April 23, 2015
Tourism to Western PA National Parks Creates $68 Million in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 852,325 visitors to the five National Parks in Western PA spent $49 million dollars in local communities near the five parks in 2014. That visitor spending supported 827 jobs in the region and had a cumulative benefit to the regional economy of $68 million dollars.
April 09, 2015
Veterans’ Groups, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and Conservationists Join Forces To Save Native Trees at Flight 93 National Memorial
During National Park Week, on Saturday April 17 and 18 National Park Service staff, the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial and Park volunteers will work side by side to remove the invasive shrub Autumn Olive that is threatening the survival of the thousands of native trees planted at Flight 93 National Memorial.
March 31, 2015
National Parks of Western Pennsylvania Join National Find Your Park Movement
The five National Parks of Western Pennsylvania join parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com.
March 21, 2015
Memorial Continues Reforestation
On April 17-18 the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, and Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial are continuing a major reforestation effort that will eventually result in 150,000 new trees at Flight 93 National Memorial.
January 22, 2015
Stephen Clark Selected as Superintendent of the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania
Northeast Regional Director Mike Caldwell has selected Stephen Clark to be superintendent of the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania, which include the Flight 93 National Memorial, Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Fort Necessity National Battlefield and Friendship Hill National Historic Site.
January 21, 2015
Reinbold to Assistant Director for Partnerships and Civic Engagement
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today named Jeff Reinbold as the bureau’s assistant director for partnerships and civic engagement.
October 24, 2014
National Park Service Completes Inventory Following Fire at Flight 93 National Memorial Headquarters
The National Park Service has completed a thorough inventory of the museum collection items lost in the fire that destroyed the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters on October 3.
October 05, 2014
Statements on Headquarters Fire
Statements released by the National Park Service October 3-5, 2014, providing information and updates on the fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters.
September 08, 2014
Flight 93 Friends Group Names Executive Director
The Friends of the Flight 93 National Memorial have announced that Henry Scully of Pittsburgh and Ligonier has been named Executive Director.
September 04, 2014
Media Advisory - Flight 93 Visitor Center Media Tour 2014
The National Park Service will conduct a media tour of the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center Complex construction site.
June 04, 2014
Western PA National Parks Celebrate National Trails Day June 7th
On June 7th, the American Hiking Society and the National Park Service will celebrate National Trails Day by encouraging visitors to spend a day hiking in National Parks. The five Western PA National Parks have over 31 miles of maintained hiking trails. The Park’s trails provide a variety of opportunities for exercise, bird watching, wildlife viewing and learning about the ecosystems of Western PA.
April 24, 2014
National Park Foundation Celebrates Nearly 10 Years of Support from Somerset Trust Company
Since 2005, Somerset Trust Company has provided needed support to Flight 93 National Memorial through the National Park Foundation. This year, as the company celebrates its 125th anniversary, Somerset Trust Company signed on as presenting sponsor for Plant a Tree at Flight 93. On April 25-26 the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, and Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial are continuing a major reforestation effort
March 24, 2014
National Park Service Announces Public Engagement Campaign as Centerpiece of 2016 Centennial
The National Park Service today announced that the centerpiece of its 2016 Centennial will be a broad public engagement campaign to reintroduce the national parks and the work of the National Park Service to a new generation of Americans, inviting them to visit and get involved.
March 20, 2014
Western Pennsylvania National Parks Announce 2014 Spring Hours and Opening Dates
The National Park Service is happy to announce the spring opening dates for visitor facilities at the five National Parks of Western Pennsylvania. Superintendent Jeff Reinbold encourages visitors to spend a day in one or more of the five parks; :Spring is a great time to visit one of our historic sites or go for a walk on the 31 miles of walkways and trails in the five parks."
March 03, 2014
Tourism to Western PA National Parks Creates $44 Million in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service report shows that 802,503 visitors to the five parks in Western Pennsylvania in 2012 spent over $44 million in communities near the parks. That spending supported 677 jobs in the region.
April 15, 2013
Plant a Tree at Flight 93 Coverage Procedures
Media are invited to cover the opening program and the volunteer tree-planting effort on Saturday April 20, 2013. More details within.