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Laying the Groundwork: Reclaiming D.C.’s “Forgotten River”

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By Ed Stierli, Chesapeake Field Representative Imagine having a beautiful river in your backyard, but being afraid to enjoy it. The Anacostia has a bad reputation in Maryland and Washington, D.C., as one of the nation’s most endangered rivers. Suffering from heavy pollution and a lack of interest, some locals have dubbed the Anacostia the “forgotten river.” Thankfully, community advocates [...]

Posted on: February 11 2014
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Commemorate Black History Month in 5 Unexpected Places

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National park rangers and staff are some of the nation’s best storytellers, charged with protecting the most momentous places in America’s history. Our park system preserves the legacy of visionaries like Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, and Booker T. Washington, as well as landmark sites in the struggle for equality like the Brown v. Board of Education and Little [...]

Posted on: February 4 2014
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Meet NPCA’s New President and CEO: A Q&A with Innovator and Conservationist Clark Bunting

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Earlier this week, NPCA named a new president and CEO to lead the organization during a time of political volatility, symbolic milestones, and strong public support for national parks. Innovator and conservationist Clark Bunting will take the helm next week after 26 years at the Discovery Channel, most recently as president and general manager, helping to pioneer such classic programs [...]

Posted on: November 8 2013
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One Year Later: Park Service Recommendations for Expanding César Chávez Monument into Comprehensive Historic Park

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By Kati Schmidt, Senior Media Relations Manager Ever plan a birthday party where no one shows up? Sadly, the César E. Chávez National Monument could not commemorate the one-year anniversary of the park’s dedication on October 8—because the site was closed and the monument’s one dedicated Park Service employee, Superintendent Ruben Andrade, was furloughed due to the federal government shutdown. [...]

Posted on: November 7 2013
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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: Mormon Pioneer Highlights Fierce Determination in a Rugged Landscape

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By Alan Spears, Government Affairs Cultural Resources Director “It’s a hell of a place to lose a cow.” So sings folklorist, musician, and proud Utah native Clive Romney. I’m with 20 members of the Alliance of National Heritage Areas who’ve come to Utah to tour the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area. Thanks to the shutdown of the federal  government and [...]

Posted on: October 30 2013
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