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National Park Service Eyes Antietam Battlefield Expansion Into W.Va.

The National Park Service says it wants to expand the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg to include about 500 acres in neighboring West Virginia where Civil War soldiers fought the Battle of Shepherdstown.

09/09/2014

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Park Service Proposes C&O Canal Upgrades

The National Park Service says it wants to rewater another 2.5 miles of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in the western Maryland town of Hancock.

09/08/2014

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Agency Completes Shepherdstown Battlefield Study

The National Park Service has completed a study of the Shepherdstown Battlefield and related resources.

08/18/2014

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National Park Service Reduces Assateague Horse Herd To 100

Technically speaking, horses are as foreign to the sands of Assateague Island as phragmites, the reedy marsh plant that covers hundreds of the barrier island’s acres.

07/29/2014

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New Path To Ease Access To Md.-W.Va. Bridge

Bicyclists and hikers in western Maryland will soon have an easier time getting across the Potomac River into Paw Paw, West Virginia.

07/17/2014

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Flooding May Force Closure Of D.C. Parks

The National Park Service is warning visitors that some parks in and around Washington may close because of flooding over the weekend.

05/16/2014

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Washington Monument Reopening After Earthquake

It took nearly three years and $15 million to do it but Monday, the Washington Monument is once again open to the public.

05/12/2014

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Sally Jewell Joins National Mall Fundraising Push

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says the National Mall needs a facelift and that it won’t likely happen without private donations to help the National Park Service.

05/01/2014

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Boat Ramp Near Sharpsburg Closing For Days

The National Park Service says it’s cutting off vehicle access to a Potomac River boat ramp near Sharpsburg for more than a week to replace a bridge over the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.

04/21/2014

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Rangers Learning Rescue Techniques At Catoctin Mountain Park

National Park Service rangers are rigging up at Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont to learn how to rescue people in the mountains.

03/31/2014

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Park Service To Reopen Washington Monument In May

The National Park Service is working to reopen the Washington Monument in May after a lengthy closure to repair damage from an earthquake in 2011.

03/20/2014

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D.C. Cherry Blossoms Predicted To Bloom April 8-12

Washington’s famous cherry blossom trees are expected to bring the first sure sign of spring between April 8 and 12, when they’re predicted to reach peak bloom.

03/04/2014

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