All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘economic benefits’

One Step Closer to Chicago’s First National Park


By Lynn McClure, Director of NPCA’s Midwest Regional Office Today, just days after the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, Congress is one step closer to preserving a Chicago site rich with Civil Rights and labor rights history by introducing legislation that would name the historic Pullman neighborhood as the city’s first national park. The Pullman Company was home to [...]

Posted on: January 24 2014
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Why Don’t States Run National Parks?


By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications Earlier this month, several states helped lessen the economic hardship from the federal government shutdown by opening a handful of national parks on a case-by-case basis while the rest of the National Park System was closed. It is a testament to the importance of these places that governors were willing to contribute from their [...]

Posted on: October 24 2013
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Q&A: Do Visitors Really Need to Be Shut Out of National Parks During the Government Shutdown?


By John Garder, Director, Budget and Appropriations As we enter week two of the government shutdown, closed signs and barricades at national parks have become powerful symbols of the fiscal standoff’s impact on people around the country. Visitors are understandably angry and upset to lose access to these places of national pride. Those lost visitors mean that tourist-driven businesses in [...]

Posted on: October 8 2013
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The 10 Best Places You Can’t See Fall Foliage


Looking for the perfect leaf-peeping spot? National parks offer some of the best places to celebrate fall. NPCA put together a feature on the ten best national parks to see the changing colors, based on the excellent recommendations by our friends at National Geographic. Then Congress closed the national parks. So instead we offer you … the ten best places where [...]

Posted on: October 3 2013
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NPCA Acting President Makes Statement on Government Shutdown


NPCA Acting President Theresa Pierno made a statement earlier today regarding the government shutdown and its effects on our national parks. A video of this statement is now available below. The government shutdown has forced the National Park Service to close park entrances, visitor centers, campgrounds, bathrooms, concession stands, and other park facilities. Education programs and special events have been [...]

Posted on: October 1 2013
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