September, 2012

Friday Photo: Living History and Solemn Reflection at Antietam Commemoration

On September 17, 1862, the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia battled for twelve […]

National Parks Plus Kids, Week Five: On to Yellowstone!

The world’s first national park is, not surprisingly, a fascinating, magical wonderland. Take your kids! There’s nothing quite like watching […]


What’s Floating in the Mississippi?

New Report Reveals Progress but Also Challenges for Historic River

The Mississippi River is an icon of our nation that conjures up images from the pages of Mark Twain. Yet at […]

Volunteers at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, D.C., get ready to pitch in and help the park for National Public Lands Day.

Make Plans for Public Lands This Saturday–and Enjoy a Fee-Free Park Day

All national parks will waive their entrance fees this Saturday, September 29, for National Public Lands Day, the largest one-day […]

Kayaking the James River in Richmond, Virginia.

Focus on Water: Living Wild in the Wake of Captain John Smith

Vibrant greenways, rugged trail systems, and urban swimming holes—these features make river towns in America wild locations to visit. But […]