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5 Ways to Celebrate National Park Week

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Photo © Aaron Bates. Have you marked your calendar yet? National Park Week begins this weekend! What’s National Park Week? It’s a celebration of all 401 national park sites around the country. Many parks host special events, including junior ranger programs and Earth Day activities, and all national park sites will waive their entrance fees Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April [...]

Posted on: April 16 2014
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Looking Ahead for National Parks: NPCA’s 4 New Year’s Resolutions for the Obama Administration

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By Clark Bunting, President and CEO of NPCA An open letter to President Obama: It’s time to turn over a new leaf in 2014, and all of us—Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike, no matter whether we’ve been naughty or nice—could use a fresh start. But the New Year lies just around the corner, and with it the renewed hope that [...]

Posted on: December 20 2013
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Saving a Piece of History at Harpers Ferry: Partners Protect Four Threatened Acres

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By Joy M. Oakes, Senior Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office Today, NPCA and our partners announced an exciting milestone at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia. We helped purchase four acres of private land significant to the park’s Civil War and civil rights history so that these parcels can be incorporated into the national park and preserved forever. Protecting [...]

Posted on: December 16 2013
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Restoring Resiliency at Dyke Marsh

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By Glenda C. Booth, President, Friends of Dyke Marsh A year ago, Superstorm Sandy slammed the East Coast, demonstrating once again the power of nature. It left behind $65 billion in damage affecting 24 states and 70 national parks. Sandy’s fury was also a reminder of the power of nature’s ecological services, including the ability of wetlands, beaches, underwater grasses, [...]

Posted on: December 11 2013
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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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