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ago, Roger Mills County citizens had the opportunity to protest a building permit for a cellular tower in Township 12N. Unfamiliar with that location and its relationship to the Battle of the Washita in Township 13N, the park was concerned about the effect the tower would have on the viewshed of the Washita.

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The National Park Service (NPS) has the challenge and responsibility of protecting many resources. For the Branch of Structure Fire, these resources include 27,000 structures, many of which are historic, and the largest system of museums in the world holding more than 100 million objects, artifacts & archives. Effective structural fire management is essential to the protection of human life, property, and irreplaceable cultural resources.

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Washita had 584 visitors in June. The five previous years averaged 1,046 visitors. Recently, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) welcomed their new president and chief executive officer, Stephanie Meeks. From the SCA website, the SCA “conserves lands and transforms lives by empowering young people of all backgrounds to plan, act, and lead while they protect and restore our natural and cultural resources.

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Several months ago, the National Park Trust announced the addition of 145 acres to the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. From their website, “the National Park Trust is the only land trust with a comprehensive mission of protecting national parks through land acquisition. Find out more at www. parktrust.org.”

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After an 11-year absence, the National Park Service announced the return of Independence Day fireworks to Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

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Yes, we are open. Open for visitors and open to ideas. Although we are congressionally legislated to promote the understanding of the attack at the Washita, how can we provide services and programming that follows this mandate while supporting the needs of our community?

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Western National Parks Association (WNPA) is working with National Park Service sites that have WNPA stores to donate food to local food banks, schools, hospitals, and families.

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As the NPS (Washita Battlefield National Historic Site) begins the process to reopen your national park sites, NPS leaders are consulting with the Office of Public Health (OPH).

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Although the Visitor Center is closed, 1,644 vehicles crossed the parking lot counter at the Overlook! People are using Washita’s trail to learn, exercise, and remove cabin fever! Do you still have some “safer-at-home” time on your hands and want to do something meaningful? Welcome to the National Park Service’s (NPS) Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) program!

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The NPS has cataloged approximately 117,957,802 million artifacts, archives, and objects. Collections include items ranging from historic furnishings in the home of John Adams to flags that flew over Fort Sumter, Thomas Edison’s handwritten invention notes, botanical specimens from Yosemite, and archaeological items from Washita. Protecting these items for future generations is the core mission of the NPS.

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