National Park Service calls it "deer reduction."
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For tourists visiting D.C., the shutdown of the National Mall and the monuments and museums is aggravating, all the more so if there's a risk that Michele Bachmann might show up. But for most residents, the closure of Rock Creek Park threatens to disrupt everyday life more—the shuttering of roads, bike and running paths, tennis courts, [...]
Most streets in and around national parks are run by the National Park Service, so like the parks, they'll be closed during the government shutdown. Which, in D.C., means some of your usual routes may be affected.
These are the roads that are closed to both cars and cyclists in Rock Creek Park, according to Jennifer [...]
There will be extra U.S. Park Police patrolling Rock Creek Park tonight as police investigate the fatal stabbing of a man whose body was found at Beach Drive and Joyce Road NW over the holiday weekend.
Police said at a press conference this afternoon, however, that they believe the area is safe to the public.
At this [...]
Glover Road NW, July 26
Rock Creek Park, April 15
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Ross Drive, April 3
The deer of Rock Creek Park have so far avoided a depopulation plan announced last May, thanks to a lawsuit and no thanks to the efforts of an unsanctioned hunter, but they can't live forever. The National Park Service's deer culling finally starts tonight, according to a press release from the agency.
But this is no [...]
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Oh sure, the National Park Service is all about killing deer in Rock Creek Park most of the time. It just defeated a lawsuit intended to stop an upcoming deer slaughter in the park. But when an Average Joe decides to kill some deer on his own, they throw a fit!
In a criminal information filed today, [...]
Oink Oink: Northern Virginia could see an invasion of wild pigs. -4
Agenda 21: Yet another burger chain has announced that it's headed to the Washington area. This time, it's called Burger 21, but the rhetoric ("premium ingredients") and, presumably, the deliciousness are the same. +1
Rock Creek Park, October 30
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Sharpshooters working for the National Park Service are set to start killing some of Rock Creek Park's deer this winter, partly to keep the animals from destroying the park's trees. But for people who live near the park, the culling could have dire consequences, according to a new lawsuit filed to stop the killing.
The suit, [...]
The food chain has gone all topsy-turvy in Washington, as owls have started attacking Rock Creek Park runners, reports WTOP, whose program director Laurie Cantillo could be the owls' latest victim.
As Cantillo ran along the trail Wednesday night, she felt a scraping on her head—from an owl!
"That's what was really freaky. You don't hear a [...]
A few months ago, we noted that the National Park Service was reviewing options for reducing the white-tailed deer population in Rock Creek Park. Between 2007 and 2009, park rangers counted 60-80 deer per square mile of the park—compare that to the 1960s, when staff spotted deer only four times.
White-tailed deer love "edge habitat," Rock [...]