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"park service" Discussed on WTOP
"Schedule your free in home estimate. It's one 11. Waterville's in Calvert county had many more zeros than the homeowner expected. So now there's an investigation into those massive bills. I received our bill after Christmas for $16,800. Peters Sinclair is one of several caliber county homeowners who got huge water bills at the end of last year. She spoke with WTO P news partner news for after getting the bill. We didn't know we're going to pay this. The water bills were part of an audit that the county performed during the pandemic to determine if customers were being charged accurately and were charged for what was considered in excess of their allocation. On Tuesday, the county board of commissioners made a motion to pause billing from the audit, reassess and come back with a report. We're going to do our very best to work with you all for whatever period of time it takes to figure out why your usage is make sure you understand where you are. Sets and Miller, WTO P news. 100 years ago, rock creek park, golf course, was one of the premier courses in America. Today, the National Park Service and the group that operates that golf course want your help in breaking it into the 21st century. The goal is to make the golf course at 16th and military roads in northwest more playable, more appealing to today's golfers and also get a handle on the big maintenance backlog it has. Some of the ideas include making the course more appealing to golfers at a variety of skill levels right now, it's pretty challenging. There is also talk of adding a driving range to bring in more revenue. You can see what players want to do with the course in chime in on it online through February 8th. There will also be a virtual meeting with planners that will be held on January the 26th, find out more dot com, Mike Morello, WTO news. Check a sports on the way, it's one 13. When you hear diamonds direct, it's not just a catchy name designed to give the illusion of value. Our name is who we really are. Diamonds direct was started by diamond cutters a quarter of a century ago, and our very core is a commitment to cut out the middleman and deliver extreme value and exquisite diamonds. Today that's more true than ever, with our direct access to diamonds straight from the mines, diamonds that we then cut and polish exquisite diamonds up to
Fresh update on "park service" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"This digital platform run by VA's national cemetery administration is dedicated to the memory of nearly 4.5 million veterans interred at VA's national cemeteries, these grant funded tribal state and territory cemeteries and two U.S. National Park Service cemeteries. The memorial's interactive features allow people to remember veterans by posting tributes and comments, uploading images and sharing our veterans military timeline, achievements by a graphical information, historical documents, and more. Over 45,000 submissions have been made to the existing profile pages since the site was launched. That's the veterans legacy memorial. I'm Mike Richmond. The just because
"park service" Discussed on WTOP
"To building safety codes. The National Park Service is working on design plans, which could be completed next year. His signature saxophone made him the top selling instrumentalist of all time. This Friday, Kenny G plays at Hollywood casino at Charles town races. Well, do white Christmas Jack the halls, flay rides, winter Wonderland. Kenny G says he's played the same saxophone for nearly 50 years. Yeah, we've had this relationship since high school. I think we love each other. I'm pretty sure. Does the saxophone have a name? It doesn't have a name, no? I don't think I've wanted to cross that line. He's still practices three hours every morning. You have the saxophone sitting there with you and are you gonna play anything? I don't know, I mean I will play like. Here are full chat on my podcast beyond the fame. Jason freyle tipping is. The Oxford dictionary is out with its word of the year. It's goblin mode. Have you used that in a sentence recently? Never heard of it until today. It means a type of behavior that is unapologetically self indulgent, lazy or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations. Oxford's president says, given the year we just experienced, goblin mode resonates with everyone feeling overwhelmed. Other words they were considering metaverse and the hashtag I stand with. Last week, Miriam Webster announced that its word of the year for 2022 is gaslighting. All right. Money news at 25 and 55 to Jeff glaber. Debbie the Dow is down 420 points. As one and a quarter percent, the S&P 500 is down 66, the NASDAQ's down, 198 points those are both more than one and a half percent losses. Homes aren't selling as fast, and in the last three months, Redfin says, a
Fresh update on "park service" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"A Mount Vernon teenager who police say stabbed his mother's boyfriend to death last night has been released into her care today and now fairfax county detectives are considering whether it was justifiable homicide. Police say the team called them after stabbing D.C.'s Marcus Roberson about 10 o'clock last night, he said, the 32 year old was assaulting his mom. Three other kids were inside the apartment on January avenue when it happened. They weren't hurt. Mom had injuries, but will be okay so far, no charges have been filed. A homeless encampment in McPherson square houses about 70 people and it's going to be closed soon, about two months sooner than expected. That from The Washington Post, which got a letter from the National Park Service outlining the speedier timetable. The reason cited in the letter include people who work in the homeless area with the homeless in the area feeling increasingly unsafe and an uptick in criminal activity. It is supposed to be closing close down February 15th, just like other encampments like at union station, under the metro overpass and noma, and inside parks around D.C.. You know, there's been an increase in gun violence among young people in our region now D.C. leaders say the city's summer youth employment program may be more important than ever. It pairs thousands of young people with employers which allows them to receive training and guidance. You don't get turned away because you haven't been perfect at school. Mayor muriel Bowser encouraging people between the ages of 14 and 24 to get into the jobs program, which just started accepting applications for this year, citing the rise in gun violence. Bowser said keeping young people occupied is a good way to make sure they stay out of trouble. And letting them earn money is another way to keep them out of trouble. Unique Morris Hughes had D.C.'s department of employment services. You've got to go online at summer jobs D.C. dot gov. Please do not forget that. Nickel and Ellie double TLP news. Money news at 25 and 55 here's Jeff playbox. Wall Street just snapped a 6 day winning streak. The dot down 261 points. The S&P 500 down 53 that's more than 1%. The NASDAQ got 228 points. That was a 2% loss. The Federal Reserve's first rate meeting of the year starts tomorrow. The markets will be waiting to see if the fed thinks a smaller quarter point hike is appropriate on recent reports of cooling inflation, FinTech companies SoFi had record revenue last quarter, the digital bank and lender added 480,000 new customers 5.2 million total, so far approved $9.8 billion
