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National Mall and Memorial Parks

Restoration Of George Mason Memorial Underway

The National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall have begun a restoration of the George Mason Memorial, located in East Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., near the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. The year-long project will include reconstruction of the central fountain, adding perennial plantings throughout the site and a thorough touch-up to the George Mason statue, trellis, and inscriptions.

National Park Service Completes Successful Laser Treatment Test For Removal Of Jefferson Memorial Biofilm

National Park Service staff were satisfied with a test using a laser treatment to remove a "biofilm" that has darkened the dome of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. The test paves the way to ultimately clean the rest of the memorial.

National Park Service Begins Test Of Laser Treatment For Removal Of Jefferson Memorial Biofilm

The National Park Service is preparing to begin a test an experimental laser removal treatment of the biofilm affecting the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, most evident on the dome. The project will clean a test area of 1,000 square feet on the northeast side of the memorial that will allow the National Park Service to evaluate the effectiveness of the technique. The results of this cleaning test will be used to determine how the remainder of the biofilm on the memorial’s dome and pediment might be cleaned.

Great Smoky Mountains Superintendent Gets Temporary Assignment At National Mall

Though the decision reportedly was made several weeks ago, news that Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Cassius Cash was heading to the National Mall and Memorial Parks on a temporary detail came just days after he was criticized for his oversight of a wildfire that blew up into a firestorm last fall.

Order Your Digital Edition Of The Essential Park Guide For Summer 2017

Summer is one of the best seasons in the National Park System. Summer 2017 will be particularly memorable for folks who are able to visit a park on August 21, when a total solar eclipse will darken a swath of the country, from John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Oregon, through Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, and eastward into Congaree National Park in South Carolina.

OIG: National Park Service Didn't Exploit Trump Inauguration Crowd Size

National Park Service personnel did not exploit the size of the crowd at President Donald Trump's inauguration, nor did agency staff discuss with the media a call from the president to acting Park Service Director Mike Reynolds that day, an Interior Department investigation has concluded.

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