These trees were here long before we were, and if we are adequate stewards of the earth, will hopefully be here long after we're gone. #earthday
Gotta love nature's diversity. Happy Earth Day!
Last month while visiting Guadeloupe Mountains NP I pulled over to take a picture. When I looked down I noticed the bushes were filled with trash. I took a few minutes to pick up what was around me - enough to fill an entire trash bag (2nd pic). While this made me extremely sad/angry, I felt better knowing there was something I could do about it.
So in honor of Earth Day and National Park Week, I decided to spend the weekend picking up trash from my local parks, beaches, and road sides... 21 bags of trash later (11 of those filled with just plastic) became an eye opener to just how much litter really pollutes our beautiful land. If I could make this much of a difference in two days, image what a whole community could do.
#earthday #nps #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkweek
Our planet deserves to be celebrated everyday 🌎💚
🌎 also it’s the start of #nationalparkweek
✌🏼 so I’m throwing it back this Sunday to one of my favorite #nationalparks
♥️ Let’s be responsible lovers of nature and tread lightly! Exploring this world is a great privilege that we all have so let’s respect #mothernature
| 📍Canyonlands National Park, UT (2016)
Happy Earth Day to all! Let us remember today and everyday that we must share this dwindling planet with one another, as well as our fellow animals and plants. Let us do all we can to preserve it for future generations and for the sake of those endangered. This is a California Condor I captured over the Grand Canyon - once their population was as low as 22, is now nearly 500 thanks to reintroduction in the Grand Canyon.
!!! Where will you and your family visit this week? This is me and heddur at @sequoiakingsnps
last summer. While our family won’t be traveling this week, our next 2 months has 12 National Park units on our itinerary! 🌲👉Follow our adventures on our blog. Link in the bio! #findyourpark #nps101 #followgreg
It’s National Park Week! Through April 29, you can visit as many national parks, monuments, historic sites,... as you want, for free. These places are the heart and soul of America, protecting its history, cultures and landscapes, so get out this week and explore the best the country has to offer!
Who’s ready for some waterfalls?! Tag someone with whom you’d like to go waterfall hiking this spring.
To kickoff National Park Week, join us Saturday, April 21 for these special events:
ALL DAY FEE FREE - no entrance fee collected on Saturday; camping fees apply.
10 a.m.to 3 p.m.
Pratt Cabin @ McKittrick Canyon + Frijole Ranch History Museum open
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Pine Springs visitor center
Junior Ranger Day - choose from 4 different junior ranger books and earn a badge or patch - or do all of 'em!
8 p.m. - Pine Springs Campground
Paradise Found: A Sky Full of Stars
Explore our connection with the night sky with volunteer Carolyn Hunt. Please bring a red-light flashlight if you have one. @usinterior @nationalparkservice @npsvipnetwork @naturenps #darkskyweek #darkskies #findyourpark #parkweek #afterdark #starryskies #nationaljuniorrangerday #nps101
Celebrate International Dark Sky Week by taking some time to explore "nature at night" at the Obed Wild and Scenic River International Dark Sky Park. For those in search of celestial sights, the Lyrid Meteor Shower will peak this weekend, and our Jovian neighbor the planet Jupiter rises in the eastern sky after 9:30 p.m. #internationaldarkskypark #obednps #nps101 #starrynight
Good morning from Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. Met some friends whose camouflage was on point, 👌🏼 they just forgot how big they were. 🤓
Monument to the north and the south, placed by the veterans of the 128th New York Volunteer Regiment, dedicated October 15, 1907. This monument is located at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park in #Virginia
. This park was authorized on December 19, 2002 to protect several historically significant locations in the Shenandoah Valley of Northern Virginia, notably the site of the American Civil War Battle of Cedar Creek and the Belle Grove Plantation. The Battle of Cedar Creek was fought October 19, 1864 and resulted in a Union victory.
The authorized boundary of this park covers over 3,700 acres but much of the land is privately owned. This park is a partnership park, with much of the land owned by nonprofit preservation groups, including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation, Belle Grove Plantation, and the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation. Approximately 1,500 acres are owned by the park's partners. The @nationalparkservice
currently owns about 90 acres of land at the park.
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You can’t hide from this kind of beauty!