David Schweikert: Biden Has Weaponized Every Level of the Government
"You know that the problem I have with this again being a former federal agent myself I mean I did this exact job description GS 1811 federal investigator It's a different agency but it's the same description but the issue I have with it is there's an opportunity cost to this stuff You know when the FBI spends a lot of its time you know investigating pro lifers On January 6 people some of who were just there at the rally and had nothing to do with any of the illegal behavior And then spends a bunch of time you know four years investigating Donald Trump congressman there's a cost to the foregone opportunity You know miss terrorists you know drugs at the border There's a cost to this It's just not free Well look I do mostly taxes I'm a ways and means God I'm a senior Republican over social security So I do Medicare financing I do taxes I do trade I do the geeky stuff I'm really good at math I'm not necessarily good at screaming at people And well I am So there you go We're a perfect match This is like Oscar and Felix I'm sorry go ahead I didn't mean to interrupt you Yeah In some ways we are the odd couple Think about what's going on and in some ways this goes back to the first day of the Obama administration It was the weaponization of every level of government So you had fun from it works as a park service Well it turns out that person used to be a political appointee and the Obama administration was so brilliant It took all these tens of thousands of political folks and converted them into covered employees So you can't fire them And now we're sitting here a decade later and you're wondering why the Trump administration had so much battle to get the littlest thing done or why every time you turn there's another Republican getting investigated They're getting brutalized
"park service" Discussed on WTOP
"On marble can be troublesome, but National Park Service spokesman Mike litteris says, after one day's work, there's virtually no evidence left of the damage that was placed there. Now there was some luck involved. This marble and this type of paint responded to the treatments better. Andy says Cruz will touch it up again in the morning. Give it one or two more treatments. Just to get any last remaining portions. But it's largely claimed at this point. But based on pictures, they've already tweeted out. It looks really good. John dome in WTO. He knew the monument was vandalized last evening and Indiana man is in custody. When someone threw paint on the Lincoln Memorial back in 2013, it took about two weeks for park service crews to fully clean that up. There was more vandalism this week at another monument along the mall, a wreath had been laid at the Vietnam veterans memorial, along with a name directory there. They were burned in a post on Facebook, the Vietnam veterans memorial fund says it's working with the appropriate authorities, the name directory it says will be replaced as soon as possible. Ten O 6, they were attacks on homeless men that sent shockwaves through the D.C. and New York City areas, and now the D.C. man police say was behind the attacks. Two of them deadly has been indicted by a grand jury. After hearing the facts of the case, a grand jury delivered a 17 count indictment against Gerald Brevard the 30s, the D.C. man accused in 5 attacks on homeless men that launched a nationwide manhunt in March, one of those attacks claimed the life of 54 to Morgan Holmes of D.C.. The indictment included charges for first degree murder in several assault charges. The grand jury also finding the attacks were so heinous that he was charged with aggravated circumstances and also bias related hate crimes because the attacks targeted homeless men. The charges here are only for the D.C. cases Brevard faces life in prison if convicted. Mike Morello WTO news. Still ahead here after traffic and weather, it's a big change in the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation. The Justice Department is allowed to look at classified material again as it investigates former president Trump. We've got analysis from a law professor Jessica Levinson straight ahead, stay
Thousands ordered to flee California wildfire near Yosemite
"More than 6000 residents have been ordered to evacuate a fast moving California wildfire near Yosemite National Park The oak fire broke out Friday and exploded overnight to more than 6000 acres by Saturday morning with 0% containment says Cal fires Natasha felts We had a dangerous rate of spread due to dry winds heavy fuel load She says dead trees killed by bark beetles spread the fire quickly so far at least ten structures have burned and the high heat is making it hard on firefighters Meanwhile the washburn fire that was threatening those giant Sequoia trees in Yosemite is roughly 80% contained says the national park services Kevin Sweeney Not a single giant Sequoia in the mariposa grove was killed during the fire I'm Julie
"park service" Discussed on WTOP
"Day in D.C.. The then 8 year old has been missing for more than 8 years to date. Rudd was last seen on Maryland avenue in northeast to keep her case alive. Activists passed out flyers that have a new time progression photo from D.C. police of what militia might look like now at the age of 16. I want to keep this case alive. I don't want her name to go in vain, whether she's still with us or she may not be. Focus Phil, one of those activists, the flyers being passed out near a 7 11 where kids were coming in to get ices. Their parents could get their kids fingerprinted and have a current picture taken tools that are very helpful if a kid goes missing. In northeast Kyle Cooper WTO news. Double DCP at 1206 Tuesday morning, since the COVID pandemic started cyclists and hikers have had the four and a half mile stretch of beach drive in rock creek park all to themselves as it was closed to traffic. Now the park service is proposing closing the stretch of roadway each summer, but allowing cars the rest of the year. Rock creek park superintendent Julia washburn says the park service is striving to balance, the concerns of nature, drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Adopting the seasonal closure schedule will allow visitors to enjoy the park's recreation and nature opportunities during the summer and will allow the drivers to commute through the park or do scenic driving for the rest of the year. This upper portion of beach drive is currently closed to traffic and under the proposal while it would reopen to traffic in fall winter and spring, it would remain closed
"park service" Discussed on WTOP
