National Park Service

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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

File photo of a deer. (credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

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

Just as March Madness sweeps the nation for college basketball fans, the White House is making an extra push to increase health care enrollment in the wake of a report showing 1.9 million young people sought emergency treatment from sports-related injuries in 2012. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Judge Opens McLean Ball Field Closed in Government Shutdown

A judge has temporarily opened a northern Virginia ball field that the National Park Service had closed because of the government shutdown.

10/11/2013

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Nation’s Oldest Full-Time Park Ranger Furloughed

A 92-year-old Northern California woman who is the nation’s oldest full-time national park ranger said Friday she’s surprised that she has joined the ranks of those currently out of work due to the ongoing U.S. government shutdown.

10/08/2013

Ford's Theater may be the latest casualty of the government shutdown. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown May Halt ‘Laramie Project’ at Ford’s Theatre

Ford’s Theatre may have to postpone its run of “The Laramie Project” because the play is being forced out of the theater during the government shutdown.

10/02/2013

The Colorado River flowing through the Grand Canyon (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Another Shutdown Casualty: Once In A Lifetime Rafting Trips On The Colorado River

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.

10/02/2013

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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 about science and historic places in national parks throughout the country.

09/12/2013

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