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“How Did They Let This Happen?” Reflections on the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Three Years Later

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By Edward Stierli, Steve & Roberta Denning Land Conservation Fellow Many of us remember the images from the tragic Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that left 11 people dead. The disaster opened a gushing wellhead that emptied 5,000 barrels of oil per day into the ocean off the coast of Louisiana. I worked as a teacher in Louisiana as these [...]

Posted on: April 19 2013
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Three Years Later: Gulf Coast Still Recovering from BP Oil Spill

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By Tom Kiernan, President of NPCA This Saturday, April 20, marks the third anniversary of the oil rig explosion that devastated coastal communities, waters, and lands in the Gulf of Mexico and imposed tragic loss among 11 families. Nearly three years ago, I flew over the Gulf of Mexico in a small plane, to see firsthand the devastating impacts the [...]

Posted on: April 18 2013
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Hope in the Wake of Tragedy: Sandy Supplemental Allows for Smart Redevelopment

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By Alex Brash, Senior Director, Northeast Regional Office When Sandy crashed ashore just a few months ago, it ravaged the cities, towns, and shorelines of New York and New Jersey and caused unprecedented damage to the region’s national parks. At the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Gateway National Recreation Area buildings were flooded and essential infrastructure destroyed. Electrical, plumbing, [...]

Posted on: March 7 2013
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Veterans to Volunteer in Cleanup Efforts at Gateway National Recreation Area

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When Superstorm Sandy made landfall in the Northeast late last October, many of New York’s beaches were inundated with damage and debris. As the area recovers and rebuilds, a group of veterans will help with cleanup and beach restoration efforts at Gateway National Recreation Area, which has remained closed since the storm. The nonprofit organizing the effort, Wounded Nature – Working Veterans, based in [...]

Posted on: March 5 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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