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During the month of August, we had 623 visitors. That’s about 20% less than our 5 year average. This week, Washita is partnering with Ancestral Lands, a Native youth corps with the AmeriCorps program.

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The National Park Service (NPS) has formally approved the proposal of the Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California to assume certain Historic Preservation Officer duties on tribal lands in California.

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Want to know what we really do in the National Park Service (NPS)? Take a moment and listen to a National Park Service podcast – A Sense of Place: Stories of Stewardship from the National Park Service This podcast introduces you to the people who take care of America’s parks.

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Frank Torres has been selected as the Nicodemus National Historic Site superintendent. Many of you may remember that from 2010-2014, he was the chief of interpretation at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site. Torres will begin his assignment in September.

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Washita had 655 visitors in July, a 36% decrease in the 5-year average. Many documents relating to Washita Battlefield National Historic Site are online, available to the public. For example, the final Acoustic Monitoring report was just published. Just go to IRMA (Integrated Resource Management Applications) at https://irma. nps.gov/Portal/.

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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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