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Rangers Learning Rescue Techniques at Md. 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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Washington Monument to Reopen May 12

The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will reopen to visitors May 12 after being closed for nearly three years due to a 2011 earthquake.

03/25/2014

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Washington Monument to Reopen 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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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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Park Service Announces Peak Bloom Dates for D.C. Cherry Blossoms

Despite the long, snowy winter in the Mid-Atlantic region, Washington’s famous cherry blossom trees are expected to bring the first sure sign of spring between April 8-12, when they’re predicted to reach peak bloom, the National Park Service said Tuesday.

03/04/2014

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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

File photo of tourists walking near the Washington Monument. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

National Book Festival Moves Off National Mall

After a decade on the National Mall, the National Book Festival is moving to a new location this year due to new rules and costs associated with holding a large event on the promenade between the Capitol and Lincoln Memorial.

01/08/2014

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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

Surveyors are taking advantage of the scaffolding around the Washington Monument to confirm its height. (Getty Images)

Surveyors Checking Height Of Washington Monument

Surveyors are checking to make sure that the Washington Monument is still 555 feet, 5 1/8 inches tall.

11/07/2013

Grand Canyon. (Credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Grand Canyon, Statue Of Liberty Among National Parks To Reopen With State Funds

States are using their own money to reopen some national parks, including the Grand Canyon, Statue of Liberty, Zion National Park and Mount Rushmore

10/12/2013

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