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How Is the Government Shutdown Affecting National Parks?

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You can urge your members of Congress to re-open parks and support full funding for the Park Service by taking action on NPCA’s website and calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202.224.3121 and asking to speak with your representatives. Not sure who your representatives are? Look them up on NPCA’s website. By John Garder, Director, Budget and Appropriations Update, October 1, [...]

Posted on: September 25 2013
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National Parks Are a Grand Bargain: Congress Must Stop the Damage to America’s Best Idea

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By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications “It was a complete shock,” admits Mattea Sanders. A graduate student at American University, Mattea spent her last four summers working as an interpretive ranger in Virginia, first at Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park, then at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, giving battlefield tours and helping visitors—a job she loves. She had heard [...]

Posted on: August 22 2013
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Best of the ’Net: The Midsummer Night’s Dream Edition

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This week on Best of the ’Net, I found a little bit of everything—from bears to hacks to stars—for a midsummer glimpse at our national parks online. 1. August is my favorite time to watch the night sky, thanks to the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. Enjoy this photo taken by Jack Fusco at Acadia National Park during last year’s shower. [...]

Posted on: August 9 2013
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Congress: Stay On-Mission for Texas’ World-Class Park

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By Suzanne Dixon, Director of NPCA’s Texas Regional Office Throughout the world, countries vie every year to win the coveted World Heritage status for the most naturally and culturally significant sites they have to offer. Each site must meet certain standards, but chief among them is that they be of “outstanding universal value.” The prestige of being included on the [...]

Posted on: July 9 2013
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Blue and Gray Make Green: Five Interesting Facts about Civil War Battlefield Tourism

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Earlier this week, the Civil War Trust released a ten-page report packed with photos, statistics, and testimonials on the benefits Civil War battlefields have on the economy. The study, Blue, Gray & Green: Economic & Tourism Benefits of Battlefield Preservation, updates the group’s previous economic impact research with new information that underscores the importance of these historic sites during the 150th anniversary of the war, [...]

Posted on: April 10 2013
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