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Emotional and Financial Toll of Government Shutdown Hits Home for National Park Service Personnel

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By Emily Douce, Budget and Appropriations Specialist “It was not the National Park Service’s choice to close the parks, but Congress’. Unfortunately, some people were blaming the National Park Service for denying access. It wasn’t easy to ask people to leave; we wanted the people to enjoy the public lands.” -Alan O’Neill, former superintendent of Lake Mead National Recreation Area [...]

Posted on: October 4 2013
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The 10 Best Places You Can’t See Fall Foliage

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Looking for the perfect leaf-peeping spot? National parks offer some of the best places to celebrate fall. NPCA put together a feature on the ten best national parks to see the changing colors, based on the excellent recommendations by our friends at National Geographic. Then Congress closed the national parks. So instead we offer you … the ten best places where [...]

Posted on: October 3 2013
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New Photos and Interactive Map Document Shutdown Effects on National Parks

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Today marks the second day of the government shutdown, and people around the country continue to voice their disappointment and disbelief that the broken budget process in Congress has meant bringing so many important services to a grinding halt—including access to America’s national parks. The outcry over closed parks and monuments has been an important story in the midst of [...]

Posted on: October 2 2013
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NPCA Acting President Makes Statement on Government Shutdown

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NPCA Acting President Theresa Pierno made a statement earlier today regarding the government shutdown and its effects on our national parks. A video of this statement is now available below. The government shutdown has forced the National Park Service to close park entrances, visitor centers, campgrounds, bathrooms, concession stands, and other park facilities. Education programs and special events have been [...]

Posted on: October 1 2013
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The 8,000-Year Park: Why One of My Favorite Places Doesn’t Fit on NPCA’s Clean Air Timeline

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By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications The first time I visited Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona, it literally expanded my world. You can sign NPCA’s petition for stricter air-quality standards near national parks–8,000 years is too long to wait! I was 27 then, and I’d spent my whole life on the East Coast, surrounded by tall buildings, crowded roads, [...]

Posted on: September 26 2013
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