Focus on Water: Celebrating Everglades Victories and Looking Forward

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By Sarah Gaines Barmeyer Everglades champions and advocates convened earlier this month in Coral Gables, Florida, for the 28th annual Everglades Coalition Conference–an event that unites hundreds of people who are working to restore America’s Everglades. Looking back over recent years and at the opportunities that lie ahead, there is a lot to celebrate. Under the leadership of NPCA’s Dawn [...]

Posted on: January 31 2013
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The Legacy of Fred Korematsu

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In 1942, a 23-year-old welder from Oakland, California, refused to be incarcerated in a government camp because of his ethnicity. Fred Korematsu, the American-born son of Japanese immigrants, defied a presidential mandate during wartime and took a stand against racism—a fight that lasted for decades and earned him a legacy as a civil rights pioneer. Korematsu’s story is not widely [...]

Posted on: January 30 2013
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An Online Tour of Beautiful Biscayne

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Water, water everywhere: That’s the beauty of Biscayne, where 95 percent of the park is covered by the sea. With only one mile of paved roadway in 170,000 acres, this marine wonderland is a perfect place to boat, snorkel, or dive—if you take care not to damage the delicate reefs below. Each month, NPCA puts together a slideshow exploring one [...]

Posted on: January 28 2013
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An Appreciation for Those Who Came Before

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By Don Barger, Senior Regional Director, Southeast Region The expansive views of the Southern Appalachian Mountains from the summit of Hemphill Bald are enough to make anyone want to plop down in the tall grass and spend the day watching the shadows of clouds flow across the landscape. On a sunny Saturday this past summer, however, I found myself joining [...]

Posted on: January 24 2013
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Fighting Oil and Gas Development at Dinosaur National Monument: A Victory or a Delay?

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By Erika Pollard, Southwest Program Manager Tucked into the corners where the Utah and Colorado state lines meet is an exceptional landscape where the Old West stayed young. It is a land of open skies and plains, rugged canyons, and the vibrant Yampa and Green Rivers. And in the heart of it all is Dinosaur National Monument. The monument was [...]

Posted on: January 23 2013
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