of Transportation thanks to the vocal support of the C&O Canal Trust and the greater canal community: $2.45 million for “A Rewatered Canal” and $1 million for “Towpath Rehabilitation: A Safe Towpath.”

National Parks Traveler Honored By Coalition To Protect America's National Parks

Kurt Repanshek, founder and editor-in-chief of National Parks Traveler, has been honored by the Coalition to Protect America's National Parks with its George Hartzog Award, which is given annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the National Park System and Service.

4th Annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival Set For May

Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region on May 17-20 at the Fourth Annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival. The festival is a partnership of the region’s major environmental groups highlighting the dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a positive impact on the economic, conservation, and environmental education for visitors and residents to the Indiana Dunes region

National Park Service and Parks Canada Finalize Chilkoot Trail Overnight Recreational Fee For 2018

The National Park Service and Parks Canada have finalized the overnight recreational fee for the Chilkoot Trail at $61.30 Canadian dollars for adults and $30.60 CAD for youth ages 6-16. Parks Canada will begin accepting 2018 hiker reservations on Wednesday, January 17.

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