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Essential Paddling Guide: Paddling The Buffalo, America’s First National River

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The following post is the first in a series from National Parks Traveler. These stories are part of the new Essential Guide for Paddling the Parks, the first paddling guide to the National Park System that helps you decide which river, lake, or ocean to paddle, how to select an outfitter if necessary, and where to find epic paddling adventures in [...]

Posted on: February 20 2014
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Clean Water Is the Solution, Not the Problem

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By Theresa Pierno, Chief Operating Officer Everyone has a right to clean water. Recently, 21 states—many located hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away from the Chesapeake—joined the Farm Bureau in efforts to derail the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint, a plan for restoring clean water in Chesapeake streams and rivers that went into effect last year. Why? Because elected [...]

Posted on: February 19 2014
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Sock Thief Confronts Climate Change: A Pika Tale

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By Katherine McKinney, Senior Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office It’s startlingly sunny and windswept beside the lake I have hiked two hours uphill to see in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness of Colorado. My shoes and socks are off, my muscles are the good kind of tired, and I’m sitting on a rock in the middle of a scree field next to [...]

Posted on: February 18 2014
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Old School Meets New Design: A Q&A with “See America” Artist Brixton Doyle

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By Scott Kirkwood, Senior Director of Publications Nearly 80 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration launched the “See America” campaign, which put artists to work designing posters that depict the country’s iconic destinations. Now, NPCA is teaming up with the Creative Action Network (CAN) to put a modern spin on the series, essentially pairing two of America’s [...]

Posted on: February 12 2014
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Laying the Groundwork: Reclaiming D.C.’s “Forgotten River”

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By Ed Stierli, Chesapeake Field Representative Imagine having a beautiful river in your backyard, but being afraid to enjoy it. The Anacostia has a bad reputation in Maryland and Washington, D.C., as one of the nation’s most endangered rivers. Suffering from heavy pollution and a lack of interest, some locals have dubbed the Anacostia the “forgotten river.” Thankfully, community advocates [...]

Posted on: February 11 2014
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