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Mount Peepmore Makes the Post’s Semifinals

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Earlier this month, a team of NPCA staff members devoted a little spare time to putting together an entry in the Washington Post‘s fifth annual Peep Diorama Contest, in part to raise awareness about NPCA’s work. Now the results are in! While “Mount Peepmore” is not one of the top five finalists, we’re pleased to share that out of “hundreds upon hundreds of [...]

Posted on: March 30 2012
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Now Is the Time to Honor the Legacy of Cesar Chavez

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Emily Schrepf, Central Valley Program Manager Fifty years ago this Saturday, March 31, on his 35th birthday, Cesar Chavez made the decision to dedicate his life to organizing America’s farm workers when he quit his job and moved his family to Delano, California. Today he is recognized as one of the country’s most important Latino figures and founder of what [...]

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Tule Springs Could Be Our Newest National Monument, Thanks in Part to One Dedicated Volunteer

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Lynn Davis, Senior Program Manager in NPCA’s Nevada Field Office When Jill DeStefano moved from Florida to Las Vegas in 2006, she pictured leisurely mornings, afternoons of mahjong or bridge, and quiet evenings on the patio, watching the sun set. Little did she know she would take on a campaign to make the area near her home a new national [...]

Posted on: March 28 2012
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Cut Hundreds of Rangers from National Parks? Unacceptable.

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By John Garder, Budget & Appropriations Legislative Representative Last month, President Obama released a budget proposal that would slash $21.6 million from the National Park Service’s operations for 2013—a move that would force the agency to cut as many as 500 seasonal rangers and other park workers from its payroll. While the president’s numbers are disappointing, this proposal is not [...]

Posted on: March 27 2012
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Friday Photo: The Elwha River, Free at Last

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In September 2011, the National Park Service kicked off the largest dam-removal project in U.S. history to take down two dams that had been blocking the flow of the Elwha River–and the salmon in it–for decades. NPCA worked for years with numerous partners toward this important victory. Now, six months later, the stunning aerial photo above shows the progress that has already been made on [...]

Posted on: March 23 2012
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