Posts Tagged ‘NPS’

Washington Monument Elevator Breaks, Leaves Cherry Blossom Visitors Without Unique View [UPDATE]

Hopefully they didn't come to D.C. just for the experience.

Map: Here’s Where You Can See Cherry Trees Other Than at the Tidal Basin

You don't have to brave any crowds to ogle trees this weekend.

Cherry Blossoms Expected to Peak at the End of March [UPDATE]

This year's projection for peak bloom: March 31 to April 3.

Weeks After Major Snowstorm, Pedestrian and Disability Advocates Voice Lingering Concerns About Response

Residents and councilmembers said sidewalks could have been better cleared.

Local Students to Recite MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream Speech’ at Lincoln Memorial on Friday

This is the 12th annual such reading, according to the National Park Service.

D.C. To Get Thousands of More Trees in 2016 as Part of Canopy Initiative

Get ready for more shade thrown

It’s Now Illegal to Vape on Some National Park Service Land

Vape at your own risk.

The Needle: Pool Report

Swim Gym: Is the Department of Parks and Recreation considering an indoor pool on the lot it owns near 14 and S streets NW? Let's hope so! +3
Nature Bites: A dog was recently attacked by a coyote in Rock Creek Park, prompting National Park Service to remind residents that there are coyotes in the park and they [...]

Cherry Blossoms to Hit Peak Bloom Between April 8 and 12

With slush on the ground and temperatures well below freezing today, it's only natural to speculate about spring. And judging by when the National Park Service expects the cherry blossoms to hit peak bloom this year, springs arrival is not so imminent.
James Perry, chief of resource management for the National Park Service, announced today at [...]

Deer In Rock Creek Park, Managed

City Paper alum Stephanie Mencimer mentions D.C.'s Rock Creek Park as an aside about how the country's deer population is exploding without any wolves to keep them in check:
Deer have been a blight on suburbia for a while now, munching their way through tract-housing gardens and making some highways extremely dangerous for motorists, as their [...]

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