Category Archive for: ‘Photos/Videos’

Commitment to Mission in Action: NPCA Volunteers at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park


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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Unexpected Lessons from a Week in the Woods


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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Gorgeous New Book Explores National Parks in Art


If you’ve ever gone to a national park and been moved to pick up a paintbrush, sketch pad, or set of pastels, you’re far from alone. These inspirational places have motivated countless artists throughout the years, resulting in everything from paintings and photographs to dance performances and classical music. An elegant new book by Fresco Fine Art Publications reproduces more than [...]

Posted on: June 26 2013
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What’s the Buzz? Cicadas at Manassas National Battlefield Park

By Todd Christopher, Senior Director of Online Communications In 1860, one year before Confederate and Union armies collided for the First Battle of Bull Run, the rolling country meadows that one day would become Manassas National Battlefield Park saw an invasion of a very different kind. Swarms of cicadas (genus Magicicada) made their appearance, as they do just once every [...]

Posted on: June 20 2013
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Birds—and Birders—Find a Welcome Refuge at Monocacy National Battlefield


By Nick Lund, Manager, Landscape Conservation Program It’s been nearly 150 years since the clash that transformed some gentle fields in northern Maryland to the hallowed status of Civil War battlefields. More than 2,000 men were wounded or lost their lives during the Battle of Monocacy, where Union troops were able to delay a Confederate march to Washington just long [...]

Posted on: June 12 2013
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