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Pushing the Limits: Why I Biked 300 Miles to Fight Climate Change

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By Megan Cantrell, Senior Coordinator of Member Engagement “There is nothing like pushing your physical limits to help you remember you’re alive and capable of pushing,” my coworker and teammate Elizabeth Jordan reflected. We made it! Hugs, cheers, smiles from ear to ear–that is what you saw as my teammates and fellow Climate Riders arrived at Washington, DC’s Georgetown waterfront. [...]

Posted on: October 31 2013
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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: Mormon Pioneer Highlights Fierce Determination in a Rugged Landscape

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By Alan Spears, Government Affairs Cultural Resources Director “It’s a hell of a place to lose a cow.” So sings folklorist, musician, and proud Utah native Clive Romney. I’m with 20 members of the Alliance of National Heritage Areas who’ve come to Utah to tour the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area. Thanks to the shutdown of the federal  government and [...]

Posted on: October 30 2013
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The Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy: A Lesson in Unity

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By April Mims, Senior Program Manager for the Northeast Region Exactly one year ago today, Superstorm Sandy made landfall in the New York metropolitan area, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The National Parks of New York Harbor, including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, and Gateway National Recreation Area, felt the brunt of Sandy’s wrath, with [...]

Posted on: October 29 2013
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Why Don’t States Run National Parks?

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By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications Earlier this month, several states helped lessen the economic hardship from the federal government shutdown by opening a handful of national parks on a case-by-case basis while the rest of the National Park System was closed. It is a testament to the importance of these places that governors were willing to contribute from their [...]

Posted on: October 24 2013
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If Americans Overwhelmingly Love Our National Parks, Why Isn’t Congress Fully Funding Them?

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By Theresa Pierno, Acting President of NPCA It’s not difficult to understand why Americans show such strong bipartisan support and genuine love for our national parks—one visit is all it takes. I had one of those special visits ten years ago when I traveled to Alaska with my husband, son, and parents to experience Denali National Park for the first [...]

Posted on: October 23 2013
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