"WTO P news. Well, it has been more than 8 years since a little D.C. girl, Alicia Rudd went missing. And today there's a new tool that may help find her. Can't do this flyer, but the new age progression of relationship run. The tool of flyer with an age progression picture from D.C. police of what militia might look like today at the age of 16. It was passed out in northeast on this religious Rudd remembrance day. Activist Henderson long says he's not giving up, but this takes a toll. I think this is like a 6 or 7th annual event. I hate him. The flyers were passed out near a 7 11 where kids were flocking to get cool drinks, they could also get fingerprinted and have a current picture taken critical tools if a kid goes missing. In northeast Kyle Cooper, WTO P news. Deep shive in rock creek park has been a haven for walkers, hikers, and cyclists, as it was closed for traffic once the pandemic began. Now the National Park Service is considering reopening beach drive to traffic 9 months a year, but keeping cars and SUVs out over the summer. The proposal is to allow traffic on beach drive 5 days a week from Labor Day to Memorial Day. It will be given over to bicyclists and pedestrians each summer and on all weekends and holidays. Rock creek park superintendent Julia washburn. It allows for the continuation of commuting during the fall winter spring, and then in the summer when traffic is lighter, it allows for full recreational use. The public's being asked to comment on the proposal until August 11th, a final decision is planned in early fall. Ridiculo, WTO news. Coming up after traffic and weather, new survey from bankrate dot com on what kinds of problems people are running into while traveling. It's 9 O 7. Dad, I need some advice. Mary and I
"park service" Discussed on WTOP
"Of Health and Human Services cites the federal emergency treatment guidelines, saying they preempt state laws that ban abortion without exceptions. A federal judge will not delay next week's trial of Steve Bannon and adviser to former president Trump who faces contempt of Congress charges, he's refused for months to cooperate with the House committee investigating the January 6th insurrection but said over the weekend he's had a change of heart and will testify. The National Park Service may reopen beach drive, but only between Labor Day and Memorial Day. If approved, the road through rock creek park would be restricted to bicyclists and pedestrians in the summer. Stay with WTO P for more on these stories in the moments ahead. Starting today, Amtrak is adding service between D.C. and Virginia. The agency along with the Virginia passenger rail authority held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the expansion of service. It's an honor and a privilege to celebrate the launch of expanded passenger rail service to Roanoke and Norfolk and restored service to Newport News. Chief council of the federal railroad administration, Allison folds. Today an extra train will leave Norfolk and arrive at union station about four and a half hours later, an extra round trip will be added between D.C. and Roanoke and Amtrak is also restoring the daily round trip from Newport News, executive director of the Virginia passenger rail authority DJ statler says this will give writers more flexibility. Making it more frequent. More reliable and more convenient. In Alexandria Acacia James, the WTO P news. Coming up in money news. Now ended the day down a 164 points. What hasn't changed at Costco in 37 years? I'm Jeff gladwell. 5 48. Traffic and weather on the 8s here's Dave Jill dine in the traffic center. If slow on portions of the beltway as you'd expect for this time on a Monday, it is quite slow on the outer loop though from oxen hill toward branch avenue because of a crash before X 7 along the right side. On the north half of the beltway volume delays in north of it on two 70, just brief delays, heading north, passing through Gaithersburg and clarksburg. Crash Chevy Chase on Connecticut avenue reported at east west highway four ten Hanover crash on 100 westbound after the VW Parkway, only one lane getting by westbound on 100. Clear sailing on 50 at the bay bridge in Virginia, three 95 and 95 southbound slow, duke street through Springfield, lorton into wood bridge only brief delays through Stafford county. And on 66 westbound so far, just brief delays, you're not least street and behind fair lakes, so not a bad rush hour westbound on 66. Whether you're moving down the street across the country or around the world, interstate moving has been delivering quality moves, you could trust for over 75 years, visit their website and move it or state dot com. Dave dildine WTO traffic. Now your latest forecast live from storm team four's Mike stennis. And this has been a delightful day for a midsummer. We've had a lot of sunshine today, temperatures have been pleasant and the humidity has been low, but
"park service" Discussed on WJR 760
"Universities Detroit zoo Great Lakes tribes and countless individuals are involved in protecting them So this year we've thrown our name into that protective Canopy and take people out try to educate them What can you do to assist in their managed care going forward And also have a fantastic time they are just adorable little shorebirds very charismatic They sing to you They'll run right past you It's great for kids It's an up close and personal opportunity Yeah they are little things They just kind of just kind of run by you at times And they do funny things that they think you're getting close to their nest they'll kind of lure you away I've actually never seen one of their nests Are they in the sand or in the grasses So they do not in the sand off the shore the National Park Service does such a fantastic job Corning off the area We will not get close to any nest bring your binoculars they are in the sand mixed in with the cobblestone so they're very difficult to visualize even when you're walking looking for them They're very difficult to find That's why they're highly endangered because people will accidentally get near them Just the motion of your presence disturbs them So having this large area blacked off is really fantastic and aids the protection Well I'm sure that the park could use a little support in their protection Is there a website people can go to if they want to help out in some way Three minutes.
"park service" Discussed on WTOP
"Paths for pedestrians it would be one of the most expensive projects in the state so the breaking the project into phases Unfortunately we're still a few years away from securing any sort of money and building any portion of it We do know kind of what we want to build first Groundbreaking for that first phase could come in 2030 Two barges that broke loose on the choppy Potomac river near Harper's ferry this weekend and now secure the National Park Service says a construction barge carrying a caterpillar excavator and other equipment broke loose on Saturday night a second smaller construction barge broke away yesterday in floodwaters Charles town resident Jessica stover saw one of those barges gets stuck in the river There was two mounds of debris like trees and stuff And I hit the first pile of debris and it turned sideways and then got stuck between the two piles National Park Service says both barges are now secured near clam near dams in the harpers ferry area and contractors are keeping an eye on them to make sure that they stay in place Fish will say they should be able to pull them to shore once the water level retreats Three members of a fairfax county gang will be heading to jail for life Pete Lee make that Peter Lee and Yang yu both from fairfax and in their 20s along with Joseph lamborne of California have been found guilty of a 2019 revenge killing prosecutors say the three kidnapped Brandon white at a shopping mall in fairfax county drove him to a wooded area in Richmond and shot and stabbed him to death The victim had testified against other gang members and an assault case two months before he was killed All three men were also convicted on racketeering and drug trafficking charges They faced mandatory life in prison when they are sentenced coming up this fall in September Well coming up after traffic and weather on WTO what weary investors should be pondering during this tumultuous time for the stock market we'll talk to CBS's Jill schlesinger It's one O 7 now.
