Monday, December 11, 2017

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National Park Week

National Park Week 2011 will be held from April 16 to 24. During this week, all parks that charge entrance fees will waive them. The week begins with a day (April 16) dedicated to volunteerism. The penultimate day of the week, April 23, is Junior Ranger Day. Parks around the country will hold events during National Park Week, the theme of which is Healthy Parks, Healthy People. For example, on Sunday, April 17, Valley Forge National Historical Park (Pa.) will hold the sixth annual Valley Forge Revolutionary Five-Mile Run, accompanied by a one-mile youth fun run. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (N.Y.), home of Theodore Roosevelt, will host its first U.S. naturalization ceremony on Monday, April 18 for 50 new citizens. At Mammoth Cave National Park (Ky.), free tours of Mammoth Passage will be offered throughout National Park Week. April 16 is a backcountry trail workday at Mammoth Cave, and volunteers are needed, while on Junior Ranger Day, the park will offer nature hikes and special programs (on subjects including art, music, and outdoor skills) for families and young children.

Residence Moving Away From Cape Elizabeth

Cape Elizabeth's population on April 1, 2010 was 9,015. This compares to 9,068 on April 1, 2000.

The Census Bureau released Maine 2010 results on March 24, 2011. Town Manager Michael McGovern said the population total for Cape Elizabeth is higher than anticipated, but that the difference would not impact how the Town delivers services.

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Love Under a Lighthouse

National Park Service Oil Spill Response

In April 2010, the National Park Service was an integral part of the immediate federal response to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Today, we continue working on the recovery with our partners – the U.S. Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Response

Immediately after the explosion, the National Park Service deployed incident management personnel to prepare for and respond to oil impacts along the Gulf Coast. More than 600 employees from 120 parks and regional and national offices across the country stepped up to help.

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