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    Delaware Water Gap

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November 24, 2014
Victorian Christmas Celebration Set for Millbrook Village
The National Park Service and the Millbrook Village Society will present two events to celebrate the holiday season at Millbrook Village: Victorian Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 6, and Christmas Carol Service on Sunday, December 7.

October 17, 2014
Octivities Program at Millbrook Village Scheduled for October 25
The annual “Octivites” program at Millbrook Village will be held Saturday, October 25, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

October 14, 2014
Hunting Season Closure Lifted
The temporary hunting season closure in the park (Lehman Township) has been lifted by the PA Game Commission.

October 08, 2014
Black Bear Century Ride Slated for Park Roads on October 11
The Black Bear Century Bike Ride will be held in the park on Saturday, October 11, 2014. While no roads will be closed for this event, both motorists and cyclists are asked to be cautious and to be observant of one another while sharing the roads.

September 25, 2014
Tour de Pike Bicycle Ride Set for Park Roads this Sunday
Superintendent John Donahue announced today that the Tour de Pike Bicycle Ride will take place in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on Sunday, September 28, 2014. No road closures are scheduled for this event.

September 12, 2014
Volunteers Recognized for Service to National Park
On Saturday, September 6, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area held its annual Volunteer and Partner Appreciation Luncheon at the Montague Grange Hall #140 in Montague, NJ. “We are very grateful for all of the work accomplished by our volunteers and partner organizations. There are just some things the park would not be able to do without their valuable knowledge and assistance,” said Superintendent John J. Donahue of the volunteer corps.

September 10, 2014
Rev3 Triathlon Slated for Park Roads on September 14
The cycling and running legs of the Rev3 Triathlon will take place in the park on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

August 26, 2014
Park Receives “Ticket to Ride” Grant from National Park Foundation
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is one of 65 national parks selected to receive a 2014 Ticket to Ride grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.

August 25, 2014
River Road Opens Sooner than Expected
River Road reopened sooner than expected. The first phase of patching and paving work on River Road in Middle Smithfield Township has been completed well in advance of the predicted completion date.

August 21, 2014
Rangers to Present Free Public Programs in Honor of Founders Day
Celebrate the 98th birthday of the National Park Service with several free special programs planned for August 23.

August 15, 2014
River Road to Close for Repairs Beginning August 18
Superintendent John J. Donahue reminds motorists that River Road within the park will be closed for repairs beginning August 18 as part of a Pavement Improvement Project that started in the park in May.

August 12, 2014
Park Road Repair Projects to Start August 18
The long awaited “emergency relief for federally owned roads” (ERFO) project will start on August 18, 2014.

July 28, 2014
National Park Service Seeks Proposals for Campground Operation
The National Park Service has issued a prospectus for proposals to provide a concession operated campground within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The proposed Concession Contract will be for a term of ten (10) years. The current Concession Contract between the National Park Service and the existing concessioner expires on December 31, 2014. Proposals must be received by September 25, 2014, to be considered.

April 23, 2014
NPS Bridge and Pavement Projects to Begin in May
NPS plans Raymondskill Creek/ McDade Trail bridge replacement and road and parking lot pavement overlay project starting in May.

March 19, 2014
Delaware Water Gap Ranger Receives Prestigious Award
Park Ranger Michelle Schonzeit has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Harry Yount Award for the Northeast Region of the National Park Service.

February 07, 2014
Power Line Construction in Park Enters Critical Phase
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue announced today that due to construction activities associated with the Susquehanna to Roseland Transmission Line project, the recreational use of some park facilities will be restricted between February 8 and February 28, 2014.

November 21, 2013
Victorian-Style Christmas at Millbrook Village
The National Park Service and the Millbrook Village Society will again offer two free events to celebrate the holiday season at Millbrook Village in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

November 06, 2013
River Ramble
The River Ramble Fall Classic will take place in the park on Sunday, November 10, 2013.

October 30, 2013
Transmission Line Construction Continues
Due to the construction of the Susquehanna to Roseland Transmission Line project, the recreational use of some park facilities will limited or restricted periodically between November 2013 and April 2014.

September 26, 2013
Family Fun Day Highlights Butterflies
Tthe Friends of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the National Park Service will sponsor Butterflies of the World, a Family Fun Day program, on Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. until noon.

September 13, 2013
Proposal for Cliff Park Golf Course is Accepted
A proposal to lease the 45.3-acre Cliff Park Golf Course has been accepted by the National Park Service. The new lessee hopes to re-open the course to golfers this fall.

September 10, 2013
Lecture Series: Photographing History
On Saturday, September 14 at 7 p.m.,local photographer Allison Owczarczak will presentPhotographing Park Historyat the Bushkill Meeting Center on Route 209.

August 29, 2013
Parking at Hidden Lake Dam To Close
The parking area at the Hidden Lake dam on Hidden Lake Road in Middle Smithfield Township will be closed from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4 for safety inspections and routine maintenance.

