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Date: January 23, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Release Date: January 22, 2019
Contact: Barbara Alberti, Superintendent

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Phone: 671-477-7278, x1003 | Mobile: 671-688-1954
 
War in the Pacific National Historical Park to Improve Accessibility and Basic Visitor Services
 
Hagatna, Guam – War in the Pacific National Historical Park announced today that access is improving at the most heavily visited areas of the park. National Park Service officials have determined that by using Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act funds to immediately bring back maintenance crews to mow and collect trash, the park will be able to restore access for most recreational activities while ensuring the health and safety of our visitors. The maintenance crews will clean restrooms, remove trash, and trim/mow at our most heavily visited park sites for the safety and enjoyment of our community and our visitors.
  
Through a series of generous donations by our partner, Pacific Historic Parks, the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center and bookstore will continue to be open daily, but will remain on the current schedule of 9 am to 3:30 pm. These donations have also enabled the park to continue providing educational programs and supporting community groups, agencies, and others who use our Visitor Center. 
 
“We greatly appreciate the on-going donations from Pacific Historic Parks during the lapse in appropriations,” said park superintendent Barbara Alberti. “Their efforts contributed significantly to our ability to maintain access and basic services to War in the Pacific National Historical Park from the beginning of the shutdown. While donations will still be funding visitor center activities, we will now be able to use recreation fee revenue to take over basic maintenance services. We are also thankful for our island community’s patience during the past four weeks. We are proud to restore access to our parks and appreciate our visitors helping us keep it clean by taking their trash home with them and practicing the Leave no Trace concept” 
 
Although some basic visitor services are being restored, other services may be limited or unavailable during the lapse in appropriations, including ranger talks, issuance of Special Park Use permits, and other programs. Additional information may be available at nps.gov/wapa.
 
Information is subject to change throughout the duration of the federal government shutdown. National Park Service social media and websites may not be monitored or updated regularly and may not reflect current conditions. For updates on the shutdown, please visit www.doi.gov/shutdown.
 



Last updated: January 23, 2019

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