Celebrate National Park Week (April 19-27)

April 19-27 is National Park Week.   Visit the National Park Foundation website to explore our parks and show your support!

Plan to Attend the CHT Exchange 2014 – April 23-24 – Washington DC

Hosted by Partners in Tourism, this 1.5 day forum is designed to offer great networking for cultural heritage tourism practitioners, to foster partnerships among attendees, identify ways to exchange information and enhance growth in cultural heritage tourism in the U.S.  Building on the 2011 and 2012 Exchanges, the 2014 program will include updates on the [...]

Cultural Tourism: Impacting Communities Worldwide – Professional Development Course Starts 6/9/2014

First offered in the spring of 2013, the Cultural Tourism course explores the importance of cultural tourism as one of the fastest growing tourism segments, its relevance to economic and community planning and development, and how to develop sustainable and authentic cultural tourism practices and plans. The course is authored and instructed by Cheryl Hargrove. [...]

2014 National Preservation Conference Nov. 11-14, 2014 – Savannah, Georgia

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National Park Service to Introduce the National Parks to a New Generation of Americans

Public engagement campaign centerpiece of 2016 NPS Centennial The National Park Service has announced that the centerpiece of its 2016 Centennial will be a broad public engagement campaign to reintroduce the national parks and the work of the National Park Service to a new generation of Americans, inviting them to visit and get involved. The [...]

National Heritage Areas Winter Newsletter

  Check out the latest National Heritage Areas Newsletter!  

Chattanooga Trail Markers Sculptured Works of Art

Kyle Lusk Trailhead Signs Sculptures

Kyle Lusk, an associate art professor from Brevard College (Brevard NC) created 8 sculptures that were recently unveiled as part of the Stringer’s Ridge Trailhead Markers Public Art Project in Chattanooga, TN. Lusk was commissioned to create the sculptures to mark four new mountain biking trails in the newly opened Stringer’s Ridge Park, a forested [...]

2013 National Preservation Conference Coming Up!

Plan to attend the 2013 National Preservation Conference in Indianapolis October 29 – November 2, 2013.   Program Schedule  Register Now!

Happy 97th to the National Park Service!

The National Park Service turns 97 years old on August 25th!  For nearly a century,  the National Park Service has made it possible for visitors to access unparalleled natural beauty, rich history, and endless enjoyment.  Check out www.npsbirthday.org to find exciting birthday events and activities happening in parks near you. You can also show your [...]

650 Miles of Trails Added to National Trail System

National Recreational Trails Program

Under President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors program to promote outdoor recreation and reconnect Americans to nature, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvish have designated 28 new trails as national recreation trails, adding almost 650 miles of trails to the National Trails System.  The National Recreational [...]

National Water Trails System Launched

Search online for a water trail on the new website recently launched for the National Water Trails System.    The new National Water Trails System (NWTS) serves to bring existing and newly identified water trails together into one cohesive national network of exemplary water trails. The National Water Trails System is a network of water trails the [...]

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CHT Exchange 2014 – April 24 & 25

This one-day Cultural Heritage Tourism (CHT) exchange provides opportunities for open dialogue and sharing among delegates, facilitated discussions around key national topics, and a venue for identifying/prioritizing strategies to strengthen, unify and mobilize the cultural heritage tourism movement in America.  www.CHTExchange2014.com

National Travel & Tourism Week – May 4 – 12, 2013

2013 National Travel & Tourism Week

National Travel and Tourism Week will be held May 4-12.  This year’s theme is Travel Effect, U.S. Travel’s new advocacy and awareness campaign.  Resources for planning and staging local activities are available in the NTTW toolkit, including Logos and graphics; Social Media tips; and More.

The Ernst Marine Conservation Center (MCC) Launches Restoration Campaign

The Ernst Marine Conservation Center (MCC), located in the heart of an 88-acre wetlands preserve on the North Shore of Long Island, suffered significant damage during Superstorm Sandy.  The MCC “wetlands classroom” is owned by The Ward Melville Heritage Organization, a non-profit that creates and teaches educational programs about marine science and ecology on the [...]

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