From MPD:

“National Park Service, Rock Creek Park will be conducting its Deer Management Operation in Rock Creek Park and Glover Archbold Park from Monday, November 30 through Thursday, December 3 from around 4:30PM hours until approximately Midnight. Based on the number of deer, the detail may not last all four days. Read More

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From the National Park Service:

“Since 2013, when the National Park Service began reducing the deer population in Rock Creek Park, the park’s tree seedling density has more than doubled. To continue to protect and restore native plants and promote healthy and diverse forests, Rock Creek Park will conduct deer management operations between Nov. 16, 2020, and March 31, 2021. 

During this period, the NPS plans to reduce deer populations in Rock Creek Park and, for the first time, will include other areas under Rock Creek Park’s management. These areas could include Melvin Hazen Park, Soapstone Valley Park, Pinehurst Parkway, Glover Archbold Park, Battery Kemble Park and Fort Totten Park, among others. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

Have a question for the community about David’s Tent on the National Mall. I live nearby so have seen plenty of concerts, advocacy campaigns, art installations and more take place on the National Mall. Yet David’s Tent has been there for years! And they’ve recently added another small tent (maybe for bathrooms). I’m surprised that a religious organization could have a permanent presence in what’s technically a national public park. Do permits from the National Park Service not have limits?”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

Ed. Note: The alternative is much worse.

From a press release:

“The National Park Service has begun draining the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in order to repair a broken water line, which has affected the water quality of the pool this spring. While it is empty, the pool will also be cleaned. The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool should be refilled and operational again by the week of June 16. Read More

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