Category Archive for: ‘Photos/Videos’

5 Ways to Celebrate National Park Week


Photo © Aaron Bates. Have you marked your calendar yet? National Park Week begins this weekend! What’s National Park Week? It’s a celebration of all 401 national park sites around the country. Many parks host special events, including junior ranger programs and Earth Day activities, and all national park sites will waive their entrance fees Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April [...]

Posted on: April 16 2014
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“Save All of the Natural Things”: Schoolkids in California Share What They Love Most about National Parks


“Who do the national parks belong to?” My colleague Kari Kiser, Pacific Regional Council Chairman Michael Malaga, and I posed this question to hundreds of Bay Area schoolchildren last month at Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California. The answers varied from “the police” to “the government” to “my parents.” Whenever children replied, “all of us,” we showered them with [...]

Posted on: April 11 2014
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12 of the Quirkiest National Park Animals


Each month, NPCA puts together a slideshow exploring our National Park System. To get these features delivered to your inbox each month, sign up for Park Lines, NPCA’s newsletter. -Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications

Posted on: March 31 2014
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Bad Luck, Hot Rocks: Stories Behind the “Cursed” Thieves of Petrified Forest


By Rona Marech, Associate Editor, Communications In 1980, an anonymous writer sent some stolen rocks back to Petrified Forest National Park along with a detailed, guilt-washed letter. After her husband had nabbed the pieces while on a summer vacation, they had been haunted by bad luck, she wrote. Her stepmother had kidney failure, their central air and freezer died, their [...]

Posted on: March 19 2014
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State of Arkansas Wastes Taxpayer Money in Flawed Water Monitoring Study


By Emily Jones, Senior Program Manager, Southeast Region The fight to protect the Buffalo National River from an industrial hog farm continues to twist and turn, much like the river itself. C&H Hog Farms opened in 2013 on the banks of Big Creek, a major tributary of the Buffalo, and the state approved the facility without adequate public notice or [...]

Posted on: March 3 2014
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