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    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Eielson Visitor Center to Reopen on July 16

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Date: July 15, 2011
Contact: Kris Fister, 907-683-9583

The Eielson Visitor Center, located on Mile 66 on the Denali Park Road, will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 16. The building had been closed for maintenance since Wednesday, July 13 after a malfunction of the sewage system was discovered on Tuesday, July 12.

Additional park information is available on the web at www.nps.gov/dena or by calling (907) 683-9532 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Stay connected with "DenaliNPS" on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and iTunes – links to these social media sites are available at www.nps.gov/dena.

Did You Know?

an arctic ground squirrel on its hind legs

Nearly 500 vegetation plots have been installed in Denali, to monitor climate change. Warmer temperatures allow woody plants to grow at higher elevations, invading the fragile and unique plants already in high alpine tundra - and threatening the animals that depend on those specialized plants.