"park service" Discussed on WTOP
"Match is broke out between the large group of abortion rights activists and those who support overturning the case And we want to encourage the justices let them know that there are people from across the political religious ideological spectrum supporting this decision Activists showed conviction whatever their stance I just can't sit by and watch this happen 'cause I'm fighting for every woman to be able to fight for their own future All human beings deserve equal protection from violence and we need to make sure the law reflects them Add the Supreme Court Luke Luke or WTO P news Two construction barges that got loose on the Potomac river this weekend have been secured the National Park Service says a large barge with construction equipment broke loose Saturday evening and then a second smaller barge broke loose earlier today Videos posted on Facebook showed a barge piled up with construction equipment and tree branches flowing down on the choppy white water Charlestown resident Jessica stove saw the posting she went to a boat ramp about a mile north of Harper's ferry to watch There were police on the other side of the river Kind of like following it like keeping an eye on it Because I know that they were concerned about the bridges Right As those barges floated down the Potomac there were concerns they would impact nearby bridges But the National Park Service as they are now secured in different dams upstream from harpers ferry Water levels in the Potomac are higher than usual after a very wet weekend 18 year old Michael Arthur of dumfries was shot to death early this morning in an apartment complex parking lot in Gainesville Prince William county police say Arthur was shot following a dispute and an acquaintance of Arthur brought him to the hospital where he later died The shooting scene is at the Somerset point apartments in the 14,000 block of damning drive two cars were struck by gunfire as well A barn filled with animals went up in flames and Prince William county early this morning It was first called in as a house fire by a passerby and Lee highway and Gainesville but when Prince William county fire and rescue arrived they realized it was a barn that was burning The firefighters also quickly learned that animals were inside but sadly they couldn't knock down the flames in time to save them In all 500 chickens and ducks for dogs and three pigs died in that fire and the barn was completely destroyed While the fire marshal's office isn't exactly saying what caused the fire they are calling it accidental Mike Morello WTO P news A Maryland dentist has pleaded guilty and a healthcare scheme that included fraudulently getting money from people on Medicaid A dentist from Silver Spring pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and healthcare fraud 70 year old Edward buford the third is ordered to pay more than $1.2 million in restitution to his victims According to the U.S. state's attorney's office for the district of Maryland buford and his co-conspirator paid cash bribes to Medicaid beneficiaries to receive dental services at his D.C. dental clinic the arrangement went on for 5 years starting in January of 2013 Medicaid lost more than $1.2 million in dentures that went undelivered to patients In addition to the.
"park service" Discussed on WTOP
"The national zoo mourning the loss of 25 American flamingos and one northern pintail duck They were all killed by a wild fox Zoo officials say it happened yesterday in the early morning hours When staff arrived they discovered the dead flamingos and saw a fox in the zoo's outdoor flamingo yards The fox escaped the flock originally had 74 flamingos The remaining ones were removed indoors to their barn and the ducks to a covered secure outdoor space Zeus has this is a heartbreaking loss and everyone who cares about their animals The National Park Service has removed an aggressive horse from assateague island the park says delegates pride otherwise known as chip has become increasingly aggressive toward park visitors and staff when pursuing human food or when park staff tried to redirect him or his band away from crowded visitors areas such as campgrounds and parking lots Since 2017 the horse has been involved in more than half of all the incidents that have resulted in injury to visitors Chip is headed to a wildlife sanctuary in Texas A Maryland man is facing ten years to life in prison For selling marijuana his trial is now underway Marijuana can be bought in gifting shops in D.C. legally grown and possessed in Virginia and obtained at medical dispensaries in Maryland but 27 year old Jonathan wal faces ten years to life in prison if convicted on federal charges he's facing this week Specifically he has alleged to have shipped thousands of pounds of marijuana from California to Maryland Sam reisman with law 360 says the trial is unusual when juxtaposed to liberalized marijuana laws in the states I think it's significant because you don't hear very much about federal prosecutors going after cannabis crimes anymore.
"park service" Discussed on Mentors for Military Podcast
"Then that's a big plus, right? Where you kind of have a sense of like, here's this other thing. Maybe they don't want to try. Or if you were working before you came in on actually duty, exactly, right? You had this other kind of professional adult experiences that you can kind of give you a sense of like maybe I want to do that or I want to do something like that. Those men and women, there's a huge huge advantage. And then the other, I think, is education. But if you combat arms, yeah, exactly. However, great gate guard. I figured I was going to be like the senior gate guy. Security police officer. Stuff like that. It's typically what they end up going at you anyway. They got a great program in the army where the 6 months internship for companies. Oh, they just started that. Which I knew a dude was actually on the podcast to talk about that program. And he actually went to work for a brewery. And got the brew beer and everything and chilling such. But not everybody knows about this program. Not everybody gets introduced to those. Yeah. You know? But that's a great program where you can kind of mix the divide too. I'm sorry to get back to what you were saying. No, no, no. No, that's good. Yeah, that's interesting. It's interesting because I've been out long enough where I kind of like some of the stuff new to me. Education is the other side of some guys, but yeah. Some people get out and they want to kind of stay near the military. Some people get out and they do a one 80. Yeah. I wonder if they would do something. Me too. I was like, I did that. I don't want to just kind of hover around it. I want to do something just totally different. Yeah. And so education is a really good path where it's like, you're going to hit the reset button like super hard education. And for me, the post 9 11 GI Bill, that's awesome tool. That vehicles outstanding in terms of just being having a lot of flexibility is a lot of things you can do with it. I went and did a master's with it. Because I felt like what I had done in the military, like I kind of dead end myself on a few things. I want to do something different. I didn't have a way to get there. I didn't have a bridge. And to me, education is kind of the bridge if you want to hit reset or if you want to like, man, I'm over here. I'm going to go way over there. Really thought about it that way. You know, to really do the reset. I wondered if you get back into it and you may get more frustrated because of maybe you're older. You're walking into older if you're working on undergrad, not masters program, because masters you may, but still, some kids go right out of undergrad right into a master's program. But you're more than likely older, more senior, certainly have lived probably three lifetimes in 18 months, three years, whatever it has been. And you're