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Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms In Full Bloom In D.C.

The cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. are in full bloom, a sure sign that spring is here and summer is not far away.

04/10/2013

“The timing was perfect for the peak blooming of the Yoshino Cherry Trees in Washington on Tuesday March 29, 2011.  According to the National Park Service and also my accounts from my trip show peak bloom was officially reached midday on March 29th, 2011.”--Photos by James Schuyler

Nonprofit Doing Cleaning Timed To Cherry Blossoms

A nonprofit business group in downtown Washington is doing a spring cleaning in honor of cherry blossom season.

04/05/2013

DEER

Sharpshooters Kill 20 Deer In Rock Creek Park

The National Park Service says sharpshooters have killed 20 deer in Washington’s Rock Creek Park, reducing the deer population in the park by roughly 10 percent.

04/02/2013

MONEY GENERIC

State Help Eyed To Save Western Md. Civil War Site

The Maryland Historical Trust says an effort is under way to preserve a Civil War battle site near Cumberland.

04/01/2013

DEER

Park Service To Begin Killing Rock Creek Park Deer

The National Park Service is ready to start using sharpshooters to kill deer in Washington’s Rock Creek Park.

03/29/2013

DEER

Park Service To Begin Killing D.C.’s Rock Creek Park Deer

The National Park Service is ready to start using sharpshooters to kill deer in Washington’s Rock Creek Park.

03/27/2013

A woman (R) takes pictures of cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin on March 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. Americans celebrating the beauty of Washington's landmark pink cherry blossoms this spring have at heart the tragedies jolting Japan, which gave the trees to the United States. More than 27,000 people are dead or missing, and two weeks after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami crippled the aging nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, rescue work is still under way to avoid a major nuclear disaster. As many as one million people are expected to stream through the Mall esplanade area during the Cherry Blossom Festival from March 26 through April 10. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Spring Snow Not Likely To Harm D.C. Cherry Blossoms

The spring snow is not expected to affect Washington’s famous cherry blossoms.

03/25/2013

“The timing was perfect for the peak blooming of the Yoshino Cherry Trees in Washington on Tuesday March 29, 2011.  According to the National Park Service and also my accounts from my trip show peak bloom was officially reached midday on March 29th, 2011.”--Photos by James Schuyler

Peak Bloom Dates Announced For Cherry Blossoms

Washington’s famous cherry tree blooms are expected to be at their best between March 26 and March 30.

03/04/2013

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Md. Historical Trust Seeks Input On Preservation

The Maryland Historical Trust is seeking citizen input on a new 10-year plan for historical preservation.

02/15/2013

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161 Deer Culled From Catoctin Mountain Park

The National Park Service says government sharpshooters killed 161 white-tailed deer at Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont in the fourth year of a herd-reduction program.

02/05/2013

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Plan Calls For More Access To Chesapeake Waters

A new Chesapeake Bay watershed access plan calls for more ways to get to the water.

01/30/2013

Washington Monument

Interior Secretary Orders National Mall Efforts

The Secretary of the Interior has issued an order requiring preservation efforts for the National Mall aimed at protecting recent improvements.

01/24/2013

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