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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: World-Class Music and History at Muscle Shoals

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By Cathy Wood, Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area Media Coordinator Nestled in the northwest corner of Alabama, the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area (MNSHA)  consists of the six northwest Alabama counties—Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, and Morgan—that border the meandering Tennessee River. World-class fishing lakes and challenging golf courses combined with a thriving music industry and a fascinating local history [...]

Posted on: December 27 2013
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Looking Ahead for National Parks: NPCA’s 4 New Year’s Resolutions for the Obama Administration

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By Clark Bunting, President and CEO of NPCA An open letter to President Obama: It’s time to turn over a new leaf in 2014, and all of us—Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike, no matter whether we’ve been naughty or nice—could use a fresh start. But the New Year lies just around the corner, and with it the renewed hope that [...]

Posted on: December 20 2013
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Ticket to Ride: Free Trolley Service Expands Access to Everglades and Biscayne This Winter

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By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications Thirty miles south of Miami, the community of Homestead, Florida, sits in a lucky spot. Equidistant from two major national parks, with Everglades National Park about ten miles to the west and Biscayne National Park about ten miles to the east, residents and visitors are perfectly situated to enjoy some of the most beautiful [...]

Posted on: December 18 2013
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Saturday on the Green: Exploring the First State’s First National Park

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By Katherine McKinney, Senior Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office 4 Ideas for First-Time Visitors to First State National Monument Take a hike at Woodlawn, 2,000 acres of park land in the Brandywine Valley and some of the best scenery in the area. Trails and parking are open from 8 am to dusk. Tour the New Castle Court House Museum, Delaware’s original [...]

Posted on: December 17 2013
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Saving a Piece of History at Harpers Ferry: Partners Protect Four Threatened Acres

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By Joy M. Oakes, Senior Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office Today, NPCA and our partners announced an exciting milestone at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia. We helped purchase four acres of private land significant to the park’s Civil War and civil rights history so that these parcels can be incorporated into the national park and preserved forever. Protecting [...]

Posted on: December 16 2013
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