walking in the door with a group of individuals that have a very different mindset. So I would think that that could be more challenging than let me work my noodle and make it stress myself out in a different way and stuff through school, but you found a cathartic. Yeah. Well, just a few things like, well, I think one is like, most colleges like whatever, you know, I think guys are some people are maybe afraid of education, right? It's just like, hey, I'm not smart enough or something like that. I'm not out of school person. I'm a yeah. But I think most colleges, like, as a veteran, they want you. Oh, they do and they have programs out there now. Yeah. Yeah. And that was always like, you were in terms of being competitive. I mean, you could do just shoot for the moon. And like most schools are great. Hell yeah. Yeah. I think that's even in our university system. Veterans are highly regarded. And then beat in school. Yeah, I felt like I didn't fit in very well. I was going to say I just didn't man. I was like, I made some friends and stuff, but it was there was a void there. You know, there was a chasm. So you took that out of the equation, but what you're seeing is for somebody who's transitioning, especially has been combat and everything else, education is a way to immerse yourself and use your brain in a very different way. But it's not necessarily for the relationship part of it. It's not for the part, but what you're saying is, because that's what I was thinking. Yeah, yeah. I wasn't. I wasn't very good at networking. I could imagine. Yeah, but I'm a social person. I think I'm not a total recluse or anything. It was really about the academic side of it. And the skills on the where'd you get your masters in that? So the environmental field, and I knew that. I'm kind of like a secret tree hugger. One secret, I'm very, so I was like I said, I had that experience before the military as a climbing ranger and Olympic national park. Like climbing and doing mountaineering and getting paid for it where I just had this connection of the parks. And so it wasn't accident and I ended up back in the National Park Service. Yeah..
California Wildfires Threaten Giant Sequoias
"In a pair of wildfires. In california's sierra nevada mountains are threatening some of the largest trees on earth. The trees known as giant sequoias grow in sequoia national park within the rugged mountains. Firefighters are aggressively attacking the fires to help suppress them. The trees which can reach heights of three hundred feet have already been hit hard by fires. In recent years the national park service says somewhere between seventy five hundred and just over ten thousand mature giant sequoias were destroyed in the last year alone.
Biden Nominates First Native American to Lead National Parks Service
"Park Service could be led by a native American. NPR's Nathan Rott reports. The Biden administration has nominated Charles Sam's a member of the Confederated Tribes of the U. Mattila Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. The National Park Service hasn't had a full time director since the Obama administration. Biden's nomination of Charles Sam's who's worked on conservation issues for decades could soon change that. The nomination comes at a crucial time for the park service. Despite some recent injections of funding, the park system is running a massive deferred maintenance deficit. At the same time, it's struggling with overcrowding and some of its most popular parks. A rapidly changing climate and long standing criticism for a lack of diversity within its ranks. The nomination of Sam's is subject to Senate confirmation. Nathan
Sean Feucht's Talks About His 'Let Us Worship' Event on the National Mall for 9/11
"I wanna talk about nine eleven. Because you and i have been talking. I mean this was your idea. And you got the national mall in dc for the twentieth anniversary of nine eleven. And you and i were talking about. Wow it's twenty years and we're going to be on the national mall and I came up with this idea. Twenty years one nation twenty years and suddenly now afghanistan has happened. And do you d-. Do you have an idea of what what is going to be happening on september eleventh on the mauling. I will bite and even allow along haired to to play his guitar. What's gonna happen well. Thankfully we have a permit From the national park service which controls that property. It might be the only permit. Eric of its kind. That's been issued this year. This is a really big deal Especially in this day especially now especially with the fall of afghanistan especially now that we're coming up on the twenty year anniversary munich so meaningful. It feels what god we. We didn't actually request these dates. These are the only ones they gave us. And so i feel like this is a total divine thing from god that we're supposed to do this. I feel like that you know we have two nights. We have the eleventh and the twelfth on the twelfth. We're gonna do our our our normal blowout lettuce worship going after revival but on the eleventh. I feel that we're called to really steward this moment. You know twenty years since nine eleven the event that changed all of our lives forever The the the the event that launched the war on terror. Obviously we're sitting here. Twenty years after that in afghanistan philly like was failure But yet at the same time so many people have given their lives have laid down their lives for for against terror in america to keep us safe and so we want to honor them. We want honor first responders a but we also wanna pray for the persecuted church. We also want to lift up our prayer for people all around the world. That are in distress right
"park service" Discussed on MeatEater Podcast
"We got everyone did well. They're wrong. listen. Here's why i thought it was going to be one of those gotcha questions. It'd be walla kind of embarrassed. And now that i see us going for our i wanted it so bad to be wall is a great story about it is when it was founded the founders originally just going to call it just going to call it ducks it was going to be an international organization and one of the other founders pointing out to him that well this would be limited. This would be categorized as a limited corporation canada so can would refer to it as ducks limited in founders. Quote was damaged. We don't want limited ducks so the solution then was to name it ducks but that has never pay so it's now ducks unlimited limited. I if you dug out in the paperwork of what canadians refer to it. As i'm guessing that's what it'd be doors. Limited limited comma limited. So that then like imagine. Spawn trout to give that name in white tails. Sure everyone else. So that's how it started staying canadians. Cal you're into this. aren't you meters. Fill as a lot of people in the room. I don't think i would have had space to set it up. Turn mine up. You can got question to the categories public lands. Which state has the most national parks you by size by number the number of them on a number of national parks. Hold on a minute man. Are you talking about like like what about like gettysburg or something like what what the national park service would identify as a national but this is not is not square. Miles is not sensitive. Land the number of them. Okay there are and it is a close race at the top. I will give you that hint. Because i think these smallest national park on register is is less than a square mile of land. I believe that. I think so. That is not the question now. The question people know there's really big little parts dining ravage state has the most. I don't think i have it right. What's your fear. Do you think he did. You go the obvious or not obvious one on this one. 'cause i'm thinking about something that's probably wrong. Word yourself into a pretzel. I'm ready to tell everyone. Have an answer begrudgingly. Reveal your answers. The only person who got it right. It's.
