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A Transformative Victory: A Q&A with Don Barger on Progress Reducing Coal-Based Pollution in the Southeast

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By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications In 2011, NPCA helped broker a historic agreement with the country’s largest power utility, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), to retrofit or retire 54 of its 59 coal-fired boilers. This agreement, known as a consent decree, is not only having a measurable impact on air quality, it’s turning out to be a smart business decision [...]

Posted on: December 4 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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Focus on Water: Florida Ups the Ante in Everglades Restoration with $90 Million Funding Surprise

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By Sarah Gaines Barmeyer, Associate Director, Great Waters Program Disastrous flooding in South Florida is making the news again as water from Lake Okeechobee overflows and is released through the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries. Unfortunately, this is something that we see all too often in the region—the water that should naturally flow south from Lake Okeechobee is trapped by man-made barriers [...]

Posted on: September 24 2013
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20 Years of “Helping Hands for Public Lands”

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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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New GeoStory Highlights National Parks in the Chesapeake

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The dog days of summer are here and many in the Mid-Atlantic are escaping to the Chesapeake’s waters for its miles of shorelines offering world-class fishing, boating, and beaches. The Chesapeake landscape encompasses more than 50 national parks, and the health of these parks is directly linked to the health of the waters that flow through and around them. NPCA’s [...]

Posted on: July 26 2013
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