five different projections, with their whys and wherefores, for modern maps.
And now I want to learn to fold this paper one.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Just as California's state parks are on the verge of closing (and our governor is talking about "selling state property" including San Quentin, which makes me wonder a bit about other state land), the National Park Service is instituting a series of fee-free days in our national parks.
Now's the time to get out and visit.
When I was young, I thought Yosemite was overrated, by the way. Then I saw it, and can't imagine not having it.
For a listing of upcoming fee-free days, please check the NPS page about it.
(Pictures below are of Lassen and Yosemite, two of my favorite parks.)
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
where in the west leads me to ponder doing a regular a "where in the world?" or "where in California?" (or something else geographic, maybe not photolocation-based) but I'm not quite sure whether I have enough readers, or whether it would be at all fun. I shall continue pondering.
FACT: For every dollar that funds the parks, $2.35 is returned to the state’s General Fund through economic activities in the communities surrounding the parks.
That means eliminating all funding for state parks could actually result in the state losing over $350 million dollars in revenue
I picked it up on Help4Wildlife, but that links back to (and credits) the California State Park Foundation for the information.