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Congress: Fund Hurricane Sandy Relief

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By John Garder, NPCA’s Budget & Appropriations Legislative Representative Update, 1/16/13: Thanks to steady pressure from NPCA’s supporters, staff, allies, and many others, the House of Representatives passed the Sandy relief bill, including the Frelinghuysen amendment. This funding will provide shelter, power, and other basic necessities to struggling coastal communities, and will also support the recovery of our beloved national parks [...]

Posted on: January 4 2013
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Unfinished Business

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By Kati Schmidt, Senior Media Relations Manager While “do-nothing” is the adjective du jour for the 112th Congress, we argue that it is not a fair description for individual elected officials, but instead for the unfortunate, collective sum. Throughout the 112th Congress, NPCA supported or at least monitored 140 national park-focused bills. Within the House and Senate, numerous bills were [...]

Posted on: January 3 2013
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The Folly and the Ivy: Make an Easy New Year’s Resolution That Can Help Parks

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By Todd Christopher, Senior Director of Online Communications At the peak of the fall season, the trees along the George Washington Memorial Parkway are alive with color. This scenic roadway is one of the most-visited parts of the National Park System, and an autumn drive along this stretch of the Potomac River in the Mid-Atlantic is a joy for tourists [...]

Posted on: December 20 2012
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Friday Photos: Happy Anniversary ANILCA

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Earlier this month, more than 100 million acres of public land in Alaska shared one common anniversary: On December 2, Lake Clark, Kenai Fjords, and other parks and preserves established through the Alaskan National Interest Land Conservation Act, or ANILCA, turned 32 years old. This federal legislation created ten different national parks and expanded three others in America’s largest, wildest state, including: Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve Bering Land Bridge [...]

Posted on: December 14 2012
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Restoration + Poetry = Stewardship

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Lessons from NPCA’s Nature Valley Restoration Event at Big Morongo Canyon Preserve By Seth Shteir, California Desert Field Representative As a former teacher, I’ve always associated autumn with buying pencils and notebooks and easing back into the school year. However, in my newer role as NPCA’s California Desert Field Representative, the season has taken on a whole new meaning. The fall is [...]

Posted on: December 13 2012
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