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Friends Of The Smokies Awarded Grant To Promote Bear Safety On A.T.

Friends of the Smokies and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy will continue their partnership to assist Great Smoky Mountains National Park with proactive bear management. The ATC’s North Carolina specialty license plate grant program awarded Friends of the Smokies $4,000 to support repairs of food storage cables at campsites and shelters along the Smokies stretch of the Appalachian Trail.
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Saving Trees In National Parks Damaged By Hurricane Irma

Arborist Curtis Tilghman sees the national parks like no one else. He’s been in a tree over the grave of Thomas Edison. He’s cut branches under the shadow of the Statue of Liberty. He’s repaired tree damage in the Chalmette National Cemetery and cut trees from an airboat at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.
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Big Thicket National Preserve Recovering After Hurricane Harvey

As the Caribbean braces to take the brunt of a second hurricane in three weeks, parks in Texas are continuing to recover from destruction caused last month by Hurricane Harvey. The good news is that Big Thicket National Preserve, which experienced unprecedented flooding, is beginning to return to normal operations.
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