Pipestone National Monument, announces the Second presentation in this year’s Guest Speaker Series at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Pipestone, Minnesota, on Saturday, March 15th,from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Guest speaker, Richard Meyers, PhD. will discuss “Embodying Cultural Heritage Through Higher Education.”
Link: Press Release
Released on Monday, the report from the National Park Service states that recreational visits to the 401 units of the National Park System in 2012 resulted in $14.7 billion in spending in "gateway" communities — those within 60 miles of a park. Factoring in the secondary effects of that spending, those expenditures supported 243,000 jobs and contributed $26.8 billion to the national economy.
"Our parks are economic engines for local communities," said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. "They support business ranging from motels and restaurants to gas stations and tour companies and, of course, the people who work in those businesses."
Resource Management Newsletter - The Resource Newsletter concerns: the prairie restoration project, the nicollet marker activities, the hawk moths, the threatened prairie fringed orchid, the control burn on the prairie, and volunteers at the park.
Did You Know?
The Three Maidens are actually granite glacial "erratics" moved thousands of years ago to Pipestone National Monument by the glaciers originating in Canada. More...