Category: NPS

Park Wavelengths, 2008-06-03

The National Park Service publishes a newsletter about events, closures, natural history, and cultural history at Point Reyes. Here is the issue from 2008-06-03: The full moon rises June 18 at 10:30 am with the summer solstice soon to follow on June 21st. The moon makes it lowest arc across the sky for this summer…



26th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Bay in Point Reyes

On a warm, crowded Labor Day weekend in the Point Reyes area, one highlight was the Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Bay. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, 60 contestants and 1,000 onlookers showed up for the fun, annual event. The Chronicle describes the winner of the adult group competition as a “cross between an…



Good News: Increased Funds for National Parks

This type of story doesn’t seem to come around very often so I am glad to highlight Thursday’s announcement by the National Park Service. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, … officials hope to invest $1 billion by the Park Service’s 100th anniversary in 2016. Under the plan, national parks in California would get $54…