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National Park Service

Blue Ridge Parkway recruiting volunteers for Spring Campground Clean-up

The National Park Service is excited to announce Project Parkway – Campground Cleanup on Saturday, April 21. The goal of this first-of-its-kind event is to rally Parkway lovers, volunteers, partners and staff to prepare all 8 of the Parkway’s campgrounds for the May opening during a single morning of dedicated service in celebration of National Park Week.


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Warner, Portman introduce bill to address NPS service maintenance backlog

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the National Park Service Legacy Act.


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Jennifer Flynn named superintendent of Shenandoah National Park, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park

Jennifer Flynn has been named the new superintendent of Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park and Shenandoah National Park.


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Trust grant awarded in Shenandoah National Park for post-fire research

Shenandoah National Park has awarded the 2017 Shenandoah National Park Trust Research Grant to Ellen L. Frondorf.


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Shenandoah National Park lifts fire ban

Shenandoah National Park officials are lifting a parkwide fire ban that was put in effect last month.


Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Jim Northup announces retirement

Jim Northup, superintendent of Shenandoah National Park and Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, has announced his retirement.


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Shenandoah National Park named a Center for Environmental Education Excellence

Shenandoah National Park was recognized as a Virginia Center for Environmental Education Excellence.


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Shenandoah National Park announces second phase of entrance fee increase

On January 1, 2017, Shenandoah National Park will implement the second phase of its plan to raise the entrance fees to the park.


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Fire ban extended to entire Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park has extended fire restrictions to the entire area of the Park effective Monday, November 21, at 8:00 a.m.


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Shenandoah National Park to implement fire restrictions in South District

Shenandoah National Park began fire restrictions in the South District of the park on Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.


Honoring 100 Years of the National Park Service: Textile style

Shenandoah National Park is displaying 13 art quilts created to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service from through October 24.


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Study: Spring starting earlier in national parks

A new study shows that spring is beginning earlier than its historical average in 75 percent of the national parks examined.


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Shenandoah National Park Trust research grant open for applications

Applications are being accepted for the Shenandoah National Park Trust research fellowship program.


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Find Your Park quest leads to great surprise at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove

The National Park Service has been celebrating its 100th anniversary this year by urging Americans to “find their park.”


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Special October programs highlight Shenandoah Valley history

A series of special National Park Service ranger programs and other events highlight various stories related to the history of the Shenandoah Valley.


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Shenandoah National Park co-hosts 83rd Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion

Shenandoah National Park will be co-hosting the 83th annual Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni Reunion on Saturday.


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National Park Service announces Shenandoah Valley history programs

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park will offer a series of special National Park Service ranger programs this September.


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Shenandoah National Park marks 100th birthday of the National Park Service

Shenandoah National Park extends an invitation to join us in celebrating the 100th birthday of the National Park Service this week.


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National Park Service announces Shenandoah Valley history programs

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park and its partners will offer a series of special programs on the history of the Shenandoah Valley.


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Woodrow Wilson Library celebrating National Park Service

On August 25, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson created the National Park Service as a separate agency to manage the nation’s national parks and monuments.


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Shenandoah National Park celebrates National Park Service history

Stephen T. Mather was a successful businessman, brilliant promoter, and a visionary who became the first director of the National Park Service.


Museum artfully celebrates National Park Service Centennial

Stace Carter presents “Sharing Your Outdoor Adventures: Digital Storytelling 101” at Court Square Theater on Monday, June 25 at 7:00 pm.


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Memorial Bridge selected for $90 million FASTLANE grant

The National Park Service has been awarded a $90 million FASTLANE Grant from the USDOT for repairs to Arlington Memorial Bridge.


Art is the human work: Nature is everything else

Arts and the Parks is hosted by the Virginia Quilt Museum in partnership with Arts Council of the Valley.


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National Park Service announces Shenandoah Valley history events

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park and its partners will offer a series of special National Park Service ranger programs.


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McAuliffe commemorates anniversaries of state, national park systems

Governor Terry McAuliffe celebrated 80 years of Virginia State Parks and the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service.


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Shenandoah National Park sponsors Centennial Celebration Concert Series

Shenandoah National Park is sponsoring a free concert series in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016.


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Shenandoah National Park announces family-friendly spring events

Shenandoah National Park will host two events this spring celebrating the National Park Service Centennial.


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Shenandoah National Park to rehabilitate Hawksbill Mountain Observation Point

The National Park Service announced $58,112 at Shenandoah National Park to rehab the observation platform at the top of Hawksbill Mountain.


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Tim Kaine kicks off National Park Service celebration at Shenandoah National Park

Sen. Tim Kaine hiked to the summit of The Stony Man Trail in Shenandoah National Park today to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial.


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Shenandoah National Park announces centennial events

The National Park Service turns 100 in 2016, and Shenandoah National Park announced a year-long list of events to celebrate this milestone.


National Park Service director coming home to address Augusta County Historical Society banquet

Jonathan Jarvis, director of the U.S. National Park Service, will bring his passion for “his children” to the 20th annual banquet of the Augusta County Historical Society March 19.


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2016 deferred maintenance numbers for Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park also has a backlog of deferred maintenance projects which totals $ 90,205,607.


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Blue Ridge Parkway looking for qualified staff for coming season

Would you like to work for the National Park Service to help protect one of America’s most special landscapes? The Blue Ridge Parkway is seeking qualified candidates to help maintain America’s Favorite Drive.


Karen Beck-Herzog selected as new site manager at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park

Karen Beck-Herzog, an 18-year veteran of the National Park Service, has been selected as the new Site Manager for Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park.


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Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park announces change in hours of operation

At the beginning of November, National Park Service facilities and programs at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park will transition to a winter schedule.


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Blue Ridge Parkway announces road advisory ahead of weekend storms

Based on recent and forecasted weather conditions and in the interest of visitor safety, the Blue Ridge Parkway is issuing a road advisory for the entire 469-mile route through Monday, Oct. 5. Drivers are encouraged to use extreme caution and be aware of the potential for falling rocks and downed trees.


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Blue Ridge Parkway announces public comment period for proposed modifications to Whetstone Ridge Trail

The National Park Service seeks public comment for use in the development of an environmental assessment (EA) proposing multiples uses, including hiking, mountain biking and horse riding, on a 0.20 mile section of Whetstone Ridge Trail at Milepost 29 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.


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Shenandoah National Park welcomes fourth-grade students through Every Kid in a Park initiative

Shenandoah National Park invites all 4th-grade students to visit the Park for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program.


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Governor McAuliffe signs deed to transfer Fort Monroe land to National Park Service

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday signed a deed that transfers land at Fort Monroe from the Commonwealth of Virginia to the National Park Service, solidifying Virginia’s commitment to turning the fort into a national monument for the enjoyment of tourists and history-buffs from all over the Commonwealth and country.