Acadia Volunteer News

Acadia Volunteer News Waldron’s Warriors Protecting Acadia’s Cairns One little known volunteer opportunity at Acadia National Park is a group called the Waldron’s Warriors.  The Waldron’s Warriors are comprised of two dozen or so avid hikers, who help answer visitor questions, report trail damage to NPS staff, and who periodically check the condition of Bates Cairns on trails throughout the park.  These cairns are used in treeless areas in conjunction with blue blazes to mark the trails, helping direct visitors regardless …

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20 Most Visited Parks in the United States 2019

Most Visited Parks in the United States 2019  These 20 most visited parks in the United States in 2019, by number of recreational visitors, according to the statistics of the National Park Service   Rank Park Recreation Visits % of Total 1 Golden Gate NRA 15,002,227 4.58% 2 Blue Ridge PKWY 14,976,085 4.57% 3 Great Smoky Mountains NP 12,547,743 3.83% 4 Gateway NRA 9,405,622 2.87% 5 Lincoln Memorial 7,808,182 2.38% 6 Lake Mead NRA 7,499,049 2.29% 7 George Washington MEM …

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Yellowstone and the COVID-19 test (coronavirus)

Yellowstone and the COVID-19 test  A strange way of life that lives in the park’s hot springs makes a protein that changed the course of biomedical history. Orange and slimy microbial mats grow in the Great Prismatic Fountain of Yellowstone National Park. Thomas Brock in Yellowstone Microbiologist Thomas Brock was camping in Yellowstone National Park in the 1960s, when he found a species of bacteria that would transform medical science. Brock investigated the tiny life forms that manage to get …

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Coronavirus: Everything Travelers Need to Know

Covid19 : Everything Travelers Need to Know Travelers are increasingly on edge as the coronavirus pandemic grips the globe, prompting travel restrictions, cancellations and suspensions. On Saturday, the United Kingdom and Ireland were added to the Europe travel ban. The newly added restrictions go into effect on Monday. US President Donald Trump also said that travel restrictions within the United States are being considered. Trump tweeted on Friday that at his request, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and MSC cruise lines will …

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