Parking Lots and Mountain Road Closing Early
On April 15, 16, and 17, 2014, the Visitor Center parking lot is closing at 5:30 and the mountain road is closing at 4 pm. Visitors are encouraged to use the overflow parking lot and the mountain trail to access the top of the mountain.
Student Conservation Grants Available for High School Students
Environmental solutions for the future can begin with you!
Whether you're in a city, rural area or a suburb, wildlife is all around you. In many places, that wildlife faces challenges. If you're a high school student with a creative idea for conserving and protecting wildlife, Planet Connect is offering grants of $1,000 to implement a project in your local school or community. In addition, all grantees will receive funding to participate in a local summer internship focused on wildlife conservation or natural resources.
Here's your chance to make a difference!Apply for a national Planet Connect Youth Engagement Grant today! Visit http://planetconnect.org/2012wcgrants to learn more and to watch the grant promo video.
Need some help brainstorming project ideas? Check out the grant projects and internship summaries from the 2011 student grantees here: http://planetconnect.org/2011grantwinners
Apply by February 1, 2012!
Did You Know?
The Napoleon 12-pound smoothbore cannon was probably the most effective cannon used in the Civil War. Named after Emperor Napolean III of France, it was used extensively by both the Union and Confederate forces. Soldiers liked its reliability and its sturdiness.