All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Mid-Atlantic’

What Does It Take to Run a National Park? Shenandoah Staff Give the Rest of Us a Clue


Few of us appreciate the monumental task of caring for America’s national parks—each one a unique part of the country with its own specific management challenges and irreplaceable public resources. Shenandoah National Park staff recently decided to shine a light on what it takes to maintain their landmark Virginia park on a day-to-day basis. Why? Last year’s federal government shutdown [...]

Posted on: January 14 2014
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Saturday on the Green: Exploring the First State’s First National Park


By Katherine McKinney, Senior Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office 4 Ideas for First-Time Visitors to First State National Monument Take a hike at Woodlawn, 2,000 acres of park land in the Brandywine Valley and some of the best scenery in the area. Trails and parking are open from 8 am to dusk. Tour the New Castle Court House Museum, Delaware’s original [...]

Posted on: December 17 2013
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Saving a Piece of History at Harpers Ferry: Partners Protect Four Threatened Acres


By Joy M. Oakes, Senior Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office Today, NPCA and our partners announced an exciting milestone at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia. We helped purchase four acres of private land significant to the park’s Civil War and civil rights history so that these parcels can be incorporated into the national park and preserved forever. Protecting [...]

Posted on: December 16 2013
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Restoring Resiliency at Dyke Marsh


By Glenda C. Booth, President, Friends of Dyke Marsh A year ago, Superstorm Sandy slammed the East Coast, demonstrating once again the power of nature. It left behind $65 billion in damage affecting 24 states and 70 national parks. Sandy’s fury was also a reminder of the power of nature’s ecological services, including the ability of wetlands, beaches, underwater grasses, [...]

Posted on: December 11 2013
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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: Journey Through Hallowed Ground Commemorates Our National History


By Shuan Butcher, Director of Communications, Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area is a 180-mile long, 75-mile wide swath of land stretching from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. This unparalleled historic, cultural, and natural landscape includes: Nine presidential homes 30 historic Main Street communities 13 national park units Two [...]

Posted on: November 19 2013
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