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Florida Students Discover the Beauty of the Everglades by Reviving a Long-Lost Community Park

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By Kahlil Kettering, Biscayne Restoration Program Analyst Too often when we think of national parks, we think of distant places enjoyed by tourists—yet millions of people in cities across the country are just a bus ride or a quick car trip away from these inspirational places. Part of what I do is help connect people—especially kids and young adults—to the [...]

Posted on: November 28 2012
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Beyond Outreach: How to Deeply Engage New Audiences

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By Rebecca Stanfield McCown, Community Engagement and Partnerships Coordinator for the Conservation Study Institute of the National Park Service Engagement is a fairly common word these days. Companies, non-profits, and public land managers alike are looking for ways to connect with the changing demographic of the American public. But when it comes to engagement, what is really working? What efforts [...]

Posted on: October 24 2012
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Friday Photo: Four Tons of Buffelgrass No Match for Hard-Working Volunteers

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Last weekend, thousands of people around the country turned out to participate in National Public Lands Day, including about 60 volunteers who helped pull an invasive plant known as buffelgrass from areas around Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona. It was a hot day. Soaring temperatures meant we had to start early in the morning and quit around 11 a.m.–but even in that short window, [...]

Posted on: October 5 2012
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Focus on Water: National Parks Play Vital Role in Restoring Great Lakes

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Our national parks on the Great Lakes offer 620 miles of shoreline, beaches, dunes, and wetlands. These parks–like Sleeping Bear Dunes along Lake Michigan, Isle Royale in Lake Superior, and Perry’s Victory in Lake Erie–have tremendous biological, historical, and recreational value for the more than six million people that visit each year. And these national parks are economic generators, with [...]

Posted on: October 2 2012
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Friday Photo: Living History and Solemn Reflection at Antietam Commemoration

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On September 17, 1862, the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia battled for twelve savage hours on the banks of Antietam Creek in Maryland. When the fighting was over, 23,000 people had been killed, wounded, or declared missing, making that one day the bloodiest in the history of the Civil War. The Union Army’s performance led President Abraham Lincoln to [...]

Posted on: September 28 2012
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