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Nov 21, 2018

Protesters deliver signatures opposing Maryland pipeline

Dozens of people gathered outside of a National Park Service office in Maryland in a push to stop construction of a pipeline under the Potomac River.

Feb 27, 2017

When will DC’s famed cherry trees bloom? Find out Wednesday

WASHINGTON — The predicted peak blooming period for this year’s cherry blossom season in Washington will be announced this week. The window is expected to be announced Wednesday at a press conference at the Newseum. Last year’s peak bloom happened March 25. According to the National Park Service website, however, from 2013 to 2015, peak […]

Aug 24, 2016

Want to see underwater at national parks? Md. firm streams 4K video

A Silver Spring-based documentary and nonfiction video streaming service is launching a new documentary series about what can be found under the waters of national parks. CuriosityStream LLC on Wednesday premiered the seven-part series, “Underwater Wonders of the National Parks,” a day before the National Park Service is set to celebrate its centennial. The series, produced with th[...]

Mar 16, 2016

National Park Service revises cherry blossom forecast

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service is revising its forecast for the peak bloom for Washington’s cherry blossoms, a colorful sign of spring. The Park Service is now forecasting that March 23 and 24 will be the start of peak bloom for cherry blossoms. An earlier forecast put the peak between March 18 and March […]

Mar 9, 2016

Park Service revises prediction for peak of DC cherry blossoms

WASHINGTON— Unseasonably warm weather has prompted the National Park Service to revise its prediction for peak blooms for Washington’s cherry blossom trees. The agency said in a news release Tuesday that it has revised the projected dates to March 18-23. Peak bloom is when 70 percent of the trees around the Tidal Basin are in […]

Mar 2, 2016

Here’s when DC cherry blossoms will be in peak bloom

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service is predicting the peak bloom for Washington’s cherry blossom trees between March 31 and April 3. Organizers of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the park service announced the projected peak bloom dates on Wednesday. The average date for the peak bloom is April 4. Peak bloom is when […]

Feb 11, 2016

C&O Canal program puts park advocates aboard Amtrak trains

CUMBERLAND — The National Park Service is seeking volunteers to tell Amtrak passengers about the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. The agency said in a statement Wednesday that volunteers have been providing narration aboard Amtrak’s Capitol Limited train between Cumberland and Washington, D.C., since 2012. They tell passengers about the history of the […]

Jan 5, 2015

Access fees proposed for 1st time along entire C&O Canal

The National Park Service wants to start charging entrance fees for the first time along the entire length of the nearly 185-mile Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park starting May 1.

Dec 15, 2014

Harriet Tubman National Parks near approval

Harriet Tubman, the famous freedom fighter and Underground Railroad conductor, may soon become the first African-American woman to be honored with her own national parks.

Aug 1, 2014

Plan targeting 2,800 battlefield deer advances

The plan would allow government sharpshooters kill more than 2,800 white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia over the next five years.

Jul 18, 2014

Visits to Md. national parks down slightly

The National Park Service says 6.6 million people visited national parks in Maryland in 2013.

Oct 17, 2013

After shutdown, government moves back to business

WASHINGTON — Barriers came down at federal memorials and National Park Service sites and thousands of furloughed federal workers — relieved but wary — returned to work across the country Thursday after 16 days off the job due to the partial government shutdown. Among the sites reopening were Yosemite National Park in California, the Smithsonian […]

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