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National Parks Plus Kids: Glacier–More Than Ice and Snow

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By Craig Obey, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs Glacier is a spectacular place with much to offer young kids. To make the most of it, be prepared to move your feet. With a little luck, your kids will experience the thrill of seeing wildlife and gain an appreciation for hiking. Glacier is a hiker’s paradise, with a variety of kid-friendly [...]

Posted on: September 21 2012
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Victory! Plans for Coal Plant Near National Parks in Virginia Suspended

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By Pamela Goddard, Chesapeake and Virginia Program Manager We did it! NPCA supporters and thousands of others convinced Old Dominion Electric Company (ODEC) to suspend their plans to build a 1,500-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Surry County, Virginia! NPCA has been fighting this plant for several years. As designed, the Cypress Creek power plant would have been three times larger [...]

Posted on: September 17 2012
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National Parks Plus Kids, Week Three: Olympic–A Gold Medal National Park for Kids

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By Craig Obey, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs Fresh after landing in Seattle and battling our rental car company to finally get the kind of vehicle we had reserved for a month on the road, we mercifully found ourselves in wondrous Olympic National Park. The massive trees enchanted us–towering, moss-laden rainforest wonders and carcasses littering the Pacific Coast as part [...]

Posted on: September 14 2012
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Walking to Protect Glacier’s Water

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By Sarah Lundstrum, Glacier Field Representative Pauline Matt dreamed that the water was dying and that she had the power to stop it. Her dream was not far from the truth, with fracking arriving on the Blackfeet Indian Nation and adjacent to Glacier National Park in Montana. Instead of allowing the dream to paralyze her, she kept herself moving—literally—by organizing [...]

Posted on: September 13 2012
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Did You Know? Only 28% of Civil War Battlefields Have National Park Protections

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In 1993, the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP)—a National Park Service program created to provide funds and assistance for battlefield preservation—documented 383 significant recognized Civil War battlefield sites around the country. Of these sites, the group indicates in its latest report that only 106 battlefields—28 percent—are entirely within or partially overlap 43 national park units. Fifty-eight of the 383 battlefields [...]

Posted on: September 12 2012
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