The path to a cohesive, multi-use paved trail network in and around Washington, D.C., is long and complex but can be completed with the coordination and partnership of multiple parks, agencies, and governments, according to a report released this week by the National Park Service.
Rock Creek Park
In an effort to provide more recreational opportunities such as rowing, paddling, and stand-up paddleboarding, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Rock Creek Park are proposing development of multiple facilities to improve access to the Potomac River in the Georgetown area of the District of Columbia.
While politicians search for votes across the country during this presidential election year, scientists and volunteers will converge on the nation’s capital May 20-21 to find as many species as possible during a BioBlitz.
The National Park Service has donated about 700 pounds of venison to District of Columbia Central Kitchen. The meat will be used in the thousands of healthy meals that DC Central Kitchen prepares daily for multiple nonprofit partners, including homeless shelters, rehabilitation clinics, and after-school programs. The venison donation is a result of the deer reduction operation in Rock Creek Park in early December.
National Park Week officially kicks off tomorrow, April 18, and if you're wondering how to celebrate, the National Park Service and National Park Foundation have some ideas.
Flooding problems, possible sewage overflows, and downed trees were causing problems Friday for Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Rock Creek Park, and other National Park System units in and around Washington, D.C., and officials said things could get worse this weekend.
I had two job offers the summer before my junior year of high school. I chose the job that came with new boots.
There are trees, big trees, and really big trees that are recognized as national champions by American Forests. And one of those champion trees, a chesnut oak, can be found in a small Civil War setting in Washington, D.C., preserved by the National Park Service.
Let's take a quick look around the National Park System at some of the issues and activities different units are involved with.
Stand in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and you can't help but be enthralled by the lush forests and rolling mountains that surround you. Though a somewhat old landscape to modern civilization, the park continues to toss surprises in terms of the species that inhabit it.