The National Park Service spent more than $3.6 million in fiscal 1982 to spruce up its National Capitol region. These local projects included:
National Capital Parks: Resurfaced ramps on Suitland Parkway ($76,700); built a sewage system for Fort Washington ($1.25 million) and connected it to the water supply ($55,038); replaced sewage system at Oxon Hill Children's Farm with septic tank system ($204,399); removed hazardous structures at Marshall Hall on the Maryland side of the Potomac ($29,293); fixed chiller for ice skating rink at Fort Dupont Park ($12,500); repaired bathrooms at Fort McNair ($5,200); installed fire detection and sprinkler system at Ford's Theater ($208,717) and replaced seat cushions ($12,500); replaced carpets at Lincoln and Jefferson memorials ($6,892).
* Antietam National Battlefield: Repaired two barns ($92,185) and cemetery wall ($21,200).
* Catoctin National Park: Repaired sewage problem at ranger station ($70,230) and brought water system up to public health standards ($11,960).
* Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park: Replaced contaminated well-water system with $210,462 hookup to District's water system; replaced bathroom at Fletcher's Boat House ($25,900); repaired flumes and lockhouses ($34,700).
Harper's Ferry National Historic Park: Installed fire sprinkler system at visitors' center and in seven structures ($94,038) and replaced electrical wiring in Free Will Baptist Church ($13,100).
* Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts: Constructed summer theater ($510,286) and resurfaced parking lot ($50,400).