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An Overdue Dose of Wilderness: Congress Passes New Protections for Sleeping Bear Dunes

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By Lynn McClure, Midwest Regional Director Earlier this month, Congress passed the first bill designating a new wilderness area in five years—the longest lapse ever between such designations. The bill specifically protects 32,500 of the 71,198 acres at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, a national park site in Michigan famous for its immense sand dunes and bluffs, as well as [...]

Posted on: March 28 2014
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This Month’s National Park Trivia Challenge: Name This Artist!

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Q: The Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the largest national park site in Missouri, with caves, historic mills, and two wandering rivers that offer some of the best canoeing in the Midwest. One prolific Missouri-born painter had a deep love for this park and immortalized its lush landscape in this 1963 work of art. Who was this painter? Art © [...]

Posted on: March 4 2014
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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: 110 Miles and Endless Possibilities at the Ohio & Erie Canalway

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By Dan Rice, Co-Executive Director, Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area Whether you like to hike, bicycle, run, ride horses, or explore 19th century history, you’ll find plenty to do at the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area in northeast Ohio. Designated a national heritage area by Congress in 1996, the Ohio & Erie Canalway celebrates the nature [...]

Posted on: January 30 2014
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Are You Ready for a Bike Challenge to Help Protect Our National Parks?

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By Ben Sander, Travel Program Coordinator Do you have what it takes to be a bike crusader for national parks? I wasn’t sure if I did. Two years ago, the thought of riding my bike for 325 miles over five days from New York to Washington, D.C. was daunting—but taking part in the Climate Ride turned out to be an [...]

Posted on: January 29 2014
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One Step Closer to Chicago’s First National Park

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By Lynn McClure, Director of NPCA’s Midwest Regional Office Today, just days after the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, Congress is one step closer to preserving a Chicago site rich with Civil Rights and labor rights history by introducing legislation that would name the historic Pullman neighborhood as the city’s first national park. The Pullman Company was home to [...]

Posted on: January 24 2014
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