Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2014’

Where the Wild Things Were: The Coolest Critters of Tule Springs, Nevada


By Kati Schmidt, Senior Media Relations Manager A trip to Las Vegas can bring out the wild animal in many of us—but visitors to the southern Nevada desert may not realize the kinds of actual wild animals that roamed the area long before the flashing lights and clanking slot machines took up residence on the Strip. A mere 30 minutes [...]

Posted on: January 31 2014
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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: 110 Miles and Endless Possibilities at the Ohio & Erie Canalway


By Dan Rice, Co-Executive Director, Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area Whether you like to hike, bicycle, run, ride horses, or explore 19th century history, you’ll find plenty to do at the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area in northeast Ohio. Designated a national heritage area by Congress in 1996, the Ohio & Erie Canalway celebrates the nature [...]

Posted on: January 30 2014
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“See America” Campaign Is About Connecting and Reconnecting Americans to Our National Parks


By Theresa Pierno, Executive Vice President of NPCA More than 75 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched a New Deal program called the Federal Art Project to help put the nation’s artists to work. The program created thousands of poster designs, many of which showcased our great national parks, from Petrified Forest to Yellowstone, along with other treasured landscapes. [...]

Posted on: January 29 2014
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Are You Ready for a Bike Challenge to Help Protect Our National Parks?


By Ben Sander, Travel Program Coordinator Do you have what it takes to be a bike crusader for national parks? I wasn’t sure if I did. Two years ago, the thought of riding my bike for 325 miles over five days from New York to Washington, D.C. was daunting—but taking part in the Climate Ride turned out to be an [...]

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Check Out The National Parks Band That Supports National Park Lands


If you’re like me, you love the peaceful sounds of national parks. Here’s a chance to check out the inventive sounds of The National Parks—indie-folk artists Brady Parks, Sydney Carling, and Paige Wagner who make up the up-and-coming band one musician described as “the Lumineers meets Of Monsters and Men.” Starting today, The National Parks band is donating all the proceeds from [...]

Posted on: January 28 2014
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