MCLEAN, VA—Virginia's senators are calling for an extension of the agreement between the National Park Service and Friends of Claude Moore Colonial Farm before the park is set to close on Dec. 21. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine wrote a letter to NPS asking for a one-year extension of the current short-term agreement, which expires on Dec. 21. Warner and Kaine urged NPS to initiate the extension and the Friends to address some NPS concerns "as a show of good faith."
"Such an extension would provide valuable time for leaders of the Park Service and the Friends of Claude Moore Colonial Farm (Friends) to negotiate a workable long-term cooperative agreement to keep the Farm open for years to come," the senators wrote.