National Park Service http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Meeting Wednesday Seeks To Build Support For Designating Cahokia As A National Park http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/meeting-wednesday-seeks-build-support-designating-cahokia-national-park <p>A public meeting will be held Wednesday night at Cahokia Mounds to talk about an initiative to turn <a href="http://cahokiamounds.org/" target="_blank">the State Historic Site</a> into a National Historical Park.</p><p>Ed Weilbacher is with <a href="https://www.heartlandsconservancy.org/who-we-are/values-and-vision/" target="_blank">the HeartLands Conservancy</a>, the group behind the initiative.</p><p>He said most people are surprised Cahokia isn’t a National Park already.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:28:32 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 34546 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Meeting Wednesday Seeks To Build Support For Designating Cahokia As A National Park Political Battle Over Ozark National Park Heats Up http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/political-battle-over-ozark-national-park-heats <p style="margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); margin-bottom: 0.2in; line-height: 15.75pt;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">(Updated at 3:39 p.m., February 20)</strong></em></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:03:30 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 33676 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Political Battle Over Ozark National Park Heats Up Draft Management Plan Released For Ozark National Park http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/draft-management-plan-released-ozark-national-park <p><strong><em>&nbsp;Updated 2:40 p.m. Jan. 22:</em></strong></p><p>The National Park Service is holding the last public meeting on its proposed management plan for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways tonight in Kirkwood. See below for more details.</p><p></p><p><em><strong>Updated 3:10 p.m. and 4:40 p.m.</strong></em> <em><strong>Jan. 7:</strong></em></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:37:00 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin & Véronique LaCapra 31305 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Draft Management Plan Released For Ozark National Park CityArchRiver Project Gets Environmental Okay http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cityarchriver-project-gets-environmental-okay <p>Although it wasn't the "environmentally preferred" alternative of the National Park Service, federal officials have given a thumbs-up to a plan to change the Arch grounds.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 21:05:35 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 26351 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org CityArchRiver Project Gets Environmental Okay Remembering A Milestone: Gateway Arch Construction Completed 47 Years Ago http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/remembering-milestone-gateway-arch-construction-completed-47-years-ago <p>The <a href="http://www.gatewayarch.com/experience/">Gateway Arch in St. Louis</a> is one the country’s most recognizable landmarks.&nbsp; Its construction was completed this month, 47 years ago, in 1965.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:36:26 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5770 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Remembering A Milestone: Gateway Arch Construction Completed 47 Years Ago Stained Arch Just Dirty, Not Dangerous, Report Says http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stained-arch-just-dirty-not-dangerous-report-says <p><em>Will be updated.</em></p><p>The <a href="http://kwmustlouis.wordpress.com/">quintessential symbol of the St. Louis region</a>, the Gateway Arch, has been under special scrutiny lately as rusty stains on its structure caused concerns.</p><p>The National Park Service has released a report from a Chicago engineering firm today saying that the stains are merely cosmetic and that the Arch is "as sound today as the day it was built." (It was completed in 1965 - and for the history lovers out there, <a href="http://kwmustlouis.wordpress.com/past/">here's a gallery of that process</a>).</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:24:19 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Tim Lloyd 4683 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stained Arch Just Dirty, Not Dangerous, Report Says Morning headlines: Monday, September 17, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-september-17-2012 <p><strong>Clemons hearing today in St. Louis courtroom</strong></p><p>The effort to free Reginald Clemons from Missouri's death row goes to a St. Louis courtroom starting today.</p><p>Clemons was one of four men convicted in the 1991 killings of two St. Louis-area sisters, 20-year-old Julie Kerry and 19-year-old Robin Kerry. Both girls, along with their visiting male cousin, were thrown from an abandoned Mississippi River bridge. The cousin, Thomas Cummins, survived.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:20:10 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 4613 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, September 17, 2012 Environmental organizations to National Park Service: protect Ozark rivers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/environmental-organizations-national-park-service-protect-ozark-rivers <p>A statewide coalition of environmental organizations is urging the National Park Service to protect <a href="http://www.nps.gov/ozar/index.htm">Ozark rivers</a>.</p><p>Representatives of the groups were in Washington, D.C., today meeting with the Park Service.</p><p>They submitted more than 4,400 signed petitions asking the federal agency to adopt a strong <a href="http://www.nps.gov/ozar/parkmgmt/general-management-plan-information.htm">management plan</a> for the Current River and its major tributary, the Jacks Fork.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 23:11:20 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4375 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Environmental organizations to National Park Service: protect Ozark rivers Environmentalists urge National Park Service to protect the Current River http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/environmentalists-urge-national-park-service-protect-current-river <p><em>Updated at 6:10 pm to add Congresswoman Emerson&#39;s response.</em></p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 00:14:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2669 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Environmentalists urge National Park Service to protect the Current River Public asked to comment on proposal to replace hundreds of trees near Gateway Arch http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-asked-comment-proposal-replace-hundreds-trees-near-gateway-arch <p>The National Park Service is bracing for the possible loss of more than 900 trees near <a href="http://kwmustlouis.wordpress.com/">the Gateway Arch</a>. That&rsquo;s what could happen if the <a href="http://emeraldashborer.info/">emerald ash borer</a> makes it to the St. Louis area.</p><p>The emerald ash borer has killed <a href="http://extension.missouri.edu/emeraldashborer/about.aspx">millions of ash trees</a> since it was accidentally introduced to the U.S. in the early 1990s.</p> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 20:12:31 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1774 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Public asked to comment on proposal to replace hundreds of trees near Gateway Arch