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Celebrate World Heritage Day

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(April 17, 2017) -- In celebration of World Heritage Day, the United States National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS) and the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) announce a new initiative to bring attention to sites in the United States that are on the World Heritage List or may be nominated in the future. Read More »

NPS, National Park Foundation launch Parks 101

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(April 17, 2017) -- In conjunction with this year’s National Park Week from April 15 through 23, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation will launch Parks 101, an ongoing series of hidden histories that showcase unexpected stories and experiences from America’s national parks and programs. Read More »

National Park Service commemorates Women’s History Month

National Park Service

(March 10, 2017) — From factory workers in Lowell, Mass., to spies and nurses on Civil War battlefields, to national leaders like Eleanor Roosevelt, women continue to dramatically shape the history of our nation. In celebration of Women’s History Month, national parks across the country are hosting special events, discussions, tours, and exhibits to highlight the contribution of women in American history. Read More »

Md.: Assateague campsite relocation study underway

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(March 3, 2017) -- The National Park Service is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) in support of a new flexible design strategy for relocating campsites at the Oceanside Campground on Assateague that are lost or repeatedly damaged by coastal storm events. Read More »

NPS celebrates Presidents’ Day with free admission

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(Feb. 16, 2017) -- What do all U.S. presidents have in common? National parks. The legacies of each person that served in our nation’s highest office are preserved in national parks around the country – including the White House where history is constantly made. Discover the places and stories of presidents this weekend and enjoy free entrance to all national parks on Presidents’ Day – Feb. 20. Read More »

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

National Park Service

(Feb. 2, 2017) — Come to the city where jazz was born and visit the National Park Service site that traces its story from West African drums to modern influences, a press release from the National Park Service stated. New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is small in size, but it tells a story as big as America, the release continued. Read More »

NPS articulates holistic vision for National Park System

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(Jan. 19, 2017) —  The National Park Service (NPS) today released a plan to identify gaps in the current National Park System to better inform future decision-makers of options that more fully represent the nation’s natural and cultural resources, and the experiences of all Americans. Read More »

National Park Service applauds diversity commitment

National Park Service

(Jan. 16, 2017) — The National Park Service shares President Obama’s enthusiasm for promoting diversity and inclusion in national parks and other public lands announced in yesterday’s Presidential Memorandum on Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Our National Parks, National Forests, and Other Public Lands and Waters. Read More »

NPS sets Cultural Resources Climate Change strategy

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(Jan. 6, 2017) — The Cultural Resources Climate Change Strategy (CRCC Strategy) is a landmark statement for the NPS and its historic preservation and climate change partners about how to anticipate, plan for, and respond to the effects of climate change on cultural resources. Read More »

NPS to update smoking regs to include e-cigarettes

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(Jan. 5, 2017) -- The National Park Service today proposed revisions to the regulations that address smoking in national parks. The proposed revisions would change the regulation that defines smoking to include the use of electronic cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). The proposed revisions would also allow a superintendent to close an area, building, structure, or facility to smoking, which would include the use of ENDS, when necessary to maintain public health and safety. Read More »

Webber receives the National Freeman Tilden Award

National Park Service

(Jan. 3, 2017) -- Park Ranger Lynette Webber of Keweenaw National Historical Park is the recipient of the 2016 Freeman Tilden Award. She received the National Park Service’s interpretive honor for the multi-faceted Missing in the Copper Country program. Read More »

National parks announce fee-free days for 2017

National Park Service

(Jan. 2, 2017) -- “National parks, known for their priceless beauty, are a bargain anytime, but on these10 days in 2017, they really will be priceless,” said Jarvis. “Fee-free days provide an extra incentive to experience these amazing places.” Read More »