Chesapeake Bay, southern Maryland could see new federal park, heritage designations

The Maryland congressional delegation is pushing legislation to protect and enhance the natural resources throughout southern Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay area with new federal park and heritage designations. Democratic Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, both of Maryland,…

Harpers Ferry rock climbers worry closures could set precedent for future access

HARPERS FERRY, West Virginia – “This is not how the Park Service is supposed to work.” That’s according to Eric Murdock, policy director for the Access Fund, a rock climbing advocacy organization that has worked with land managers all over…

Workers tackle strange substance that has dirtied Jefferson Memorial

WASHINGTON – One hundred and twenty-nine feet above the ground, the dome of the Jefferson Memorial yields panoramic views of the White House, Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial from across the Tidal Basin.  But these views are not accessible…

Washington Monument to reopen after three-year closure

WASHINGTON — There’s only one point in the nation’s capital from which you can see the World War II Memorial, White House, the Jefferson Memorial and United States Capitol.  But for the past three years, Americans couldn’t go up in…

Cherry Blossoms see early peak bloom in Washington

The National Park Service says because of the unusually warm weather the cherry blossom trees will likely bloom earlier than expected this year.

New Harriet Tubman National Park opening on the Eastern Shore

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center is opening this weekend in Dorchester County on the Eastern Shore.

Cherry blossom peak bloom could be one of earliest in history

The iconic cherry blossom trees in Washington, D.C., are expected to reach peak bloom sometime between March 14 and March 17, the National Park service announced this week.

Here’s the national park Twitter presence President Trump has directed to cease

President Donald Trump’s direction that the Interior Department temporarily cease social media communication put the brakes this week on a set of popular accounts managed by America’s National Park Service sites, though some were tweeting again by Friday.

SPECIAL COINS: The National Park Service Marks Its 100th Anniversary

The National Park Service is celebrating a monumental milestone with a limited release of a commemorative collection of special coins.

CHERRY BLOSSOMS: Peak bloom arrives early this year

One of Washington’s biggest spring attractions is blooming a bit earlier than usual. The peak bloom for cherry blossoms is happening a few weeks early possibly due to climate change.