National Parks http://wesa.fm en National Parks Seek Volunteers For Public Lands Day http://wesa.fm/post/national-parks-seek-volunteers-public-lands-day <p>National parks across the country are asking people to move off the couch and get some dirt underneath their fingernails on Saturday in celebration of National Public Lands Day.</p><p>The holiday, now in its 20<sup>th</sup> year, is the largest volunteer initiative for national parks. In 2012, nearly 175,000 people volunteered at 2,206 sites in every state and several U.S. territories.</p><p>Since its inception, workers have cleared about 500 tons of trash from trails and planted an estimated 100,000 trees and shrubs.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 17124 at http://wesa.fm The New Girl Visits America's National Parks Part Two: Western Parks http://wesa.fm/post/new-girl-visits-americas-national-parks-part-two-western-parks <p></p><p>Ever think of spending your summer vacation visiting America’s national parks? Last week travel contributor <strong>Elaine Labalme</strong> focused on national parks in the eastern half of the United States. This week we’re heading west to <a href="http://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm">Yellowstone</a>, <a href="http://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm">Yosemite</a>, <a href="http://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm">Zion</a>, <a href="http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm">Glacier </a>and <a href="http://www.nps.gov/romo/index.htm">Rocky Mountain</a> National Parks. Take in the sights, get active outdoors, and guard your picnic baskets! Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:54:09 +0000 Heather McClain 10865 at http://wesa.fm The New Girl Visits America's National Parks Part Two: Western Parks The New Girl Visits America's National Parks Part One: Eastern Parks http://wesa.fm/post/new-girl-visits-americas-national-parks-part-one-eastern-parks <p></p><p>Now that summer’s here, one of the best places to go and explore the great outdoors is a national park. With so many parks in the U.S. we begin a two part look, focusing on the eastern half of the country including <a href="http://www.nps.gov/ever/index.htm">The Everglades</a><a href="http://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm">, The Great Smoky Mountains</a><a href="http://www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm">, Acadia</a><a href="http://www.nps.gov/shen/index.htm">, Shenandoah</a><a href="http://www.nps.gov/cuva/index.htm">,</a> and&nbsp;<br><a href="http://www.nps.gov/cuva/index.htm">&nbsp;Cuyahoga Valley</a> Wed, 29 May 2013 22:53:50 +0000 Marcus Charleston & Heather McClain 10449 at http://wesa.fm The New Girl Visits America's National Parks Part One: Eastern Parks