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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 24, 2015
National Park Service Seeks Comment on Project to Manage Canada Goose Population with Humane Efforts
Washington – The National Park Service is accepting comments from the public on a proposed plan to relocate geese from parts of the National Mall using environmentally safe and humane methods. The project would use border collies at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Washington Monument grounds and John F. Kennedy Hockey Fields to haze the Mall’s large and growing Canada goose population into moving to other parts of the park.

March 19, 2015
National Park Service Announces Visitor Services for 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival
The National Park Service will offer a number of special programs and services during the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival, including festival-related lantern walks; ranger talks and tours around the Tidal Basin and National Mall; and even pet-friendly tours. National Park Service festival events will be held from March 28 through April 12, 2015 and are free of charge.

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 23, 2015
March 7: 150th Anniversary of Lincoln's Inaugural Observed at Lincoln Memorial
150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inauguration to be Observed on March 7 Ceremony at Lincoln Memorial Features Remarks by Chuck Todd; Recreation of Inaugural Activities ~~~ Family Activities at Washington Monument Highlight Civil War Washington

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.”

May 14, 2014
Washington Monument Elevator Stops Temporarily
The elevator at the Washington Monument temporarily stopped functioning this morning 10:53 a.m. The 18 visitors in the elevator were able to disembark on the ground level. There were 61 visitors at the observation level at the time of the stoppage. All were evacuated safely.

April 29, 2014
Washington Monument Reopening Ceremony
The National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall today announced that Al Roker, the TODAY show’s weather anchor and author, will join Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, and philanthropist David Rubenstein, and National Mall & Memorial Parks Superintendent Bob Vogel at the upcoming celebration of the reopening of the Washington Monument on May 12.

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