August 16, 2013
Body of Missing NJ Man Is Recovered
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August 14, 2013
NPS Rangers Assist Search for Missing Person
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August 14, 2013
Friends of Park Announce Lecture Offerings
The Friends of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area will again sponsor the park's annual lecture series. All lectures will be held at Bushkill Meeting Center on Route 209 and will begin at 7 p.m. There is no charge to attend and they are open to the public.

August 14, 2013
Sobriety Checkpoints This Weekend
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July 08, 2013
Nine Year Old Boy Drowns in Delaware River
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July 03, 2013
River Levels Remain High through Holiday
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June 28, 2013
River Safety Advisory
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June 14, 2013
River Safety Advisory: Weekend Update
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June 13, 2013
Donations Keep Kittatinny Open This Summer
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June 12, 2013
River Road to Close for Maintenance
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June 11, 2013
Delaware River Safety Advisory
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June 06, 2013
Having a Swell Time: Park History in Postcards
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May 22, 2013
Park Officials Receive Milford Beach Donation
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May 22, 2013
Proposals Open to Lease Cliff Park Golf Course
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a 10-year lease of the nine-hole Cliff Park Golf Course (commercial use) within Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

May 22, 2013
Work Slated for U.S. Route 209
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May 20, 2013
George W. Childs Park Re-Opens to the Public
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April 29, 2013
Milford Beach Stays Open Due to Donation
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April 02, 2013
Sequestration Impacts National Park Service
Although the majority of the park will be open this season, sequestration-related budget cuts will result in reduced services and facility closures at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

March 29, 2013
Prescribed Fires Planned at Park
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March 12, 2013
Park Rescuers Receive Accreditation
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area's High Angle Rescue (HAR) Team has recently been accredited by the Mountain Rescue Association (MRA). In doing so, the Water Gap team joins the ranks of 13 other national park units that have already received MRA accreditation including Denali, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, and Mount Rainier National Parks.

December 18, 2012
Peters Valley Center Wins Volunteer Award
Superintendent John J. Donahue has announced that Peters Valley Craft Center, a park partner located in Layton, NJ, has received the National Park Service’s 2012 Northeast Region George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in the Volunteer Group category.

December 13, 2012
Park Names Chief of Resource Mgt. and Science
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December 05, 2012
Park Extends Gratitude and Appreciation
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue would like to extend his sincere gratitude and appreciation to area residents, commuters, business owners, and park visitors for their patience and understanding during the closure of Route 209, which lasted just over a year.

October 29, 2012
Park to Close to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy
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October 02, 2012
Interior Approves Susquehanna-Roseland line
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the National Park Service (NPS) has approved construction of the 4.5 mile section of the proposed 146 mile Susquehanna-Roseland Transmission Line that crosses federal land.

September 06, 2012
New Request for Cliff Park Proposals
The National Park Service has issued a new Request For Proposals (RFP) for a 25-year lease for the Cliff Park Inn hotel, restaurant and nine-hole golf course (Commercial Use) within Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

August 31, 2012
Final Impact Statement (EIS) on Power Line
The Susquehanna to Roseland Transmission Line Right-of-Way and Special Use Permit Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is now available.

July 17, 2012
Statement of Findings Available for Review
Today, the National Park Service published for public review the draft Statement of Findings (SOF). This document accompanies the environmental review of PPL Electric Utilities Corporations (PPL) and Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) Susquehanna-Roseland Transmission Line proposal and documents NPS compliance with Executive Order 11990, "Protection of Wetlands" and Executive Order 11988, "Floodplain Management".

May 01, 2012
Park & Utilities Curb Mile-a-Minute Weed
The park has collaborated with both Columbia Gas Transmission (Columbia), a NiSource Company and Met-Ed, a First Energy Company to control the non-native, invasive Mile-a-minute vine (Persicaria perfoliata).

April 30, 2012
Rangers to Issue Violations on Community Drive
Park rangers will begin issuing violation notices to drivers who turn onto Community Drive from either the northbound or southbound lanes of U.S. Route 209.

April 27, 2012
Aquatic Algae Invade Delaware River
Extensive mats of the invasive aquatic algae Didymosphenia geminata (also known as didymo or "Rock Snot") were discovered in Delaware River within the Recreation Area. An aquatic biologist working for the Delaware River Basin Commission discovered the algae bloom last week.

April 09, 2012
High Winds Contribute to Fire in Park
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March 29, 2012
Preferred Alternative - Transmission Lines
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February 28, 2012
Visitors, Money, Jobs for Local Economy
Visitors in 2010 spent more than $151.2 million in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and in communities near the park.

January 23, 2012
Utilities Propose Mitigation for Power Line
Utility companies announced that they plan to submit a mitigation proposal when filing their comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).

November 22, 2011
Release of Susquehanna-Roseland Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
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September 08, 2011
US Route 209 to Close through Park
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September 04, 2011
Work Progressing Quickly
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August 31, 2011
Damage Assessment & Cleanup Continue
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August 30, 2011
Hurricane Damage and Closures
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August 28, 2011
US 209 Closed in Park
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NEWS RELEASES PRIOR TO 2011

April 24, 2009
All Caves Closed in Park to Protect Bats
Decision hopes to prevent spread of White nose syndrome (WNS).

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