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National Park Service Celebrates 98th Birthday 0 Comments
by Donald Leadbetter from
The National Park ServiceOn Monday August 25, 2014, the National Park Service (NPS) celebrated its 98th birthday and, along with the National Park Foundation, began the countdown to its centennial anniversary in 2016. Founders Day 2014 was commemorated with fee-free admission to all national parks, a variety of exciting events across the country, the unveiling of a new Continue reading...
The Whale Beneath Mt. Fairweather 0 Comments
by Christine Gabriele, Wildlife Biologist from
National Park ServiceOn June 25, 2014, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve hosted the grand opening of “Snow” - an exhibit paying tribute to a pregnant 45 ½-foot female humpback whale that was killed after being struck by a cruise ship. Funded in part by the National Park Foundation, the exhibit honors Snow’s story. Many native Huna Tlingit families Continue reading...