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Going Beyond Boundaries: Preservation and National Parks

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By Priya Chhaya, Online Content Coordinator for the National Trust for Historic Preservation For historic preservationists, the conservation of American cultural and natural history often begins in our national parks. This is where millions of Americans come every year to make connections between past and present. The brand-new Cesar E. Chavez National Monument designation is an excellent example of a [...]

Posted on: October 17 2012
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Sí Lo Hicimos: We’ve Finally Honored One of My Greatest Heroes, César Chávez

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By Ron Sundergill, Senior Director of NPCA’s Pacific Regional Office A sea of more than 6,000 school children, politicians, farm workers, National Park Service rangers, community members, journalists, and celebrities flooded the National Chávez Center at Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz, or “La Paz,” on Monday, October 8. My NPCA colleagues and I had also traveled to the Central [...]

Posted on: October 15 2012
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César E. Chávez National Monument an Excellent First Step Toward Honoring the Influential Labor Leader

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By Ron Sundergill, Senior Director of NPCA’s Pacific Regional Office NPCA commends President Barack Obama for announcing on Monday that he will designate a César E. Chávez National Monument in Keene, California, as the 398th site in the National Park System—the first national park unit to recognize the work of a contemporary Latino American. This designation is an excellent first [...]

Posted on: October 3 2012
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Did You Know? Only 28% of Civil War Battlefields Have National Park Protections

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In 1993, the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP)—a National Park Service program created to provide funds and assistance for battlefield preservation—documented 383 significant recognized Civil War battlefield sites around the country. Of these sites, the group indicates in its latest report that only 106 battlefields—28 percent—are entirely within or partially overlap 43 national park units. Fifty-eight of the 383 battlefields [...]

Posted on: September 12 2012
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A Call to Action for 2016

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By Ron Tipton, NPCA’s Senior Vice President, Policy This past weekend marked the one-year anniversary of the National Park Service’s Call to Action report, and a new opportunity to revisit the goals and policies guiding our national parks just four years shy of their centennial in 2016. What is the Call to Action? Last year, on the 95th birthday of [...]

Posted on: August 30 2012
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