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Restoring Resiliency at Dyke Marsh

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By Glenda C. Booth, President, Friends of Dyke Marsh A year ago, Superstorm Sandy slammed the East Coast, demonstrating once again the power of nature. It left behind $65 billion in damage affecting 24 states and 70 national parks. Sandy’s fury was also a reminder of the power of nature’s ecological services, including the ability of wetlands, beaches, underwater grasses, [...]

Posted on: December 11 2013
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New GeoStory Highlights National Parks in the Chesapeake

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The dog days of summer are here and many in the Mid-Atlantic are escaping to the Chesapeake’s waters for its miles of shorelines offering world-class fishing, boating, and beaches. The Chesapeake landscape encompasses more than 50 national parks, and the health of these parks is directly linked to the health of the waters that flow through and around them. NPCA’s [...]

Posted on: July 26 2013
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Take an Online Tour of a Classic Beach Vacation Spot: Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts

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Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts is a classic summer vacation destination that seemingly has it all, with six beautiful beaches for swimming, hiking paths through marshlands and forests, bicycle trails, charming lighthouses, and even some fascinating history involving transatlantic communication. Each month, NPCA puts together a slideshow exploring one of the 401 amazing sites in our National Park System. [...]

Posted on: June 7 2013
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Beautiful Nature, an Hour from Chicago: Partnership Embraces Vision for Indiana Dunes

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By Jan Lariviere, volunteer with the Chicago Field Museum We often talk about “connecting with nature” and how important it is for urban residents to have access to green space. It improves our physical health, reduces our stress, and even improves our mood to have a world-class park near home. Chicago is lucky to have a spectacular urban oasis in [...]

Posted on: May 29 2013
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A Boaters’ Paradise That Preserves Coral Reefs: Creating an Anchorless Park

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By Joe Kessler, President of the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park Imagine boating to paradise and then—without meaning to—causing it harm. Thanks to more than a decade of work in the Virgin Islands, a national park visit by boat is now gentler on the marine environment. The spectacular coastal scenery, crystal clear waters, reliable winds, and beautiful bays of [...]

Posted on: May 9 2013
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