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National Parks In D.C. Area Called $929 Million Boon

The National Park Service says visitors to parks in and around the nation’s capital spent nearly $929 million in surrounding communities in 2012.

03/04/2014

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Amish Workers Returning To Catoctin Mountain Park

The National Park Service says Amish volunteers from Indiana are returning to Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont to help restore some cabins dating to the 1930s.

03/03/2014

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Group Aims To Repair D.C.’s Black Civil War Memorial

The group that built the African Civil War Memorial in Washington is now raising funds to repair it after the memorial was damaged by gunfire.

02/24/2014

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Md.-W.Va. Trail Link Shelved Due To Bat Habitat Threat

The National Park Service has shelved a proposed extension of the Western Maryland Rail Trail to Paw Paw because it could threaten bats that roost in three tunnels along the route.

01/27/2014

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Old Ways Of Life On C&O Coming Back

It appears some of the old ways of life on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal gradually will be coming back to Williamsport now that the National Park Service has announced plans to move forward with at least three projects on the canal that will re-create features of the former commercial waterway and enhance visitor experiences.

12/22/2013

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Frederick Official Seeks Change In Hunting Regulations

A Frederick County commissioner is seeking to repeal a prohibition on rifle hunting for deer in the southern part of the county.

12/09/2013

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Sharpshooters Target Catoctin Mountain Park Deer

National Park Service sharpshooters are taking aim at white-tailed deer in Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont.

11/18/2013

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National Park Service Creates Website For Teachers

The National Park Service is launching a new website for teachers that will provide lesson plans and resources from parks throughout the country.

09/12/2013

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Plan Targets 2,800 Deer At Md., Va. Battlefields

The National Park Service says it wants to kill more than 2,800 white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia to reduce damage to forests and other vegetation.

09/03/2013

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National Park Service Selects Superintendent For Tubman Monument

The National Park Service has chosen a superintendent for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National monument.

08/21/2013

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Hundreds Of Fish Found Dead In National Mall Pond

The National Park Service says about 1,000 fish have been found dead in a National Mall pond.

08/15/2013

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NPS Picks New Chesapeake Bay Office Superintendent

The National Park Service has chosen a new superintendent for its Chesapeake Bay office.

08/14/2013

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