Where will YOU visit during National Park Week!

April may be the best month ever!  Its showers bring May flowers… it hosts Earth Day all over the world… AND from April 21st – 29th, you can celebrate National Park Week! Whether it’s your first trip, or the latest of many memorable park experiences, National Park Week is a chance to get active while experiencing the amazing places that …

Origins of the Modern Environmental Movement

“Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human being and all living creatures.” – Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day 1970 In the coming week, cities across the country will celebrate Earth Day, hosting local events focusing on education and …

Canary in a Coal Mine

What do the canary in a coal mine and Earth Day have in common?  Read on! Natural areas, such as Channel Islands National Park, play an important role in indicating when critical changes are happening on the earth, our life support system. Like “the canary in the coal mine” alerting mine workers to poison gases in a shaft, natural areas …