Mar 31, 2014
National Parks Traveler
Essential Paddling Guide: Rio Grande River Grapples With High Salinity, Bacteria Loads
Careful monitoring of the Rio Grande, here flowing through Santa Elena Canyon, is needed to keep it healthy./Rebecca Latson Born in southwestern Colorado's San Juan Mountains, the Rio Grande pulls in the currents from the Pecos and Chonchos rivers, and that of lesser tributaries, as it builds its international reputation.
National Park Service Veteran Named Superintendent of National Seashore
Mark Spier, a 36-year veteran of the National Park Service, has been named the new superintendent of the Padre Island National Seashore, and will begin duties on Feb. 9. Spier served as superintendent of the Palo Alto National Historical Park in Brownsville, Texas, as well as the interim superintendent of the Padre Island National Seashore in the ... (more)