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National Park of American Samoa

4 young men with traditional tattoos carry the 2020 American Samoa quarter in a tapa decorated box
Four men who wear the traditional Samoan pe’a, escorting the 2020 National Park of American Samoa quarter yesterday during the official launch of the coin at the Su’igaula ole Atuvasa Beach Park in Utulei. [photo: Hannahs, Joel]
A Samoan fruit bat mother hanging in a tree with her pup
Washington — The United States Mint will open sales for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring National Park of American Samoa on February 3 at noon EST. This is the first release of 2020 and the 51st overall in the program. The Mint produces the coins in rolls...
Heads and tails of the new National Park of American Samoa quarter
Washington, D.C. — Keep an eye out for a shiny new quarter with a raised image of fruit bats and be careful not to let the coin fly out of your wallet or pocket. As part of the U.S. Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program, the new National Parks quarter dollar celebrates American Samoa and on...
Stony coral, Galaxea fascicularis,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Most ocean enthusiasts are familiar with shallow coral reefs: colorful ecosystems teeming with life that support more species than any other marine environment. But what many people don’t know is that these reefs can extend to depths of over 500 feet. These deeper reefs...
This undated photo provided by the National Park of American Samoa, shows visitors enjoying themselves at one of the park trails.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A new report from the US National Park Service — a bureau of the US Interior Department — reveals that 28,600 visitors spent an estimated $1.7 million last year “in local gateway regions while visiting the National Park Service lands in American Samoa.”  “These...
High Talking Chief Tuaolo Meko Aiumu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Lands and Titles Division of the High Court has taken under advisement the battle between the Pago Pago Village Council (PPVC) and High Talking Chief Tuaolo Meko Aiumu, after the court heard statements from several PPVC members who testified during a hearing...
The track up Mt 'Alava.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Much of American Samoa is in national park territory, making it highly accessible, as Peter de Graaf discovers. It might come as a surprise that the United States' most remote national park isn't in Hawai'i or even in the frozen wilderness of northern Alaska. This...
Amata with Superintendent Scott Burch, Ranger/Education Assistant Pua Tuaua Jr., and a hardworking crew of the National Park of American Samoa.
Washington, D.C. — Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata voted for the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, H.R. 6510, which she cosponsored. This legislation provides funding to reduce maintenance backlogs and support restorative efforts at National Parks and wildlife refuges. The bill,...
San Diego Fire Dept. recruiting Captain Shanley with firefighters from the National Park of American Samoa. They came to assist California with the Carr Fire in Redding.  Thanks to them and the thousands of firefighters from all over the United States who have converged on California.  "Neighbors...
Lopa tree
Ofu, AMERICAN SAMOA — Eradication of the Lopa tree has been put on hold in American Samoa. The US National Park Service last year committed US$400,000 to completely eliminate Adenanthera Pavonina from the Manu'a islands of Ofu and Olosega. The tree is said to compete with native flora which in turn...

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