All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘park volunteers’

Park Allies Target an Unwelcome Guest at Petrified Forest: Tumbleweed


I love living in Arizona. The natural landscapes have always been among my favorite places to explore, with its many climates and ecosystems, including the desert, forests, mountains, and canyons. Yet, the native flora and fauna in my state face a serious threat: invasive species. Invasives, such as buffelgrass and quagga mussels, pose a direct economic and environmental threat to [...]

Posted on: November 20 2013
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20 Years of “Helping Hands for Public Lands”


UPDATE, September 17: We’ve added three new events in Utah, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, with red asterisks below, for more opportunities to volunteer with NPCA this month! Saturday, September 28 marks the 20th annual National Public Lands Day, America’s largest volunteer day inspiring people to pitch in and help our parks and public spaces. NPCA has been a long-time supporter of [...]

Posted on: September 3 2013
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Commitment to Mission in Action: NPCA Volunteers at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park


By Madeleine Starkey, Membership Senior Administrative Coordinator Many people seem surprised when they find out that, as an NPCA employee, a typical day on the job does not include hiking around in the parks we work so hard to protect. Like many of my coworkers, I spend 99 percent of my time at work behind a desk. Fortunately, a group [...]

Posted on: July 3 2013
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A Boaters’ Paradise That Preserves Coral Reefs: Creating an Anchorless Park


By Joe Kessler, President of the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park Imagine boating to paradise and then—without meaning to—causing it harm. Thanks to more than a decade of work in the Virgin Islands, a national park visit by boat is now gentler on the marine environment. The spectacular coastal scenery, crystal clear waters, reliable winds, and beautiful bays of [...]

Posted on: May 9 2013
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Connecting Students with Nature and History in Baltimore: How Crowdfunding Can Help


By Laura Bankey, Director of Conservation at the National Aquarium Fort McHenry is a source of fierce pride for the residents of Baltimore. It is here that our citizens stopped the British Navy from attacking the city during the Battle of Baltimore in September of 1814. The flag that flew over the fort the morning after the battle not only [...]

Posted on: April 24 2013
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