"park service" Discussed on The RV Podcast
"Now why anybody would want to hike in such conditions is beyond me. It's crazy but people do when they have to be rescued and the national park service. People posted that photo because they wanted people to know that. Not only are hikers endanger. But they put these rescuers endanger who have heavy packs and a rushing to get there and help somebody and so you know there are advice was in really extreme heat. Don't hike or if you do don't go. Don't go very far very far from your air conditioned car just a few minutes. Yeah don't take chances that risk other people's lives as well as your own end your friends companions who you're with and just a hats off to all of the emergency crews and the medical personnel at all of our national parks. They have been really stressed this year with so many people. So many rescues helicopter rescues people trying to go down the grand canyon when it's one hundred and fifteen degrees and it's just insane out there and i think don't you think a lot of this is because of all these new campers. Oh yeah and people who there. They may in good shape. You know but they don't know the outdoors they haven't thought through everything and they might be from another part of the country and just don't realize what whether it's like another places even though they think it's not that hot it really is or the humidity altitude altitude and and they're not familiar with that. I mean there are a lot of newbies out there and that's that's part of the problem so This be smart. Do some research think about it before you take any chances for yourself and for those who would have to come and rescue you. We have lost another popular. Boone docking.
California Wildfires Have Decimated the Giant Sequoia
"Wave comes amid a drought has dried up vegetation, increasing fire danger. There have been a number of small wildfires around California this week. But thus far, the state has avoided the kind of fierce gusts of wind that drove last year's devastating blazes. Last year's sq. FT. Complex fire in the Southern Sierras scorched more than 176,000 acres and giant Sequoia National Monument and the adjacent Sequoia National Park and now report compiled by National Park Scientists indicates far more of the iconic redwoods may have been killed. Than previously five. Some 30 to 40% of all the giant sequoias within the fires, footprint or incinerated by the severity of the flames. Researches explained that the intensity of their fire was brought on by drought conditions, fire prone undergrowth and a legacy of fire suppression together with climate warming, stressing the entire ecosystem. Ecuadorian files. This report from Fresno. The devastating castle fire in the southern Sierra Nevada last year may have killed between 31% and 42% of all the large giant sequoias in the footprint of that blaze. National Park Service report says that translates into a stunning loss of somewhere between 7500 and 10,600 large giant sequoia trees that are more than four ft. In diameter. That's 10 to 14% of the entire population across their rank along the western slope of the Sierras.
"park service" Discussed on WTOP
"That project didn't get support from Maryland and Virginia. One of the ways to try to reduce reduce congestion on 2 70 is actually being tested this morning. You'll see it on the on ramp to to 70 southbound from Maryland 1 18 Germantown Road. The new ramp metering system is being tested there. The goal is to help cars merge onto to 70. When you come down the ramp, you'll see a warning sign with flashing lights saying, be ready to stop at the stop line. When that signal turns green emerge onto to 70 you've seen and used ramp metering in Virginia, the State Highway Administration says. This is the first time that ramp metering is being used in Maryland. The alloy can stain double U T L P News Now, if you drive in Virginia got to listen up here because the new law there is aimed at making roads safer and it's about to go into effect July 1st. That's when drivers across the Commonwealth will be required to switch lanes if they can't maintain at least three FT of distance when passing cyclists. Both D C and Maryland have similar rules. Back in Virginia. The new law even calls for motorists to cross over double yellow lines when safe to do so, to make way for them, and for cyclists, you'll be allowed to write in pairs side by side in a single lane, Matt Small w. T o P News national parks have seen record numbers of visitors during the pandemic. And the Park Service is looking for your input on how it can improve one of the district's largest parks. The service will be rehabbing a part of Anacostia Park in Southeast D. C. They will focus on a portion of the park that stretches from the 11th Street Bridge to the railroad bridge, just north of Pennsylvania Avenue. They want to enhance the experience of visitors and provide more recreation but also focus on protecting the natural environment of the park. NPS will hold a virtual public meeting on June 29th,.
Study: California Fire Killed 10% of World’s Redwood Trees
"Scientists have been assessing the losses from converging wildfires that tore through sequoia national park last August researchers say the numbers are preliminary but in a draft copy obtained by the by silly at times delta scientists with the National Park Service say at least a tenth of the world's mature giant sequoias were destroyed in a single wildfire that tore through the southern Sierra Nevada mountains last year using satellite imagery in modeling from previous fires researchers determined that between seventy five hundred and ten thousand sequoias perished in the fire lead author Christie bring them says the figures are mind blowing pointing out that the trees have lived for thousands of years and I've already survived dozens of wildfires next week teams of scientists plan to hike to the gross that experience the worst damage sequoias require wildfires to burst their pine cones to reproduce but scientists worry that fire suppression longer droughts and climate change are making wildfires harder for the ancient trees to survive I'm Jennifer king
Portsmouth Village Under Threat From Hurricanes and Rising Seas
"Portsmouth village on an island off. The coast of north carolina was once a thriving shipping town. Today nobody lives there but building such as a wooden church a post office a school and clapboard houses remain and they offer a glimpse into life more than a century ago but as the climate changes rising seas and more extreme storms threatened to destroy these historic landmarks twenty nineteen hurricane. Dorian was absolutely devastating. Every single historic structure in portsmouth village was damaged and heavily impacted by the storm. That's jeff west superintendent of cape lookout national seashore which includes the island. He says that after the storm the national park service demolished two buildings that would have been expensive to repair and highly vulnerable to future damage. He says it was a difficult decision. You lose his st. You'll lose a sense of where you've been and where you came from when this stuff disappears. So the national park service answer to preserve as much of the historic village as possible for as long as it's practical but as waters rise and damaging. Wade's crash ashore. It gets harder all the time.
