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May 12, 2015
Natchez Trace Parkway Issues Request for Expressions of Interest in the Tupelo Homesteads
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking expressions of interest for the use of eight historic houses and their associated outbuildings at the Natchez Trace Parkway.

May 12, 2015
NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY EMPLOYEE CELEBRATES 40 YEARS SERVICE
The Natchez Trace Parkway presented an award for 40 years of federal service to Property Management Specialist Mary Brown.

May 01, 2015
Controlled Burning at the Chickasaw Village Site
Weather depending, the Natchez Trace Parkway is planning to conduct a prescribed fire (controlled burn) in Lee County, MS between May 5 and May 8, 2015. The prescribed fire is at the Chickasaw Village Site, milepost 262.

May 01, 2015
Natchez Parkway Staff Promote Bicycle Safety
With the help of the Natchez Trace Parkway Association (NTPA) through its Gary Holdiness Cycling Fund, Natchez Trace Parkway staff members are celebrating National Bike Month and the National Park Service Centennial by actively promoting bicycle visibility and safety.

April 30, 2015
Visitors “Go Wild” and Take a Step Toward Finding Their Park
Over 200 people took a step toward finding their park at the Natchez Trace Parkway during the park's Wildlife Festival and BioBlitz on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

April 23, 2015
Natchez Trace Parkway Tourism Creates $136 Million in Local Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service report shows that 5,846,473 visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway in 2014 spent $136 million in communities near the park, which supported 1,843 jobs in the local area.

April 07, 2015
Natchez Trace Rangers Receive Awards for Training Excellence
Four rangers with the Natchez Trace Parkway received awards for excellence in training from the National Park Service (NPS).

April 02, 2015
The Natchez Trace Parkway Joins National Find Your Park Movement with a Wildlife and Nature Festival
The Natchez Trace Parkway joins parks, programs, and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. A hands-on event designed to help people find their park and to promote an interest in the natural world will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center near Tupelo, MS.

March 04, 2015
Natchez Trace Parkway Traffic Rerouted at Northern Terminus
The exit ramp from the Parkway to TN 100 East will be closed and traffic will be rerouted to McCrory Lane. Safety concerns have arisen due to motorists exiting via this ramp directly onto TN 100 East and then making unsafe left turns to access businesses.

January 28, 2015
The Natchez Trace Parkway Recognizes Volunteers in Parks and Very Important People
The Natchez Trace Parkway Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program has recently been redesigned in an effort to reach the Centennial goal of one million additional volunteers for the National Park Service.

January 06, 2015
More than 16,000 Trees Planted Along the Natchez Trace Parkway
The Natchez Trace Parkway is home to more than 16,000 brand new tree seedlings, planted near the new intersection of Highway 6 and Parkway milepost 257.

December 19, 2014
ELEVEN EMPLOYEES WITH MORE THAN 300 YEARS OF COMBINED SERVICE RETIRE FROM NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY
By the end of the year, Natchez Trace Parkway will say “Happy Trails” to 11 employees who have decided to exchange the day-to-day grind for a life of leisure.

December 09, 2014
NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY PREPARES FOR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE’S SECOND CENTURY
“The National Park Service will celebrate the beginning of its second century on August 28, 2016,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “To prepare for the celebration, staff members spent a week landscaping around the visitor center and headquarters building near Tupelo.”

December 09, 2014
Controlled Burning along the Natchez Trace Parkway in 2015
The Natchez Trace Parkway released its prescribed fire (controlled burning) schedule for 2014-2015.

December 04, 2014
Natchez Trace Parkway Ridgeland Information Cabin Restroom Closure
Natchez Trace Parkway officials announce that the restroom located at the Ridgeland Information Cabin, at milepost 102.4, is closed until further notice.

September 15, 2014
NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY RECOGNIZES LONG-TIME SEASONAL EMPLOYEES
The Natchez Trace Parkway recognized the contributions of long-time seasonal employees to the operation of the Parkway. Seasonal employees join the National Park Service’s workforce during the busiest time of the year to augment the efforts of permanent employees.

February 13, 2013
Portion of National Scenic Trail Closed near Tupelo, MS
A section of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail near Tupelo, MS will be closed for a period of two years. The Blackland Prairie trail will be closed between Old Town Creek and milepost 264.8.

March 01, 2012
Partnership to Bring War of 1812 to Life
The Natchez Trace Parkway, the 7th US Infantry Living History Association, and the Natchez Trace Parkway Association have joined together to bring living history demonstrations of War of 1812 events to the public.

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