National Wildlife Week 2011

RESTON, VA – You don't need to live in a remote location to experience wildlife. No matter where we live, wildlife lives all around us and, from March 4-20, 2011, the National Wildlife Federation is encouraging families to celebrate nature during National Wildlife Week 2011.

Free Entrance Days for National Parks in 2011

The National Park Service has announced several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees.

The fee-free days for 2011 are:

  • January 15-17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday weekend
  • April 16-24 - National Park Week
  • June 21 - First day of summer
  • September 24 - Public Lands Day
  • November 11-13 - Veterans Day weekend

Appalachian Trail's New Official Length is 2181 Miles

Harpers Ferry, WV (December 15, 2010) - The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has recently announced in the 2011 Appalachian Trail Data Book that the new official length of the Appalachian Trail is 2,181.0 miles. Relocations and re-measurements in 2010 meant an additional 1.9 miles for the legendary Appalachian Trail (A.T.).

Parent-Child Nature Program Tiny Treks Celebrates 13th Anniversary

Tiny Treks, a pioneering parent-child outdoor nature program based in Palo Alto, CA, recently celebrating its 13 year anniversary. Pam Worth, who has over 27 years of experience in the child development field, founded Tiny Treks as a means of helping families get outdoors and in touch with their natural environment. Worth and her fellow teachers explore nature in the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle and Chicago.

Two Minute Tour: Hacklebarney State Park NJ

Located in Long Valley, NJ, Hacklebarney State Park offers over 900 acres of wooded beauty. It is a great destination for outdoor adventure with the family.

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