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Ancient Sea Cow Fossil Discovered On The Channel Islands

Channel Islands National Park continues to demonstrate the richness that national parks protect. In the past year alone the park off California's coast has been found to have attracted brown boobies, which rarely are found so far north, has held a previously unknown Native American site that dates back thousands of years, and has given up a prehistoric mammoth skull. The latest discovery is a fossil of a sea cow that could be 25 million years old.
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Obed Wild And Scenic River Earns International Dark Sky Designation

It gets dark, very dark, at Obed Wild and Scenic River on the Kentucky-Tennessee line. So dark, in fact, that the park has received designation as an International Dark Sky Park. With this designation, Obed Wild and Scenic River is now the second National Park Service unit east of Colorado to earn this designation and the 17th national park in the United States to do so.
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Fort Scott National Historic Site To Present Annual Candlelight Tour

Do you want to dance the night away? Would you enjoy some gossip and a bit of matchmaking? Maybe you are hoping for a big promotion at work or would like to move some place more adventurous? These are the types of activities and conversations you can either eavesdrop on, or participate in, during this year’s Candlelight Tour at Fort Scott National Historic Site in Kansas.
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Annual Deer Culling To Begin At Rock Creek Park On December 1

This year’s window for annual deer population reduction at Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., is scheduled to start December 1 and run through March 31, 2018. To carry out the Rock Creek Park White-tailed Deer Management Plan, temporary night-time road closures will be in effect to provide for visitor and employee safety during reduction activities. Commuters, including cyclists, are advised to plan alternate routes.
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