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After Disrepair and Default, Natural Bridge Becomes State Park


Natural Bridge in Rockbridge, Virginia has finally become the Commonwealth’s newest State Park (Credit: Jeff Saif / Flickr)

The distinct limestone arch known as the Natural Bridge became Virginia’s newest State Park over the weekend. The celebration concludes a tense couple of years for the conservation nonprofit that battled disrepair and default to make it happen.  Jessie Knadler has the story.

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Virginia State Parks’ 80th Anniversary to Coincide with National Parks Centennial


Courtesy Creative Commons/Virginia State Parks

You may have heard it’s the 100th anniversary of the National Parks System. What you may not know is that Virginia’s State parks are celebrating their own anniversary — 80 years. Virginia was the first state to open an entire system, 6 parks, in one day. Mallory Noe-Payne tells the story.


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