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Girl Scouts Sneak Past Secret Service, Camp Out On White House Lawn

16 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Ok, this is just all kinds of cute — to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks system and Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” healthy-stuff initiative, and also because there’s just never a bad time to have photos of smiley...Show More Summary

D.C. community calendar, July 2-9, 2015

Thursday, July 2Memorials of the Mall A National Park Service ranger leads a walking tour of America’s front yard. Daily from 10 a.m.-noon and 8-10 p.m. Lincoln Memorial Plaza, 23rd Street NW and West Potomac Park. 202-426-6841. Free.Read full article >>

Montana’s Largest Bear-Poaching Ring Busted

File photo courtesy of National Park Service/Flickr It seems as if the ringleader of Montana’s largest bear-poaching ring wanted to get caught: James Harrison, of Darby, Montana, initiated the investigation last June when he contacted local game wardens and reported that two of his hunting partners, Richard Sublette and Kyle L. Show More Summary

Work starts Wednesday on installing spikes atop the White House fence

Spikes will be installed on the White House fence starting Wednesday as a temporary measure designed to enhance security and help stop intruders from entering the grounds. What the National Park Service and Secret Service described Tuesday as a “removable anti-climb feature’’ consisting of sharp metal points will be placed atop the fence.Read full article >>

Brickbat: Look Away, Look Away

3 days agoNews : Reason

The National Park Service has removed merchandise with the Confederate battle flag from all its bookstores and gift shops, including Gettsyburg National Military Park.

Look Away, Look Away

3 days agoNews : Reason

The National Park Service has removed merchandise with the Confederate battle flag from all its bookstores and gift shops, including Gettsyburg National Military Park.

8 camping hacks you'll kick yourself for not knowing sooner

The number of overnight stays at U.S. National Parks in 2014 increased by almost one million since 2013, according to the National Park Service It's unsurprising, since a 2013 study on veterans proved that outdoor recreation can improve psychological well-being, social functioning and life outlook See also: What $1,500 in Rent Gets You in 11 U.S. Show More Summary

National Park Service Removes Confederate Flag Merchandise From Gift Shops

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

GETTYSBURG (Reuters) - The U.S. National Park Service began removing Confederate flag merchandise from its bookstores and gift shops on Thursday, joining a nationwide push by lawmakers and retailers to remove the emblem, long associated...Show More Summary

National Park Service dropping Confederate flags from stores

last weekNews : NY Daily News

NPS has announced that "stand-alone depictions of Confederate flags have no place in park stores."

National Park Service Latest to Pull Confederate Merchandise

last weekNews : Mediaite

NBC News reported on Thursday that government agencies got on board this week's trend of retreating from the Confederate flag. The U.S. National Park Service will be removing confederate paraphernalia in wake of the massacre that left nine dead in Charleston.

National Park Service Pulls Confederate Flag Merchandise

The U.S. National Park Service announced Thursday that it will remove Confederate flag merchandise from its bookstores and gift shops. The massacre last week of nine black churchgoers by a white gunmen in a Charleston, South Carolina,...Show More Summary

Department Of The Interior Recognizes LGBT History With New Chicago Landmark

The historic contributions of LGBT people are gaining increased recognition from the National Park Service. The post Department Of The Interior Recognizes LGBT History With New Chicago Landmark appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Hike Rocky Oaks Park

Rocky Oaks Park is a small but beautiful slice of protected land in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Managed by the National Park Service, this former ranch land holds a shaded picnic area covered by beautiful live oaks, a man-made seasonal pond that (when it has water in it) serves as a rest…

Delaware North out, Aramark in. Yosemite Gets a new Concessionaire

The National Park Service (NPS) has selected Yosemite Hospitality, LLC, a subsidiary of Aramark, to receive the new primary concession contract for providing visitor services in Yosemite National Park. The 15-year contract – the largest...Show More Summary

Creek poisoning proposal upsets some Soda Butte Creek enthusiasts

2 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Yellowstone National Park, in coordination with partner agencies Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks; Wyoming Game & Fish Department, and the U.S. Forest Service; propose to remove brook trout from Soda Butte Creek to continue a two decade...Show More Summary

D.C. community calendar, June 18-25, 2015

Thursday, June 18Memorials of the Mall National Park Service ranger leads a walking tour of America’s front yard. Daily 10 a.m.-noon and 8-10 p.m. Lincoln Memorial Plaza, 23rd Street NW and West Potomac Park. 202-426-6841. Free.Read full article >>

Nerve-wracking video shows what it’s like to sit on top of St. Louis’s Gateway Arch

Believe it or not, the iconic Gateway Arch in St. Louis does actually need to be cleaned off every now and then. And the people who do the cleaning on behalf of the U.S. National Park Service have to slowly scale their way up to the top with the help of rope, harnesses and carabiners. Show More Summary

Climber’s Body Found On Mount Rainier, Search For Kyle Bufis Suspended

A climber’s body, found on Mount Rainier, caused the suspension of the search for climber Kyle Bufis. According to NBC News, the National Park Service has suspended the search for Bufis when an unidentified climber’s body, found near the summit where Bufis was last seen, was located. Show More Summary

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