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New director of National Park Services southwest division

(May 23, 2018) -- National Park Service Deputy Director P. Daniel Smith announced the selection of Robert “Bob” Vogel to be the regional director of the National Park Service’s Southeast Region based in Atlanta. Vogel currently serves as the regional director of the NPS National Capital Region in Washington, D.C.

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Zinke announces $35.8 billion added to U.S. economy

(April 30, 2018) -- As the nation celebrates National Park Week, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that visitor spending in communities near national parks in 2017 resulted in a $35.8 billion benefit to the nation’s economy--a nearly $1 billion increase from 2016-- and supported 306,000 jobs.

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NPS announces award recipients for volunteer service

(April 30, 2018) -- The enthusiasm and skills of Volunteers-in-Parks (VIPs) provide outreach to millions of national park visitors each year. In 2017, more than 315,600 volunteers donated more than 7.2 million hours of service in national parks, performing just about every job imaginable.

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NPS awards $1.3 million in grants for preservation of sites

(April 18, 2018) -- The National Park Service today announced more than $1.3 million in grants to fund preservation, restoration, and education projects at World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites. These projects will help tell the story of the more than 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of whom were U.S. citizens, who were imprisoned by the U.S. government following the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

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NPS announces $12.6 million in grants

(March 13, 2018) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service today announced $12.6 million in grants for 51 projects in 24 states that preserve sites and highlight stories related to the African American struggle for equality in the 20th century.

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Legislation to address $11.6 billion in deferred maintenance

(Feb. 14, 2018) -- President Donald J. Trump has proposed a $2.7 billion budget for the National Park Service (NPS) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, which includes legislation to establish a Public Lands Infrastructure Fund that would help address the $11.6 billion maintenance backlog in the National Park System.

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Stanley Austin named director of NPS’s Pacific West Region

(Jan. 26, 2018) -- Today, acting National Park Service (NPS) Director P. Daniel Smith announced the selection of Stanley J. Austin to be the regional director of the National Park Service’s Pacific West Region. He currently serves as the regional director of the National Park Service’s Southeast Region.

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