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Repairs begin at Vietnam Veterans Memorial in DC

October 22, 2009, 7:24 am
Repair work was under way Wednesday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall as a private memorial fund took over landscaping and maintenance of 13 acres from the National Park Service.Over the next two weeks, workers are restoring the flagpole's bronze finish and its decorative base with five military branch insignias. ...

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National Mall languishing as funds go back to states

August 4, 2009, 11:11 am
Crumbling sidewalks near the Jefferson Memorial are sinking into the Tidal Basin. Reflecting pools are filled with green, smelly water. And millions of visitors have trampled the soil into virtual concrete where grass can't grow.The National Mall is in danger of becoming a national disgrace."It does not deserve the ...

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National Mall falling into major disrepair

July 27, 2009, 8:19 am
Crumbling sidewalks near the Jefferson Memorial are sinking into the Tidal Basin. Reflecting pools are filled with green, smelly water. And millions of visitors have trampled the soil into virtual concrete where grass can't grow.National Mall is in danger of becoming a national disgrace."It does not deserve the name ...

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Tourism Cares Plans a Give Back to the Nation's Capital

July 15, 2009, 8:41 am
Tourism Cares, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving natural, cultural and historic sites around the world, will host a volunteer clean-up project on September 11, 2009 at the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, DC. The inaugural Tourism Cares for America Volunteer Day will bring not only the travel industry ...

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Restoring the National Mall

June 1, 2009, 7:33 am
A new vision for the nation’s capital emerged recently with the unveiling of two important federal plans for the city. The product of four years of interagency cooperation and public participation, these efforts aim to restore the National Mall to its former grandeur and surround America’s premier public space ...

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Memorial Day in Washington, D.C.—take part in person, or tune in from home.

May 15, 2009, 10:00 am
Pay tribute to those who have served and died to preserve America’s—and the world’s—freedoms by attending Memorial Day observance events in Washington, D.C. The National Memorial Day Concert by the National Symphony Orchestra will be held on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol at 8 p.m. on Sunday, ...

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Recycling Plan Set for National Mall

May 1, 2009, 10:17 am
A recycling program will be introduced for America's "front yard," commonly called the National Mall. The effort -- covering the area from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial -- will begin with a study of how much of the 4 tons of trash generated daily can be salvaged and ...

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2009 Cherry Blossom Festival

April 1, 2009, 10:29 am
The National Park Service predicts the cherry trees will bloom between March 28 and April 11, with peak bloom April ...

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National Mall and Memorial Parks Bike Tour Season Begins

March 27, 2009, 8:58 am
Seasoned national park-goers take guided ranger programs for granted. Whether it's hunting for fossils on the rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona or stargazing in Haleakala National Park, Hawaii, rangers are always there, ready to show visitors the world inside their particular national park. It's no different in the parks of Washington, D.C. So grab ...

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D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms Likely to Peak Early

March 23, 2009, 8:32 am
The National Park Service this morning moved up its prediction of the peak blooming period of Washington's cherry blossoms.Park Service horticulturalist and blossom forecaster Rob DeFeo said he now believes the blossoms will peak from April 1 to April 4. He had earlier estimated a peak bloom period from ...

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D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms Likely to Peak Early

March 23, 2009, 7:45 am
The National Park Service this morning moved up its prediction of the peak blooming period of Washington's cherry blossoms. Park Service horticulturalist and blossom forecaster Rob DeFeo said he now believes the blossoms will peak from April 1 to April 4. He had earlier estimated a peak bloom period ...

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Mall Makeover Proposals Heard and Seen at Hearing

March 16, 2009, 9:06 am
Millions of feet trample across the National Mall every year, putting it in dire need of a makeover, and the National Park Service is listening to your ideas on what should be done. If you have been to the National Mall recently, you have probably seen some of the obvious ...

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National Park Service Voices Need for New Signs on National Mall

March 10, 2009, 7:36 am
The National Park Service pitched the need for new signs around the National Mall at the National Capital Planning Commission’s March meeting.According to the NPS, the aging signage on the National Mall and surrounding memorial parks lacks uniformity and will be replaced to improve how visitors navigate around the area.The job, worth ...

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National Mall to Get New Signs

March 6, 2009, 12:13 pm
Everyday on the National Mall, visitors learn the hard way what locals already know: You can't count on signs to find your way around.But that could be changing.The National Park Service is planning to remove all its existing signs on the Mall and in nearby memorial parks.The signs will ...

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Fencing to Help Revive Mall's Grass

February 23, 2009, 7:49 am
Large swaths of the Mall will be fenced off from visitors and events to help restore the area after 1.8 million people trampled it during last month's historic presidential ...

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