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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: Silos and Smokestacks Showcases Farming and Food Production in America’s Heartland

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By Malcolm Fouhy, Policy Intern America’s “amber waves of grain” have long been rooted in our history and culture. The fields of our heartland continue to supply sustenance, energy, and wealth to this country, and to the world, as they have for over a century. The American Farm Bureau Federation reports that 15% of the U.S. workforce produces, processes, and [...]

Posted on: September 23 2013
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GirlTrek Takes On National Parks and Helps Black Women and Girls Take Back Their Health

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By Sandria M. Washington, GirlTrek Volunteer Leader During the month of August, black women and girls from across the country laced up their boots and stepped out to walk in national parks as part of GirlTrek’s Summer Trek Series, a partnership with the National Park Service to support “Healthy Parks, Healthy People.” GirlTrek, a national nonprofit and health organization that [...]

Posted on: September 19 2013
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Lone Wolves on Michigan’s Isle Royale: An Island Dilemma

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By Christine Goepfert, Upper Midwest Program Manager Isle Royale National Park’s remote wilderness is, in many visitors’ opinions, one of its best attributes. But this isolation may be contributing to the decline of one of its most beloved residents: wolves. These magnificent animals originally migrated to Isle Royale by crossing over ice bridges from the mainland, but because of the [...]

Posted on: September 17 2013
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Labor Day Has Its Roots in Chicago’s Historic Pullman Neighborhood

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Larry Spivack, President, Illinois Labor History Society With the Labor Day holiday approaching, have you ever wondered why it exists? Long before the backyard family get-togethers and the relaxing day off from work, workers across America toiled in factories, rail yards, mines, and mills, some with working conditions unimaginable today. In Chicago, life in the city’s industrial district known as Pullman Town exemplified the need to [...]

Posted on: August 30 2013
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Take a Hike! 19 Ways to Celebrate National Trails Day

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This Saturday, June 1, is National Trails Day, a perfect excuse to get outside and explore a national park. I asked NPCA staff members to share some of their favorite trails and got 15 emphatic recommendations for amazing hikes around the country, arranged by geographic region below. Share your own favorite trail in the comments! NPCA will also host four [...]

Posted on: May 31 2013
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