Spring is coming early in 3/4 of national parks, according to a new study. Awesome? Not so much. As flowers bloom earlier every year, it’s disrupting the link between the wildflowers and the arrival of birds, bees, and butterflies that feed on and pollinate the flowers. In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues.
Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Secretary Salazar to Speak at the Tamiami Trail Groundbreaking Ceremony
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On Friday, December 4, 2009- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar be the featured speaker at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Tamiami Trail Bridge Project adjacent to the Everglades National Park. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is constructing the project that includes a one-mile bridge and other roadway modifications to allow increased water flows to Everglades National Park. This will mark a new beginning for the Park and a major milestone along the journey to restore America's Everglades.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Groundbreaking ceremony for the Tamiami Trail Bridge Project.
Friday, December 4
1:30 p.m. EDT
The S-334/356 structure on the Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) in Miami-Dade County.
Parking for media and guests is provided at a designated parking area a short distance from the groundbreaking site. This will provide adequate time for bus transportation to the site. An advantageous area at the site is set aside for the press. Interviews can be arranged following the ceremony. Members of the media are encouraged to be at the parking area by 12:45 p.m.