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Financial Creativity Leads To Return Of Lodging To Flamingo At Everglades National Park

After years of rejection, an atypical approach to funding lodging is soon expected to return lodging to the Flamingo area of Everglades National Park, a popular destination in the park that has gone without overnight accommodations beyond a campground since two hurricanes pounded the area in 2005.
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Improvements Coming To Boardwalk And Viewing Decks At New River Gorge National River

The National Park Service has received funds to replace the boardwalk system at Canyon Rim Visitor Center in New River Gorge National River in West Virginia. The boardwalk and associated viewing decks are relatively easily accessible from the parking lot and offer scenic views of the iconic New River Gorge Bridge, as well as views into the river gorge itself.
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Muir Woods National Monument To Get Better Parking, Transit System

Work won't start for two years, but the National Park Service has completed environmental compliance for a project to improve parking, transit, and visitor access to Muir Woods National Monument just north of San Francisco. The Muir Woods Sustainable Access Project is expected to enhance safety, visitor experience, and protection of park resources through the reorganization of parking areas, optimization of traffic flow, and redesign of the visitor entry plaza.
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NASA And National Park Service To Present Briefings On Upcoming Total Solar Eclipse

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the nation on August 21. Representatives from NASA, the National Park Service, other federal agencies and science organizations will provide important viewing safety, travel, and science information during two briefings at the Newseum in Washington starting at 1 p.m. EDT on June 21.
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