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National Christmas Tree Lighting Set For Dec. 4

The National Park Service is planning ahead for this year’s holiday celebrations, and the National Christmas Tree lighting is now about eight weeks away.

10/08/2014

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Potomac Kayak Plan Advances In Cumberland, Md.

Officials from the city of Cumberland and the National Park Service are making progress toward a Potomac River public access point for kayakers and canoeists.

10/07/2014

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Park Service OKs Plan Targeting Battlefield Deer

The National Park Service is giving its approval to a plan that would have government sharpshooters kill more than 2,800 white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia over the next five years.

09/23/2014

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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

National Park Service

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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