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02/22/2017 at 12:50. Facebook
The National Park Service has announced over 100 paid summer internships in partnership with the National Council for Preservation Education! Students currently enrolled or recently graduated will work with the Urban Archeology Corps, American Battlefield Protection Program, NPS, Antietam National Battlefield, Everglades National Park, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Joshua Tree National...
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02/21/2017 at 22:27. Facebook
Did you visit a park yesterday? The next fee free days are April 15-16 and April 22-23 to celebrate National Park Week!

#FindYourPark

National Park Week

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02/21/2017 at 17:51. Facebook
Dorothy Maynor was an opera singer and international concert soprano. She founded the Harlem School of the Arts, was the first African American to join the board of directors of the New York Metropolitan Opera, first African American to perform at Constitution Hall, and first woman to conduct at the United Nations. Maynor was also the first Afircan American to sing at an American president’s...
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02/21/2017 at 14:38. Facebook
Upon arriving at the Badwater parking lot, most visitors will notice a sign indicating sea level and another reading 282 feet below sea level. However, the parking lot is actually only 280 feet below sea level. If you walk 3 miles across the salt flat, you'll find yourself at the actual lowest point in North America. Marked only with a pile of rocks, you'll need a GPS to find it. Put in the...
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02/21/2017 at 02:41. Facebook
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
For this is what America is all about. It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge. It is the star that is not reached and the harvest sleeping in the unplowed ground. ¬ President Lyndon B. Johnson
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02/20/2017 at 22:03. Facebook
A spectacular view on this clear morning from Little Stony Man Cliffs!

This popular site is also one of many sensitive rock outcrop habitats in the park. Some state-listed endangered plant species that grow here are three-toothed cinquefoil (Sibbaldiopsis tridentata), Rand's goldenrod (Solidago simplex var. randii) and Appalachian fir clubmoss (Huperzia appalachiana). These and other plants...
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02/20/2017 at 17:07. Facebook
A colossal tribute to four of our greatest presidents, Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota captivates and overwhelms nearly 3 million visitors a year. Most popular during the summer, we think Presidents’ Day is a perfect time of year to feature this remarkable park. Say hi to Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt when you go! Explore Mount Rushmore’s history and...
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02/20/2017 at 03:58. Facebook
Get ready for some intense National Park Service night sky action tonight as parks from around the country show of their night skies and talk about protecting darkness.

Follow along using #celestialcombat to see all the great dark night sky photos and learn more about what the NPS does to study and protect dark skies at . Look for posts starting around 6 pm Pacific time.

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02/20/2017 at 00:39. Facebook
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02/19/2017 at 21:18. Facebook
Documenting the aftermath of Executive Order 9066, in April 1942 photographer Russell Lee captured this photo of a child on the day she was uprooted from her home in Los Angeles and forced to board a train to an incarceration camp. Men, women, and children were only allowed to bring with them what they could carry. Each person was issued an ID tag, like the one hanging from her coat, that...
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02/18/2017 at 15:43. Facebook
Starting as an intern from Virginia Commonwealth University, Nathan Burrell has blazed a trail to oversee the 550-acre James River Park System, which draws 1.4 million visitors each year. The park, which includes areas on both sides of the river, and islands in between, offers mountain biking and hi...

GRTC honors VCU alumnus Nathan Burrell

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02/18/2017 at 04:05. Facebook
On Tuesday, February 28, at 7 p.m., the National Archives and the National Park Service present “Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage and Vision.” This special event marks Black History month and celebrates next month’s opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor’s Center. A distingui...

The National Archives Hosts Special Harriet Tubman Program on February 28

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02/17/2017 at 23:21. Facebook
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02/17/2017 at 14:16. Facebook
Discover the places and stories of presidents this weekend and enjoy free entrance to all national parks on Presidents’ Day – February 20th!

#FindYourPark #PresidentsDay

National Park Service Commemorates Presidents’ Day with Free Admission on February 20

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Beneath the snow, our roses still have yet to bloom. The only thing blue is our ice, and the gray of our gloom. And... this poem comes a day too late, to shout and or celebrate, so what does a national park do? Post a photo of a Raven, who's eyes speak it true, every day here is a valentine, with lots' of love for you. -RT
We got a lot of love yesterday, but this one from a family of NPS fans really touched our hearts! They sent this beautiful card (with the text included below) to all 59 National Parks as well as other NPS sites they've visited frequently. (In case you were wondering, park rangers can cry)

Thanks to ALL of you for letting us be a part of your family! <3

Dear U.S. Park Rangers,

This year, our...
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