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January 20, 2015
Natchez Trace Parkway Reports Single Motor Vehicle Accident with Fatality
On January 18, 2015 at approximately 2:22 p.m., Natchez Trace Communications received notification of a single motor vehicle accident near milepost 441.5 near the northern terminus of the Parkway.

January 09, 2015
December Visitation Numbers for Natchez Trace Parkway is Released
“The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced a significant increase in December recreational visits in 2014 over 2013 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “This year, 688,064 people used the Parkway in November compared to 478,080 who were counted in 2013.”

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 17, 2014
Natchez Trace Parkway Temporary Road Closure in Colbert County, Alabama
CHEROKEE, AL: Natchez Trace Parkway officials announce that repairs on the Parkway near Cherokee, Alabama will begin on September 23, 2014 and will require the closure of the Parkway from US 72 to Pike Road for repairs to the roadway embankment at milepost 322.8. The closure will be in effect between milepost 320.4 and milepost 326.3. Construction is expected to be completed by December 2014.

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.

March 13, 2014
Natchez Trace Parkway Visitation for 2013 is Released
The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced an increase in recreational visits in 2013 despite the Government shutdown. More than 6.01 million people used and visited the Natchez Trace Parkway in 2013, which is up from the 5.56 million people on the Parkway in 2012. This made the Natchez Trace Parkway the eighth most visited National Park Service site.

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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