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Friday Photo: It’s Waterfall Season at Yosemite

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Say, did we mention that National Park Week starts tomorrow and runs through April 29? That means no entrance fees anywhere in the park system for eight whole days! If you’re keeping track at home, that’s 84.6 million acres of land with 18,600 miles of hiking trails, 43,000 miles of shoreline, and 12,000 campsites throughout the country, according to a recent press release by the [...]

Posted on: April 20 2012
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Friday Photo: 23,743 Luminaries Commemorate the Battle of Shiloh

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Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee commemorated the 150th anniversary of what many consider to be the first major battle of the Civil War. Park officials honored the 23,743 casualties from that two-day battle by lighting candles throughout the battlefield in a “Grand Illumination”–a moving highlight to more than a week of related events at the park. According to Chief [...]

Posted on: April 13 2012
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Mount Peepmore Makes the Post’s Semifinals

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Earlier this month, a team of NPCA staff members devoted a little spare time to putting together an entry in the Washington Post‘s fifth annual Peep Diorama Contest, in part to raise awareness about NPCA’s work. Now the results are in! While “Mount Peepmore” is not one of the top five finalists, we’re pleased to share that out of “hundreds upon hundreds of [...]

Posted on: March 30 2012
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Friday Photo: The Elwha River, Free at Last

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In September 2011, the National Park Service kicked off the largest dam-removal project in U.S. history to take down two dams that had been blocking the flow of the Elwha River–and the salmon in it–for decades. NPCA worked for years with numerous partners toward this important victory. Now, six months later, the stunning aerial photo above shows the progress that has already been made on [...]

Posted on: March 23 2012
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Friday Photo: Parks … from Space!

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Many of us go to national parks to gaze at the beautiful, clear skies. Thanks to satellite technology, we can now admire our parks from the sky’s perspective, looking back. This striking image of Bear Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, was taken by GeoEye, a satellite imaging company that photographs millions of square miles of the earth for search engine mapping software such [...]

Posted on: March 16 2012
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