Barrier Island Prepares for More Sea-Level Rise, Worsening Storms
"Teague island is known for its beaches hiking birdwatching and wild horses the uninhabited island off of maryland. And virginia's coast drew almost two and a half million visitors last year but acid sands are shifting underfoot when a storm hits. Strong winds and waves can carve inlets into the island and change the shape of beaches and storm. Surges can wash sand from the ocean side beach farther inland so over time. The island shifts. The northern portion of the island has moved about a half mile to the west in about the last forty years. Hugh hawthorne is superintendent of acid island national seashore. He says some movement is normal but as sees rise and storms get more intense. The rate of change is speeding up so the park service is working to adapt. Its facilities is now making restrooms and lifeguard towers portable so they can be moved to new locations as the island shifts. And hawthorne's says the park. Service plans to relocate. Its oceanside campground farther west. The island may change the way we manage. It may change but we expect acetate island national seashore to be here for a time.
Work begins on Washington DC Park Trail pedestrian bridge
"And freight. The 10 Year plan promises to take a million trucks a year off area roadways that Kristi King W. T o P News. We've learned that long anticipated work on the Rock Creek Park Trail and construction of a new pedestrian bridge will begin tomorrow d dot and the park service is working are working together to improve the four mile long trail workers. They're gonna build a 110 ft Long pedestrian bridge south of the existing beach Drive tunnel near the zoo, bikers and
Wind, rain and cold threaten Washington DC’s cherry blossoms
"Some good news to share. The wind gust did not cut short. The peak bloom show for the cherry blossoms along the mall. But now the concern shifts to whether in a few days, few petals here in there, they're off trees. But Mike letters to the National Park Service says the blooms fared very well and they're still healthy Flowers. Overall, they do weekend as the days go on, though, and starting Wednesday There could be more rain in the forecast and wind gusts on Thursday. High winds heavy rain, Anything that's like a shake them or jargon. Loot is a concern. Also not good If we get sub freezing temperatures that can kill the blossoms and Thursday night we're expecting a low around 30 degrees, though he says normally is 27 degrees or below in the flowers take the biggest hit. Mike Murillo. W T o P
Cherry Blossom Trees in Washington DC Reach Peak Bloom Early Amid Warm Temps
"Has arrived for the cherry blossoms and because of the weather, it actually came early, and changes in the weather could also impact. How long the cherry blossom stick around. It certainly did rush through the last stage Mike Literacy with the National Park Service as that's due to the mild temperatures. We've had fact we did the last three stages in only six days, but any bad weather could be problem. Matic. We want to avoid high winds. We want to avoid heavy rains. We saw winded 2017 take out the flowers that year but literally says freezes that here also weaken them. That's not the case this time around those petals. Those blossoms are brand new. They're strong. Is there going to be and you know they may be able to withstand some wind or some rain, so hopefully there's more time for you to see them. Mike Murillo w T. O P News Police in
Melvin Hazen Helped Segregate Washington DC, And Got A Park In His Name
"Eighty years ago. Any washingtonian would have likely known. The name melvin. Hazen he was the city's defacto mayor before residents were allowed to elect their own leaders now neighbors and officials are calling for hazings name to be removed from local park. Wmu's jacob fenced-in explains why if you've never heard the name. Melvin hazen you're not alone melvyn hayes and was is coretec. Watch hikes to my along. Trail named for mr hazen three times a week with her dog but never knew who was named four or why not. I mean it's got the creek right beside it. The trail crisscrossing. Melvin creek winding valley under a canopy of beach and tulip trees at leads from rock creek. Park up to connecticut avenue. Recently neighbors have begun to learn about the man behind the name basically thanks to him that or free. Upper northwest is as white as it is. Monmouth is a local advisory neighborhood commissioner. She says he's in policies when he ran. The city in the nineteen thirties were racist. He worked to bulldoze one of the only black communities west of rock creek that legacy of segregation is visible to this day word. Three where melvin. Park is located his just seven percent black given the ugly history. Is this really. We want to memorialize answer no in november nemeth and the anc called on the national park service which owns the park to rename it dc congresswoman. Eleanor holmes norton made the same request. It's the latest effort to scrub the city. In the country of names and monuments with racist legacies the scrutiny on hazing is due in part to research done by local historian and writer neil flanagan. It's a story that explains a lot about why. Dc looks the way it does you know why on one side of rock creek park and why qabala live on the other during seasons fifty year career in dc. He went from an axeman clearing land to make way for streets to district. Surveyor president of the board of supervisors
Washington DC cherry blossoms reach peak bloom early after unseasonably warm weather
"One of the most anticipated days of the year in Washington. The day the cherry blossoms that the title basic reach peak bloom yesterday they hit Stage five Today. Peak Bloom That warm whether we have last week let the blossoms race from stage four to stage six and four days. The park Service is asking you to please stay away from the title basin to avoid the spread of covert 19 and look at the blossom camp instead.
Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC
"Well, how about some pleasant news? The cherry blossom several each peak bloom that word today from the National Park Service, the above average temperatures last week's bed them through the final stages of the blossom cycle. But authorities continue to warn that if too many visitors crowd the tidal basin I'll be forced to close the area for all the latest on the blossoms Go to the W T o p
Washington DC's cherry blossoms reach peak bloom around the Tidal Basin
"The cherry blossoms have reach peak bloom that word today from the National Park Service above average temperatures last week's bet us through the final stages of the blossom cycle. But authorities are still warning that if too many visitors crowd the tidal basin, they'll be forced to close that area despite encouragement to admire the blossoms from afar during the pandemic. A lot of people spent yesterday at the tidal Basin to see D C s first official sign of spring on a
National Park Service Requests You Don't Visit Washington DC's Famous Cherry Blossoms
"Cherry blossoms are blooming in the tidal basin. They look gorgeous of the National Park Service. Just want you to take my word for it. It's natural to want to get outside, enjoy the warm air and headed to D. C to check out the cherry blossoms. But due to the pandemic, the National Park Service is Please don't come. Most years. It would be the absolutely perfect place to spend an afternoon but not this year. Things get too crowded. They're going to send everybody
Park Service warns about Cherry Blossom crowds on the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.
"Blossoms is next week. But with the pandemic, there's concern that big crowds could gather. And there are some crowds gathering there this morning public access maybe cut off. If too many people go there. Crowd sizes will be monitored closely around the tidal basin in the National Park Service is warning it could be shut down two people driving or walking through there. If too many people show up. The scenario exists where if everyone follows the suggestion and pays attention and stays away that we won't have to close it. Mike Literacy is a spokesman for the National Park Service. They saw what we saw last year. We expect that those crowds could be reached before people in arrives. If they have to close things once, then things will stay closed. Even during the normally less crowded hours. We looked at the possibility of whether we could open it in the morning and the evening, but ultimately, if you do that, you just move those large crowds to those times. John Doman
"park service" Discussed on WTOP
"Two weeks from today. On February 16th. We'll start with four weeks of non competitive false sports, followed by a 14 week competitive spring season. The spring Sports will start March 15th with three weeks of practice and tryouts, and at the seven weeks of competition plus postseason. And Randall County Public schools began a hybrid athletics program in the fall, but stopped it in early November as covert rate spiked. Starting tonight, you should wear a face covering at any national park, including many of the memorials here in D. C. When you go to the National Mall, the stretch your legs, you may have to wear a mask in a statement, the National Park Service did say Mass are only required outside when visitors are unable to physically distance. The new measure includes many sites around D C, like the Jefferson Memorial and great Falls National Park, You will have to wear a mask at any historic home or building owned by the service. This comes after President Biden's executive order requiring masks on all federal lands. Look, look at the beauty of the news of those who have already contracted the cove in 19 virus might not need a complete vaccination. A study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine looked up a group of health care workers in their study looked at them and found that those who already had the virus and received a dose of vaccine had much Higher antibody responses. The study, which still needs to be Piri viewed could be an answer to solving concerns about low vaccine supply. Coming up in money news, a disappointing earnings report for a restaurant chain and stocks fall for a video game company 9 23 Right now,.
"park service" Discussed on WTOP
"Great Falls, National Park Service worker tells w t o p. The sightings continued this past week and the number of visitors to the chest Peak in Ohio Canal National Historical Park is definitely up. The Washington Post reports. The bird is commonly seen in Florida and other parts of the South but rarely in Maryland, and that it may have ventured further north because of climate change. John Aaron w T o p News 2 23 into rough job, but somebody's got to do it. Murphy the Cavalier King Charles spaniel, has been elected the new honorary mayor for the town of Fort Haven, for Mont Murphy, taking over for his predecessor, Lincoln, the Goat. The idea of electing animals as the town's mayor was to raise money for community projects. Lincoln Goat bring in $10,000 during his tenure and Murphy the dog raising already $20,000. Everything's like merchandise sales. Here's the kicker. The current mayor, Murphy isn't allowed in the town's park because the sign reads. No dogs allowed. Well, you can expect that Murphy is going to take that up with City Council, according to the Rutland Herald, and his owner says that about him Just ahead on w T o p and money northeast Syria Homebuyers are heading to the beach. I'm Jeff Play ball to 25 Jonathan Cotton at the Good Feed store and you've heard me talk about how I love my good feed arch support so much that I bought the store. Well, it's true. I never had a product transform my life like good feed, Arch supports, But listen now to what some of your neighbors right here in the D C area are saying Robert says. I have had a hard time moving around, do the lower back problems for the first time in six years I ran around the store, Maria says, for the first time in forever Was able to work most of the day on my feet without pain. I love these, Michael writes. I waited too long. The results of how much better I feel in such a short time is a blessing. Chrissy says..
"park service" Discussed on 710 WOR
"W O R an I Heart radio station and we've got 37 degrees at two o'clock that afternoon. I'm Jeff McKinney. Congressional Democrats will tomorrow debate a resolution calling on vice president Pence in the Cabinet to invoke the 25th amendment as a means of removing President Trump. Democrats say if the president's not removed, they will impeach him for incitement of insurrection as a response to last week's riot at the U. S. Capitol. ABC Legal Affairs contributor Dan Abrams has more well, There's no question that it's impeachable. The question is, will they be able to impeach and convict and I think one of the things to focus on is not just a smudge exactly what led up to the riot in this sort of hours beforehand, which will certainly be the focus, But what about the weeks beforehand? An FBI bulletin obtained by ABC News has information that a group is calling for storming state, local and federal courthouses. If the president's removed prior to Inauguration day, the National Park Service is suspended Tours of the Washington monument there. January 24th. Ryan Clark. ABC News dance More now on the violence that's apparently being planned for coming day starting this week and running through at least Inauguration Day and FBI bulletin obtained by ABC News said Armed protests are being planned in all 50 state capitals and at the U. S. Capitol. In addition, Theo FBI has received information in recent days about unidentified group calling for storming state, local and federal courthouses and administrative buildings. In the event. President Trump is removed prior to Inauguration Day, The FBI bulletin said the same girl Hope is planning to storm government offices in every state on January. 20th Aaron Carter SKI ABC News New York Governor Cuomo giving his state of the state address today, noting he was speaking from the Capitol Building war room. As we continue the war on Corona virus, it honors the unknown.