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Catoctin Mountain Park invites public comment on an Environmental Assessment for the proposed AT&T Collcations at Four Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Within Catoctin Mountain Park

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Date: June 22, 2011
Contact: Debra Mills, 301-663-9330

The National Park Service, Catoctin Mountain Park, is conducting a public review of the Proposed AT&T Collocations at Four Wireless Telecommunication Facilities(cell towers) Within Catoctin Mountain Park, June 2011.

The National Park Service will be accepting public review comments beginning June 13, 2011 through July 22, 2011. The draft Environmental Assessment presents information on projected impacts to park resources from the proposed project to collocate AT&T wireless telecommunication facilities on four existing cell towers within Catoctin Mountain Park.

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act the National Park Service invites public comments regarding this project. Comments received will be used to evaluate this project. The National Park Service will be accepting written comments beginning June 13, 2011 through July 15, 2011

Further information about this project is located on the National Park Service Planning, Environment & Public Comment website http://parkplanning.nps.gov/cato. Written comments should be submitted through this website.

Catoctin Mountain Park is one of 394 units administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. The park Visitor Center, located on State Route 77, three miles west of Thurmont, Maryland, is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Correspondence should be addressed to: Superintendent, Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. Our website address is: www.nps.gov/cato. General information may be obtained by calling the Visitor Center at (301) 663-9388.

Did You Know?

Pileated Woodpecker on a tree in the Catoctin forest.

Pileated Woodpeckers are the 2nd largest woodpecker in North America. Male has a red ‘moustache’ and the female has a black 'moustache'. Lifespan in the wild can be 8-12 years. The pileated is the only member of the woodpecker family that drills an oval-shaped hole.