Preserving the Night Sky

Starry night sky
Thanks to an Impact Grant, Redwood National and State Parks reduced light pollution inside the park and engage local youth in educating the public.

As part of a 2012 Impact Grant, Redwood National and State Parks were able to increase public awareness and significantly reduce light pollution within the parks. This improved wildlife protection and natural habitats, energy efficiency, human health, and the nighttime sky experience for park visitors.

In addition to retrofitting existing lights, park staff will work with two local school districts to promote best lighting practices and change social perceptions of night skies by training local teens in video documentary, enabling them to produce short educational web videos promoting dark sky values to showcase on the web.

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