Why is Joshua Tree National Park so amazing?! It's the trees that this glorious park is named after! These prickly wacky stubs average lifespan is 500 years, but the oldest is calculated to be around 1000 years old. That's 1000 more reasons to love and continue to protect them!
If you pass through Joshua Tree while the government is shut down remember to pack out what you pack in. Leave no trace behind! And please, leave the trees alone, they've been there a long time. Make that a general rule of thumb. The trees and the Park Rangers will thank you for it.
Learn about Joshua Tree National park HERE!
This is a friendly reminder no matter where you are, whether a park or just walking the streets, an overflowing garbage is one that hasn't been picked up, To avoid the temptation to creating an even bigger mess by adding to the pile, just pack out what you packed in! It's easy! And you will feel better that you didn't add to an already icky problem! Yay! Show you love where you live by keeping your streets and parks clean!
The Galapagos Islands are a UNESCO world Heritage site. Two bodies of ocean converge in this area, creating an abundance of nutritious food. The sea life Loves it! And they are happily living there. The good news is this area is protected. The bad news is that fishermen are waiting just beyond the protected line to catch them.
Learn what happens when Chinese fisherman got caught fishing in the sancutary with 300 tonnes of fish, including the protected hammerhead shark as well as Big Eyed Thresher. Learn about this tragedy HERE.
The Washington Monument was completed November 6, 1884, in honor of our first President George Washington. It stands 555 feet tall and was at one point the tallest building in the world! It is still the tallest structor in D.C., due to a law that passed in 1910 preventing new buildings from exceeding its height. Learn about the Washington Monument HERE!
Thank you President Obama for recognizing the importance of protecting our oceans! Learn about the first ocean monument HERE!
On January 11, 1908 Theodore Roosevelt made the beautiful Grand Canyon a National Monument.
More than five million people visit the Grand Canyon every year...including one Shrimp n' Lobster.
Learn about the Grand Canyon HERE!
President Obama traveled to Alaska to combat climate change! While there, he officially renamed Mount McKinley to Denali. Click HERE for details!
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