All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘cultural preservation’

Free Entrance to All National Parks on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr., Day


On Monday, January 21, the Department of the Interior will waive entrance fees at all national parks in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. For those of us fortunate enough to have the day off, the fee-free day is an excellent reason to commemorate the life of the visionary leader in one of America’s most inspirational places. Monday is also Inauguration Day. [...]

Posted on: January 18 2013
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Unfinished Business


By Kati Schmidt, Senior Media Relations Manager While “do-nothing” is the adjective du jour for the 112th Congress, we argue that it is not a fair description for individual elected officials, but instead for the unfortunate, collective sum. Throughout the 112th Congress, NPCA supported or at least monitored 140 national park-focused bills. Within the House and Senate, numerous bills were [...]

Posted on: January 3 2013
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New Video Highlights Navajo and Hopi Perspectives on Clean Air


By Kevin Dahl, NPCA’s Arizona Program Manager Shiprock, a majestic rock formation of great religious and cultural importance to the Navajo, could once be seen from Mesa Verde National Park, 162 miles away. But now, thanks to air pollution, Shiprock’s visibility is often limited to just 20 miles. Losing sight of this spiritual symbol is just one unexpected way that coal-fired [...]

Posted on: December 5 2012
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Don’t Just See the Movie! Honor Lincoln’s Memory by Helping to Preserve More of Gettysburg


Today is the 149th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. President Abraham Lincoln’s short but masterful affirmation of freedom and human equality still endures as one of the most famous and moving speeches in all of American history. It’s no wonder our 16th president continues to capture our imagination. Like millions of people around the country, I saw the new Steven [...]

Posted on: November 19 2012
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Congress: Time to Stop Bickering and Keep Our National Parks Open


By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications Note: Here’s where you can take action to keep parks open. Today in northern Arkansas, an unusual thing happened: Park Service employees at Buffalo National River closed their campgrounds for the next four months.* This 94,000-acre park three hours north of Little Rock protects one of the last undammed rivers in the United States, dedicated [...]

Posted on: November 15 2012
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