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This prize-winning photo of a couple in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., was taken in 2012 by Nathan G. Wilson-Crow, an Air Force photographer charged with rape and sexual assault.
News Release Date: April 21, 2014 Contact: General Park Information , 305-242-7710 Contact: Media Contact Linda Friar , 305-242-7714 Everglades National Park has reopened areas closed to protect the Frank Key Roseate Spoonbill colony during nesting season.The channel running along the west end of Frank Key, and the Carl Ross Key campsite, have been ... (more)
In this combination of March 2014 photos, a slackline walker enjoys the sunny and warm weather in Duesseldorf, Germany; a jogger runs on the snow-covered grounds of the Washington Monument in Washington; and a worker, suffering from heat exhaustion, leaves her shift early at the salt evaporation ponds in Anse-Rouge, Haiti.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday that officials are proposing a 9 p.m. curfew on beach fires, to help rein in drunken revelry, unattended blazes and littering.
Officials are preparing for a nearly 2,200-acre planned fire at Wind Cave National Park in southwest South Dakota.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park says as part of National Park Week this week, the watercolors will be on display at Sugarlands Visitor Center and at Park Headquarters through May 12. Well-known parks such as Grand Canyon National Park are included as well as lesser known sites.
A badly injured Palo Alto rock climber was plucked via helicopter from a craggy and nearly vertical spire in Yosemite National Park after he took a tumble during an outing on Sunday, officials said.
The National Park Service has approved a plan to dredge about 60,000 cubic yards of sand at Watch Hill and 10,000 cubic yards at Sailors Haven between October and the end of the year.
Authorities say a rock climber at Yosemite National Park had to be rescued by helicopter after falling 30 feet and suffering major injuries.
The man arrested earlier this year for a 2012 stabbing and sexual assault in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park plans to enter a guilty plea according to court documents.
As dawn streaked the sky above the Mall on Sunday, April Vance was far from her native California, where she usually celebrates Easter, but she felt right at home.
Due to the continued very high fire danger and current level of fire activity in the State of Utah, Superintendent Kate Cannon has announced fire restrictions for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments.
Entrance fees will be waived at all U.S. national park sites this Saturday and Sunday to kick off National Park Week, which runs through April 27. With more than 400 National Park Service sites covering 84 million acres in the United States, there are plenty of spots to explore.
Officials at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park want people to know they have much more than just sand.
Stanislaus National Forest officials say they are opening several seasonal roads, campgrounds and day use areas, including Rainbow Pool Day Use Area and Rim of the World Vista.
Crater Lake National Park averaged 460 inches of snow each year between 2000 and 2013.