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Congress: Stay On-Mission for Texas’ World-Class Park

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By Suzanne Dixon, Director of NPCA’s Texas Regional Office Throughout the world, countries vie every year to win the coveted World Heritage status for the most naturally and culturally significant sites they have to offer. Each site must meet certain standards, but chief among them is that they be of “outstanding universal value.” The prestige of being included on the [...]

Posted on: July 9 2013
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Commitment to Mission in Action: NPCA Volunteers at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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By Madeleine Starkey, Membership Senior Administrative Coordinator Many people seem surprised when they find out that, as an NPCA employee, a typical day on the job does not include hiking around in the parks we work so hard to protect. Like many of my coworkers, I spend 99 percent of my time at work behind a desk. Fortunately, a group [...]

Posted on: July 3 2013
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Sharing the “Real” Civil War: Interpreting Gettysburg 150 Years Later

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By Alan Spears, Legislative Representative Several years ago, Gettysburg National Military Park interpretive ranger and historian D. Scott Hartwig shared the following story. He was near the old Zeigler’s Grove visitors center when an English couple, spotting his Park Service uniform, stopped to ask a question. They had toured the battlefield, visited nearly every monument and statue, and seen the [...]

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NPCA Staff Get on Their Bikes to Help the Climate

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Seven years ago, when I first started working at NPCA, I never would have imagined I would be taking part in a five-day, 325-mile bike ride with my coworkers—which is why I am excited to announce that NPCA will have a seven-person staff team participate in the NYC to DC Climate Ride September 21-25—and yes, I’ll be part of it! [...]

Posted on: July 2 2013
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Unexpected Lessons from a Week in the Woods

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By Scott Kirkwood, Editor-in-Chief of National Parks Magazine What can a person learn from a week in the woods? A lot, it turns out. But for me, none of it was quite what I was expecting. When it came time to plan my sabbatical from NPCA, where I edit National Parks magazine, I decided to spend a few of those [...]

Posted on: June 28 2013
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