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The Pea Ridge National Military Park Foundation is making progress into the past by helping to protect and promote the History of the Battle of Pea Ridge. The Pea Ridge National Military Park Foundation, formed in 1994, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to help educate the public, provide Park improvements (beyond what the Park’s budget allows), and support the activities of the Pea Ridge National Military Park.

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Pea Ridge National Military Park News Release

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior Pea Ridge
National Military Park

15930 Highway 62
Garfield, AR 72732

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Pea Ridge National Military Park News Release

December 8, 2014
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Kevin Eads (479) 451-8122 x 239

Open House at Pea Ridge National Military Park Announced for the Highway 62 Mitigations Project and Environmental Assessment

Superintendent Brenda M. Waters has announced an Open House for the public to discuss the Highway 62 Mitigations project and Environmental Assessment (Hwy/EA) for Pea Ridge National Military Park that is currently available for public review.

“The purpose of this mitigation project is to identify a safe and convenient access road and parking for our visitors at key features within the park, while at the same time protecting and preserving the cultural and natural resources. As a result of the relocation of Highway 62, a new access and improved circulation to the park is being proposed that will provide visitors additional opportunities to learn about the Civil War battle that occurred here,” said Superintendent Waters.

The public is invited to attend an Open House to learn more about the proposed new access and improved circulation in the park. It will be held on Friday, December 19, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pea Ridge National Military Park Visitor Center, which is located at 15930 E Hwy 62 in Garfield, AR.

An electronic copy of the Highway 62 Mitigations Environmental Assessment is available for public review and can be accessed by going to our Planning, Environment and Public Comment website located at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=46500. In addition, a hard copy of the document is available at the Pea Ridge Library, 161 East Pickens Road, Pea Ridge, AR, and at the park’s Visitor Center.

The public review period for this project will close on Sunday, January 4, 2015. The public’s participation in the development of this project is desired and will be greatly appreciated.

Pea Ridge National Military Park preserves the site of and commemorates the March 1862 Civil War battle that helped Union forces gain control of Missouri. The park is located 10 miles north of Rogers on US Highway 62. Please plan to visit soon.

Highway 62 Mitigations Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect at Pea Ridge National Military Park Available for Public Review

Pea Ridge National Military Park (park) is pleased to announce that it proposes to provide new access and improved circulation to the park in conjunction with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department and Federal Highway Administration’s relocation of Highway 62 in northwest Arkansas. The existing highway alignment runs along the southern boundary of the park and provides the only visitor access to the park. The purpose of the project is to identify a safe and convenient access road (and parking) to key features in the park while minimizing impacts on cultural and natural resources.

The Highway 62 Mitigations Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect is available for public review. We invite you to participate in the review of the proposed mitigations, the alternatives, and analysis of potential environmental impacts by going to our Planning, Environment and Public Comment website located at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=46500. A hard copy of the document will be available for public review at the Pea Ridge Library, 161 East Pickens Road, Pea Ridge, AR, and at the park Visitor Center at 15930 East US-62, Garfield, AR.

Pea Ridge Collection Booklet

A 28-page full color booklet featuring copies of the 11 original paintings by Andy Thomas featuring scenes from the Battle of Pea Ridge and brief historical summary of each scene.