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May 19, 2015
National Park Service and World War I Centennial Commission seek public comment on proposed new World War I Memorial
WASHINGTON— The National Park Service (NPS) and the World War I Centennial Commission (the Commission) announce the beginning of the Environmental Assessment process to evaluate the effects of establishing a National World War I Memorial by enhancing the area around the existing Pershing Park.

May 18, 2015
Memorial Day Observance at World War II Memorial
Washington - The National Park Service and the Friends of the National World War II Memorial will pay tribute to the more than 400,000 Americans who lost their lives during WWII during a special Memorial Day Observance at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

May 11, 2015
NPS Seeks Public Comment on Invasive Plant Management
The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting public scoping comments on an Invasive Plant Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for 15 national parks in the greater Washington DC region. The plan/EA will identify long-term strategies to reduce impacts and threats from invasive plants, and will provide opportunities for restoring native plant communities and historic landscapes.

April 17, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” will kick off the 2015 Summer Concert Series sponsored by the Friends of the National World War II Memorial (Friends) and the National Park Service, next week at the World War II Memorial.

April 06, 2015
Washington D.C. Area National Parks Join Find Your Park Movement
National capital region parks join national parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online

March 18, 2015
Ford's Theatre NHS To Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Lincoln Assassination
Announcing the commemorative programming planned for Ford’s 150: Remembering the Lincoln Assassination, events marking 150 years since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865.

March 11, 2015
National Park Service Seeks Comment on New Permitting Process, Fees for West Potomac Park Volleyball Courts
The National Park Service is accepting comments from the public on a new reservation and permitting process that is proposed for the volleyball courts located in West Potomac Park, along Parkway Drive.

February 16, 2015
NOAA study uses latest technology to compute updated Washington Monument height
Using new international measurement standards and technology not available in the past, NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey has calculated the official architectural height of the Washington Monument to be 554 feet 7 11/32 inches--a highly precise measurement that makes it eligible for inclusion in official registers of the world’s tallest structures.

September 25, 2014
Restoration of National Mall Turf Continues
The National Park Service today announced the start of the second phase of turf restoration along the National Mall, which will take place between 7th and 12th Streets.

July 21, 2014
Contract Awarded for National Mall Turf Restoration and Irrigation Project
The National Park Service (NPS) has awarded a contract to Clark Construction Group, LLC of Bethesda, Maryland, to complete the restoration of the National Mall, America’s “front yard.” Clark was also the contractor for the first phase of the project, which restored 3rd to 7th streets and was completed in December 2012.

June 30, 2014
2014 Independence Day Celebration
The National Park Service (NPS) will once again host its annual celebration of Independence Day on the National Mall

June 25, 2014
Five Year Agreement Continues Folklife Festival Partnership
The National Park Service (NPS) and the Smithsonian have finalized a five-year agreement to continue their partnership to present the annual Folklife Festival on the National Mall. Bob Vogel, superintendent of National Mall and Memorial Parks and Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian’s Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, will sign the agreement during the Festival’s opening ceremony.

June 03, 2014
Eastern National Passport to your National Parks Contest
Eastern National is seeking submissions of photographs of all 401 national park sites in America. These images will be used in a variety of projects including a special Passport To Your National Parks publication that will showcase the beauty and history found in each of America’s “crown jewels.”

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