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Cherry blossoms to peak earlier than expected

The National Park Service says the cherry trees surrounding the Tidal Basin will peak earlier this year than initially expected.

Tags: Rob DeFeo , cherry blossoms , C&A processssom Fesitval , Tidal Basin

Friday - 03/20/2009, 07:15pm EDT

Park service proposes C&O Canal upgrades in Md.

The National Park Service said Monday it aims to make the western Maryland town of Williamsport a star attraction of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, complete with a turn-of the-20th-century town square and boat rides along more than three-quarters of a mile of the canal.

Tags: C&O Canal , Bill Justice

Monday - 06/13/2011, 01:59pm EDT

Fort Washington Park playground closing for renovations

The National Park Service will be closing a playground in Fort Washington Park for at least the next three weeks.

Tags: Fort Washington Park

Saturday - 06/11/2011, 03:37pm EDT

Researchers look to unearth further secrets at former slave village

National Park Service archaeologists are hoping further research conducted this summer will help refine their understanding of a slave village unearthed within Monocacy National Battlefield.

Tags: Monocacy National Battlefield , L'Hermitage , Best Farm

Sunday - 05/29/2011, 01:13pm EDT

Park service considers Md., Va. battlefield deer shoot

The National Park Service is wrapping up a series of public meetings about the problems caused by large numbers of white-tailed deer on three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia.


Thursday - 05/26/2011, 03:58am EDT

Park Service to add 500 new signs to National Mall

New maps and directional signs are being added to the National Mall to help visitors find Washington's monuments and museums.

Tags: Trust for the National Mall , National Mall , Bill Line , U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 11:30am EDT

Osprey nest on crane stops work on D.C. park bridge

Ospreys that built a nest on a construction crane have stopped work on a bridge along Washington's Anacostia Riverwalk.

Tags: District Department of Transportation , DDOT , Ospreys , Anacostia Riverwalk , Anacostia River

Sunday - 05/08/2011, 12:15pm EDT

Celebrating National Park Week

National Park Service chief spokesman David Barna joins host Derrick Dortch on today's show to talk about National Park Week.
April 22, 2011

Tags: National Park Week , pay and benefits , Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial , Civil War , historic sites , David Barna , Fed Access , Derrick Dortch

Friday - 04/22/2011, 09:51pm EDT

Bike ride aims to give Wounded Warriors a boost

When wounded warriors return home, they can face a struggle to reach their "new normal." But even Friday's dreary weather couldn't stop a group of them from taking a meaningful bike ride.

Tags: Wounded Warriors Project , Christine Hill , Jonathan Jarvis , Jefferson Memorial , Hains Point , Max Smith

Friday - 04/22/2011, 03:48pm EDT

Park Service to refurbish hidden Nat'l Mall memorial

There's a Cinderella story on the National Mall, with beautiful columns and a domed roof.

Tags: World War I , World War I Memorial , District of Columbia War Memorial , Bill Line ,

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 11:15am EDT
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