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Boy Wonders: Meet Two Young Donors Who Turn Their Birthdays into Celebrations for National Parks

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By Ron Sundergill, Senior Director of NPCA’s Pacific Regional Office Remember when you were young and asked all of your friends not to bring gifts to your birthday party? Odds are you don’t, because to most grade-schoolers, forgoing presents is an almost unthinkable sacrifice. That’s not the case for two California brothers, Owen and Zach Brunner, age 10 and 7 [...]

Posted on: February 6 2014
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Commemorate Black History Month in 5 Unexpected Places

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National park rangers and staff are some of the nation’s best storytellers, charged with protecting the most momentous places in America’s history. Our park system preserves the legacy of visionaries like Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, and Booker T. Washington, as well as landmark sites in the struggle for equality like the Brown v. Board of Education and Little [...]

Posted on: February 4 2014
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Where the Wild Things Were: The Coolest Critters of Tule Springs, Nevada

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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

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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

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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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