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Miami-Area Partnership Gets Urban Youth Involved in Protecting Parks

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By Hayley Mortimer, Senior Director, Center for Park Management Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of watching young students from urban Miami eager and excited to get involved in protecting the national parks in their area. Just a few months ago, many of these remarkable kids had never even been to the Everglades and Biscayne. Now they were dedicating [...]

Posted on: July 31 2013
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NPCA Staff Get on Their Bikes to Help the Climate

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Seven years ago, when I first started working at NPCA, I never would have imagined I would be taking part in a five-day, 325-mile bike ride with my coworkers—which is why I am excited to announce that NPCA will have a seven-person staff team participate in the NYC to DC Climate Ride September 21-25—and yes, I’ll be part of it! [...]

Posted on: July 2 2013
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Two Million Gallons of Pig Waste Next to a National River? What a Load of Hogwash!

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By Emily Jones, Senior Program Manager, Southeast Region Imagine a factory farm with thousands of confined pigs and tons of waste just six miles upstream from a pristine river where hundreds of thousands of people fish, boat, and swim each year. Gross as it sounds, this place exists. A supplier for the international meat conglomerate Cargill recently built an industrial [...]

Posted on: June 19 2013
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A Q&A with NPCA’s New Acting President on Transition and Opportunity

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The journalist Linda Ellerbee once said, “What I like most about change is that it’s a synonym for ‘hope.’” This week, even as NPCA says goodbye to a valued leader, we feel hope for the future of our national parks and the strength of NPCA’s vision as we work toward the Park Service’s centennial in 2016. Yesterday, NPCA President Tom [...]

Posted on: May 24 2013
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Connecting Students with Nature and History in Baltimore: How Crowdfunding Can Help

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By Laura Bankey, Director of Conservation at the National Aquarium Fort McHenry is a source of fierce pride for the residents of Baltimore. It is here that our citizens stopped the British Navy from attacking the city during the Battle of Baltimore in September of 1814. The flag that flew over the fort the morning after the battle not only [...]

Posted on: April 24 2013
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