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National Christmas Tree Lighting Lottery On Now! (ends Monday, 11/7 at 10 a.m.)

You've probably been busy raking up fallen leaves and--if you're living in the northeast United States--you most likely had to dig out the snow shovel this past weekend. The end of the year brings yard work, shorter days, and slippery sidewalks, but it also brings the holiday season!

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Fort Monroe becomes newest NPS site

Aerial View of Fort MonroeFor the past six years, the future of the Fort Monroe seemed uncertain. Many feared that the Fort Monroe site would be turned into condominiums if the federal government did not step in to preserve area. In September, the army based that controlled the land shut down and the site fell into the hands of the state of Virginia.

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America Recycles Day slated for Nov. 15

The world recently passed the seven billion people mark and demands on the Earth’s natural resources will only continue to be strained as that number increases. Our skyrocketing population in the past century makes it more important than ever that we recycle and reuse as much of our materials as we can.

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Select 'America the Beautiful' Passes Available via Mail

Coming to a mailbox near you, America the Beautiful Passes! If you’re thinking about heading out to one of the National Park and are looking to get an Access or Senior pass, they can now be mailed right to your door!

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Sorghum Syrup in the Smokies

One of the most distinctive features of American rural heritage is its culinary legacy, and the Appalachian settlers of the late 19th and early 20th century were no slack contributors.

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Support America's Natural and Cultural Heritage

Zion National ParkExperience your public lands, get your Christmas shopping done WAY early, and support a good cause. APPL (Association of Partners for Public Lands) is holding an online charity auction with an excellent lineup of public land experiences to bid on.

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An Arch Observation: The Gateway Arch Celebrates Its 46th Birthday

Rarely do modern stainless steel structures come to mind when thinking of national parks, but the famous Gateway Arch qualifies since it is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

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Celebrate the 62nd annual Death Valley '49ers Encampment!

When the weather in the north starts getting chilly, head down to warmer weather for some fun. Join the Death Valley '49ers from Nov. 9-13 for the 62nd annual Death Valley '49ers encampment. The encampment includes a large amount of family friendly activities that will be sure to entertain.

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