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New GeoStory Highlights National Parks in the Chesapeake

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The dog days of summer are here and many in the Mid-Atlantic are escaping to the Chesapeake’s waters for its miles of shorelines offering world-class fishing, boating, and beaches. The Chesapeake landscape encompasses more than 50 national parks, and the health of these parks is directly linked to the health of the waters that flow through and around them. NPCA’s [...]

Posted on: July 26 2013
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Commitment to Mission in Action: NPCA Volunteers at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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By Madeleine Starkey, Membership Senior Administrative Coordinator Many people seem surprised when they find out that, as an NPCA employee, a typical day on the job does not include hiking around in the parks we work so hard to protect. Like many of my coworkers, I spend 99 percent of my time at work behind a desk. Fortunately, a group [...]

Posted on: July 3 2013
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Sharing the “Real” Civil War: Interpreting Gettysburg 150 Years Later

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By Alan Spears, Legislative Representative Several years ago, Gettysburg National Military Park interpretive ranger and historian D. Scott Hartwig shared the following story. He was near the old Zeigler’s Grove visitors center when an English couple, spotting his Park Service uniform, stopped to ask a question. They had toured the battlefield, visited nearly every monument and statue, and seen the [...]

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NPCA, Park Ranger Group Take Fracking Message to Congress

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By Nick Lund, Manager, Landscape Conservation Program Earlier this year, NPCA released an in-depth look at fracking’s impact on our national parks in the report, National Parks and Hydraulic Fracturing: Balancing Energy Needs, Nature, and America’s National Heritage. Though the report’s case studies showed potentially dramatic impacts on some of the country’s most important landscapes, waterways, and wildlife species, we [...]

Posted on: June 25 2013
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Two Million Gallons of Pig Waste Next to a National River? What a Load of Hogwash!

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By Emily Jones, Senior Program Manager, Southeast Region Imagine a factory farm with thousands of confined pigs and tons of waste just six miles upstream from a pristine river where hundreds of thousands of people fish, boat, and swim each year. Gross as it sounds, this place exists. A supplier for the international meat conglomerate Cargill recently built an industrial [...]

Posted on: June 19 2013
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