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Clean Water Is the Solution, Not the Problem

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By Theresa Pierno, Chief Operating Officer Everyone has a right to clean water. Recently, 21 states—many located hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away from the Chesapeake—joined the Farm Bureau in efforts to derail the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint, a plan for restoring clean water in Chesapeake streams and rivers that went into effect last year. Why? Because elected [...]

Posted on: February 19 2014
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Focus on Water: Florida Ups the Ante in Everglades Restoration with $90 Million Funding Surprise

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By Sarah Gaines Barmeyer, Associate Director, Great Waters Program Disastrous flooding in South Florida is making the news again as water from Lake Okeechobee overflows and is released through the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries. Unfortunately, this is something that we see all too often in the region—the water that should naturally flow south from Lake Okeechobee is trapped by man-made barriers [...]

Posted on: September 24 2013
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A Q&A with NPCA’s New Acting President on Transition and Opportunity

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The journalist Linda Ellerbee once said, “What I like most about change is that it’s a synonym for ‘hope.’” This week, even as NPCA says goodbye to a valued leader, we feel hope for the future of our national parks and the strength of NPCA’s vision as we work toward the Park Service’s centennial in 2016. Yesterday, NPCA President Tom [...]

Posted on: May 24 2013
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Years of Abuse and Overuse Make the Colorado River the Most Endangered River of 2013

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By Meghan Trubee, Colorado River Senior Campaign Manager This year’s Most Endangered Rivers report from American Rivers makes one thing clear: It is not sustainable for a single river to support 36 million people. That’s the situation today for the Colorado River. Though millions use its water, it is already so over-tapped that it now dries up to a trickle [...]

Posted on: April 17 2013
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Vote in the Super Bowl Park Poll: A 49ers Fan and a Ravens Fan Defend Their Cities

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What City Has the Most Super National Parks? This Sunday, many national park supporters will keep their hiking boots in the closet and get their blood pumping in a different way: by cheering their favorite teams to victory when the San Francisco 49ers face the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl. With national parks—as well as NPCA staff—based in both [...]

Posted on: February 1 2013
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