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Saturday, October 11th, 2014

  • The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation have set the date for the 92nd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the White House Ellipse at President’s Park. This year’s kick-off to the holiday season in the nation’s capital will be held Thursday, December 4, at 5 p.m. Free tickets for the lighting ceremony will be awarded through an online lottery.

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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  • Alternate TextStop by Fossil Butte National Monument to see Heliobatus radians on National Fossil Day/NPS

    Fossils large and small will be the stars of the National Park System next week when National Fossil Day is celebrated on W

  • While more than a few parks are winding down their high seasons and getting ready to ease into the winter months, at Joshua Tree National Park in California the high season is coming and to prepare the park has reopened all of its campgrounds.

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Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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