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Pushing the Limits: Why I Biked 300 Miles to Fight Climate Change

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By Megan Cantrell, Senior Coordinator of Member Engagement “There is nothing like pushing your physical limits to help you remember you’re alive and capable of pushing,” my coworker and teammate Elizabeth Jordan reflected. We made it! Hugs, cheers, smiles from ear to ear–that is what you saw as my teammates and fellow Climate Riders arrived at Washington, DC’s Georgetown waterfront. [...]

Posted on: October 31 2013
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Preserve Historic Station at Gettysburg

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By Theresa Pierno, Acting President of NPCA The small train station was only about four years old when it was pressed into service during Robert E. Lee’s invasion of the North in July 1863. The western terminus of the Gettysburg Railroad was first used as a field hospital, as so many places were while the battle raged nearby. Later, more [...]

Posted on: September 11 2013
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A Legacy Marches On: Remembering the March on Washington 50 Years Later

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By Katherine McKinney, Mid-Atlantic Senior Program Coordinator and Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications “We cannot walk alone.” With those words, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. urged a nation to recognize that the destiny—and the freedom—of all Americans is a shared one. Today, we reflect on an August afternoon 50 years ago, when a quarter of a million people walked together, uniting in the March [...]

Posted on: August 28 2013
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Working Toward Change, One Ride at a Time

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By Britte Kirsch, Southwest Regional Coordinator I love to ride my bike. I always have, from my early days in upstate New York, taking two-week-long camping bike treks with the Girl Scouts, to  participating on NPCA’s team in a five-day Climate Ride from New York City to Washington, D.C., this September. I’m not sure what happens to me when I’m [...]

Posted on: August 27 2013
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National Parks Are a Grand Bargain: Congress Must Stop the Damage to America’s Best Idea

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By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications “It was a complete shock,” admits Mattea Sanders. A graduate student at American University, Mattea spent her last four summers working as an interpretive ranger in Virginia, first at Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park, then at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, giving battlefield tours and helping visitors—a job she loves. She had heard [...]

Posted on: August 22 2013
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