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Focus on Water: Celebrating the Clean Water Act’s 40th Anniversary

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By Sarah Gaines Barmeyer, Great Waters Program Manager Forty years ago today, Congress overrode a veto from President Nixon to officially make the Clean Water Act the nation’s law for protecting one of our most precious and irreplaceable resources. This landmark legislation is the reason why we are able to enjoy the many activities that we do today on our [...]

Posted on: October 18 2012
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Focus on Water: National Parks Play Vital Role in Restoring Great Lakes

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Our national parks on the Great Lakes offer 620 miles of shoreline, beaches, dunes, and wetlands. These parks–like Sleeping Bear Dunes along Lake Michigan, Isle Royale in Lake Superior, and Perry’s Victory in Lake Erie–have tremendous biological, historical, and recreational value for the more than six million people that visit each year. And these national parks are economic generators, with [...]

Posted on: October 2 2012
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Focus on Water: Living Wild in the Wake of Captain John Smith

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Vibrant greenways, rugged trail systems, and urban swimming holes—these features make river towns in America wild locations to visit. But this year’s #1 “Best River Town in America” ranked by Outside magazine is Richmond, Virginia, a mid-size city along the James River that is part of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. Outside judged towns by their cost [...]

Posted on: September 25 2012
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Focus on Water: Celebrating National Water Quality Month

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By Sarah Gaines Barmeyer, Great Waters Program Manager Did you know that August is National Water Quality Month? It makes a lot of sense to draw attention to the importance of having clean water during a month when people are enjoying rivers, lakes, and oceans across the country.  Waterways in and around national parks provide some of the best recreational [...]

Posted on: August 22 2012
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Focus on Water: New GeoStory Highlights Park Champions

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Summer officially begins today, and with it comes long, hot days with many hours of sunlight. It’s a time when outside activities—especially those involving water—reign supreme.  In celebration of summer, we invite you to get to know 12 park champions who are restoring, conserving, and educating others about our national waters and our national parks. The stories that they tell [...]

Posted on: June 20 2012
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