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Cumberland Island National Seashore Updates Park Closure

Cumberland Island National Seashore Updates Park Closure

 

Cumberland Island National Seashore will remain closed to visitation through Wednesday, May 30, 2012 due to remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl.  Further closures will be determined daily based on the severity of the storm, its aftermath and conditions on Cumberland Island and surrounding waters. 

Last Plum Orchard Sunday, January 22, 2012

 

Cumberland Island National Seashore Superintendent Fred Boyles announced today that Sunday January 22, 2012 will be the last Plum Orchard Sunday.  “The ferry service has been a convenient way for visitors to see Plum Orchard, but since we started the Lands and Legacies tour, the normally high fall and winter visitation numbers have not returned,” said Park Superintendent Fred Boyles.  “While the Plum Sunday tours were always popular with visitors, the demand is not as strong as it once was.  We will continue to do the annual Plum Orchard Christmas trip in December.”

New Blood Perks Up Florida Panther Population

USA Today - By the early 1990s there were only 20 to 25 Florida panthers left out of what was once a large and thriving population – and those that remained were sickly and inbred, destined for extinction within 20 years, experts estimated. So in 1995 conservation managers moved eight wild-caught female pumas from Texas to the area – a reintroduction so successful that between 1995 and 2008 a total of 424 panther births have been documented.