JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ARTIST IN RESIDENCE HOSTS WRITING WORKSHOPS

A writer and artist-in-residence will hold two writing exercises in Joshua Tree National Park that are open to the public. Sara Tourjee writes in a hybrid forms of prose and poetry; she will lead attendees through writing exercises using the park and Oasis of Mara as inspiration. The first session

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SPRING BLOOM IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Spring colors are blooming at the Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has more… To everyone’s delight, our spring bloom has begun in the south end of the park. Cottonwood and surrounding areas are alive with Lupines, Bladderpod, Chuperosa, and various other types and colors of wildflowers. As

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HIKE WITH THE JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL; PARK SUPERINTENDENT TOMORROW

As part of the centennial year, Joshua Tree National Park is offering a hiking challenge. Hikers can pick up a free Centennial Hiking Challenge booklet at any of the Park’s visitor centers. Inside are suggested hikes, a log to record your hikes, and a page for rangers to sign which

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REINTRODUCED LEGISLATION COULD EXPAND JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Legislation reintroduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein would expand Joshua Tree National Park. The bill would create five off-road vehicle areas, designate 230,000 acres as wildlife areas, and add about 4,500 acres to Joshua Tree National Park and 39,000 acres to Death Valley National Park. The expansion does not include Eagle

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PUBLIC INVITED TO DISCUSS JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ISSUES

Would you like to share your thoughts and opinions about Joshua Tree National Park issues? Park Ranger Pam Tripp shares how you can… This spring, as Joshua Tree National Park celebrates the National Park Service’s 100th year, there is a diverse line-up of ranger-guided programs to attend, including a new

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PUBLIC INVITED TO DISCUSS JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ISSUES

Starting tomorrow, the public will be able to meet with Joshua Tree National Park Rangers to discuss their thoughts and opinions about issues in the Park. Ranger Pam Tripp explains… This spring, as Joshua Tree National Park celebrates the National Park Service’s 100th year, there is a diverse line-up of

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LOOTING CAUSES CLOSURE OF TWO HISTORICAL SITES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park officials have temporarily closed two historical sites in the park due to looting. Due to recent press and social media postings, the number of visitors to Carey’s Castle and the El Sid Mine have increased and historic artifacts have disappeared. Park Superintendent David Smith said the

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HELP PRESERVE JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK’S HISTORIC SITES

Recent vandalism to some historic sites in the Joshua Tree National Park is the topic of Park Ranger Pam Trip’s report this week… Here at Joshua Tree National Park, there are numerous historic sites near trails, roads, and campgrounds. Places such as Ryan Ranch, Wonderland Ranch and other remnants of

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HIKE WITH JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDENT TOMORROW

As part of the centennial year, Joshua Tree National Park is offering a hiking challenge. Hikers can pick up a free Centennial Hiking Challenge booklet at any of the Park’s visitor centers. Inside are suggested hikes, a log to record your hikes, and a page for rangers to sign which

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ROCK CLIMBER RESCUED BY ANOTHER CLIMBER IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A rock climber who fell while climbing in Joshua Tree National Park was rescued by another climber late Tuesday afternoon. According to County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, the climber, identified only as being from Ventura, was on Intersection Rock about sunset when he slipped and fell about 100 feet up,

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SEEKS SEARCH AND RESCUE VOLUNTEERS

Joshua Tree National Park is recruiting new volunteers for their search and rescue team. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… If you enjoy teamwork, helping others and the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park this opportunity may be for you. The Joshua Tree National Park Search and Rescue team

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USE ALTERNATE ENTRANCES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO AVOID LINES

Every year Joshua Tree National Park is seeing more and more visitors, adding up to 1.5 million visitors yearly. As the park gets busier every year, so do the entrance stations and visitor centers. These busier times create long lines of cars waiting to enter the park, especially at the

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PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT

Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp asks you to keep your park clean… Many visitors to Joshua Tree National Park make efforts to reduce the amount of waste they produce by re-using or recycling. While it is great to use a compost heap for kitchen scraps or organic waste

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CAMPING CAPACITIES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park saw two million visitors in 2015, and it looks like 2016 will be just as, if not more, busy. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has some reminders about camping capacity… As visitation to Joshua Tree National Park increases, many people are making the trip to come in

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK HONORS DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING TODAY

Today, Joshua Tree National Park will join in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contribution to civil rights in this country, by waiving entrance fees to the park. Fees for activities such as camping, reservations, tours, or concessions will still be collected as normal. January 18 will be

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FEE FREE DAYS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

On Monday, January 18, Joshua Tree National Park will join in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contribution to civil rights in this country, by waiving entrance fees to the park. Fees for activities such as camping, reservations, tours, or concessions will still be collected as normal. January

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FEE-FREE DAY IN NATIONAL PARKS MONDAY

In honor of Martin Luther King Junior Day, all National Parks will waive entrance fees on Monday, January 18. Visitors will not have to pay the $20 per vehicle entrance price, although camping and reservation fees still apply. The National Park Service hopes residents take advantage of this fee-free day

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OLD NATIONAL PARKS POSTERS ARE FOCUS OF TALKS THIS WEEKEND

Two programs will discuss lost art posters of the 1930s featuring national will be held at locations inside Joshua Tree National Park tonight and tomorrow. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you when and where… Join retired park ranger, Doug Leen, aka, “Ranger Doug” who, in recognition of the 100th birthday of

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BOY RESCUED AFTER FALLING OFF ROCKS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

16-year-old boy fell off a rock formation inside Joshua Tree National Park yesterday afternoon and had to be rescued by firefighters. County fire Captain Jay Dimoff said about 2 p.m., the boy, who was part of an educational group from San Diego, was rock scrambling about 1 ½ miles from

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QUILT SHOW FEATURING NATIONAL PARKS OPENS IN JOSHUA TREE FRIDAY

On Monday, January 18, Joshua Tree National Park will join in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contribution to civil rights in this country, by waiving entrance fees to the park. Fees for activities such as camping, reservations, tours, or concessions will still be collected as normal. January

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