National Park Service

Anacapa Island

Feds declare victory against Calif. island rats

ANACAPA ISLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve won the war against rats on a Southern California island preserve. The National Park Service has proclaimed Anacapa Island thriving, a decade after a controversial rat-extermination effort.

03/08/2013

Cherry tree blossoms frame Jefferson Memorial, Washington DC. (AP Photo)

Peak bloom dates announced for DC cherry trees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington’s famous cherry tree blooms are expected to be at their best between March 26 and March 30. This year marks the 101st anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan.

03/04/2013

Episcopal priest chosen for inaugural benediction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pastor of the Episcopal parish closest to the White House will give the benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration.

01/16/2013

Climbers stand at summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park (AP Photo)

Half Dome cables will remain, hikers still limited

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Climbing Yosemite’s Half Dome is one of the national park system’s most iconic hikes in the nationwide system, but officials plan to permanently limit how many can do it.

01/05/2013

Statue of Liberty light to shine again at dusk

  NEW YORK (AP) – The National Park Service says the Statue of Liberty will be relit tonight for the first time since it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. National Park Foundation spokeswoman Marjorie Hall […]

11/09/2012

Statue of Liberty reopens on 126th birthday Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) – The Statue of Liberty is set to reopen to the public on Sunday, the U.S. landmark’s 126th anniversary. The statue has been closed for renovation to its interior, although the public […]

10/25/2012

L.A. courthouse named historic landmark

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Depression-era federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles was named a historic landmark today because of its importance in the annals of post-war civil rights history, the U.S. Department of the […]

10/17/2012

Blood from Yosemite workers could advance research

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Health officials are set to draw blood from hundreds of Yosemite National Park employees as part of a research project that aims to help scientists better understand a potentially deadly virus […]

10/16/2012

Contractor chosen for Washington Monument repair

WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Park Service named a Massachusetts contractor Wednesday to repair the Washington Monument’s earthquake damage, though it may take two more months before work begins at the National Mall site. Perini […]

09/26/2012

Yosemite workers may be surveyed for mouse virus

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) – California public health officials want to survey workers at Yosemite National Park to determine whether they were exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, a park spokesman said Thursday. The […]

09/20/2012

Yosemite Park officials confirm 9th virus case

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) – Officials say a visitor to Yosemite National Park has recovered after becoming the ninth person diagnosed with a deadly rodent-borne illness blamed for three deaths linked to the park. […]

09/13/2012

Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool reopens in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) – The reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall reopened Friday after a two-year, $34 million reconstruction, completing the largest National Park Service project funded by President Barack […]

08/31/2012

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