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Vandals topple iconic rock formation
For years and years, the sandstone pedestal on the Oregon coast was a tourist attraction, a perfect photo-op for its uncanny likeness to a duck's bill.
14033 points by CNN | Park State park Parks Vandalism Arson United States Vandals Oregon
50 state secrets to visit around the USA
How well do you know your own state, or the rest of the union?        
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Yosemite National Park Park State park Black Hills National Park Service
Rains bring promise of spectacular desert flowers
The strongest winter rainfall totals in roughly a decade have botanists and state park officials anticipating the spring wildflower season in Borrego Springs. If all goes well, the region could yield a spectacular bloom not seen since 1997 and 1998, banner years still talked about in the tiny desert...
5355 points by Los Angeles Times | Rain Flower Bloom Desert Precipitation Park Seed State park
Waystations for monarch butterflies planned at Arizona parks
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) - A Chandler-based organization has received a grant for efforts to help conservation efforts for monarch butterflies. The Today's News-Herald ( ) reports that the Southwest Monarch Study will use the nearly $89,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to provide state parks ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Arizona state parks Park Lake Havasu State park Arizona Sonoran Desert Parks Lower Colorado River Valley
Grab a free Black Friday pass (before they're gone) to one of 116 California parks
The best Black Friday deal around might well be far outside the mall. You can snag a free pass to one of 116 California state parks if you want to hike rather than shop on Nov. 25. The conservation organization Save the Redwoods League teamed up with the California State Parks Foundation and California...
10977 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Park Redwood National and State Parks State park California Parks Mojave Desert Baja California
Utah Parks: Man dies after rescuers pull him from reservoir
HURRICANE, Utah (AP) - A 21-year-old man has died a day after he was unresponsive when rescuers pulled him from a reservoir at Sand Hollow State Park in southwestern Utah. Utah State Parks officials say Nicholas Floyde from Carbon County was swimming with friends on Saturday and began having trouble ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Park Utah Parks State park Rescue Death Water Salt Lake City