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The Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy: A Lesson in Unity

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By April Mims, Senior Program Manager for the Northeast Region Exactly one year ago today, Superstorm Sandy made landfall in the New York metropolitan area, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The National Parks of New York Harbor, including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, and Gateway National Recreation Area, felt the brunt of Sandy’s wrath, with [...]

Posted on: October 29 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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Two Historic Sites to Host 100-Year Anniversary Production of Influential Bird-Conservation Play

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This weekend, art and wildlife conservation meet in New England at two historic re-enactments of Sanctuary: A Masque, an influential 1913 play that helped protect wild birds in America. A hundred years ago, entire bird species were threatened by hunting, due to the steady demand for feathers in hats and other products. In response to widespread concern for these animals, playwright [...]

Posted on: August 21 2013
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Exploring Our National Heritage: Visit the Blackstone River Valley This Summer

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By Malcolm Fouhy, Policy Intern Never heard of national heritage areas? You’re not alone. These 49 diverse natural and cultural sites across the country are the underappreciated jewels of national park preservation efforts. From the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area helping to interpret the Civil War in the Mid-Atlantic to the Kenai Mountains National Heritage Area preserving breathtaking [...]

Posted on: July 11 2013
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Can Technology Improve the National Park Experience? A Student Team at Acadia Tests Fun Ways to Capture the Park in Pixels

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By Stephanie Clement, Conservation Director at Friends of Acadia National Park National parks are places of wonder where families can introduce their children to meteors in the starry night skies, salamanders on the forest floor, or geology in action. However, young people are going outdoors less and less for a variety of reasons—fear, lack of access, no familiarity or time, [...]

Posted on: June 21 2013
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