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“A Gift of the Whole People”: How Crowdfunding Can Help Revitalize National Parks

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by Erin Barnes, ioby Co-Founder and Executive Director NPCA recently forged a new partnership with the organization I helped found, ioby, as a way to provide a platform for local groups to crowdfund projects in our country’s beloved national parks. It sounds like a cutting-edge idea, and it is—though another cause beat us to the punch by more than a [...]

Posted on: February 25 2013
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A Valentine’s Day Q&A with Audrey Peterman: One Enthusiast’s “Love Letter to the Parks”

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In 1995, Audrey Peterman and her husband Frank packed up their car and traveled 12,000 miles to national parks around the country for the first time, despite the protests of family and friends who worried for their safety. For two months they had life-changing experiences in places where they were often the only African Americans in crowds of people. They [...]

Posted on: February 14 2013
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New Trails Make Acadia’s Beauty More Accessible

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By April Mims, NPCA’s Northeast Program Manager As a resident of the New York City area and the wife of a business school student, I’ve spent countless hours listening to my peers discuss which new mobile app or digital tool will revolutionize America and improve the quality of life for people throughout the nation. Yet, I remain convinced that one [...]

Posted on: December 19 2012
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Restoration + Poetry = Stewardship

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Lessons from NPCA’s Nature Valley Restoration Event at Big Morongo Canyon Preserve By Seth Shteir, California Desert Field Representative As a former teacher, I’ve always associated autumn with buying pencils and notebooks and easing back into the school year. However, in my newer role as NPCA’s California Desert Field Representative, the season has taken on a whole new meaning. The fall is [...]

Posted on: December 13 2012
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Want to Feel Happy and Appreciated? Help Out at a National Park

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It’s a joyful, even goofy grin that I’ve learned to look for on the faces of National Park Service staff managing volunteer service projects. It’s a look that says, “You didn’t have to be here today, but you came anyway, and I’m so happy that you did.” I got to see that look first-hand when I joined 11 other staff [...]

Posted on: November 30 2012
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