• The national parks belong to all of us. Photo © Aaron Bates.

    The Best of America, Free

    Mark Your Calendar for National Park Week, April 18-26

    On April 18 and 19, you can participate in one of the country’s greatest bargains of the year. Acadia, Yosemite, Zion, Harpers Ferry, Rocky Mountain, and hundreds of other iconic parks will waive their entrance fees as part of the kick-off to National Park Week, which runs through April 26. Though only 127 of the […]

  • Everglades National Park, Florida.

    Finally, Here’s One Thing We Can All Agree On: Helping the Everglades

    What is it about the Everglades that brings people together who can’t otherwise seem to agree on anything? For example, you might not expect Democratic National Committee Chair and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to have much in common with Tea Party-backed Republican Congressman Curt Clawson. They have different views on immigration, health care, and what […]

  • Porcupinefish in Biscayne National Park.

    Protecting Our Underwater Wonders

    Let’s Use World Water Day to Build on Our Success at Point Reyes

    Earlier this month, my husband and I escaped the endless East Coast winter and traveled to California with NPCA partners and colleagues to celebrate the wilderness at Point Reyes National Seashore. While the park’s marine wilderness designation became official in November 2012, it wasn’t until January 1, 2015, that a series of legal battles finally […]

  • A Lego bear catches Lego fish in front of a Lego ranger and visitor in this Katmai play set.

    Love National Parks? Support This Lego Project So You Can Build One Yourself

    How cool would it be, after coming home from a great national park vacation, to sit down and build your own national park? Thanks to Gavin Gardner, a new proposal on the Lego Ideas website urges the famous toy company to create a series of play sets to build aspects of three iconic national parks: […]

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