National Park Service
Tuesday was rigging day. The day that two groups of people from across the country would be in Arizona inflating rafts to launch on the Colorado River, loading food and camping gear, and strapping it all down so it doesn’t end up in the water.
Instead, the groups of 16 people each camped out at a lodge near Lees Ferry unable to get into Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and close to the water. With the federal government shutdown, their Wednesday launch dates on one of the most coveted river trips in the country — through the Grand Canyon — appears unlikely.
The National Park Service is launching a new website for teachers that will provide lesson plans and resources about science and historic places in national parks throughout the country.
The National Park Service on Monday released its proposal to reduce the deer population in by using sharpshooters.
Three areas of the Lincoln Memorial statue still show faint signs of staining after a vandal splattered green paint at the site last week.
The National Park Service says it will begin work next week to remove a disputed inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
While the Washington Monument is closed for earthquake damage repairs over the next year, 488 lamps will restore the marble tower’s glow each night on the National Mall.
The National Park Service is ending unpaid leave for U.S. Park Police officers earlier than expected.
The National Park Service has updated its predicted peak bloom time for the District of Columbia’s cherry trees for a second time, moving it back a few days.
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.
An advocacy group is protesting a National Park Service decision to kill deer in Washington’s Rock Creek Park.