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“How Did They Let This Happen?” Reflections on the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Three Years Later

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By Edward Stierli, Steve & Roberta Denning Land Conservation Fellow Many of us remember the images from the tragic Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that left 11 people dead. The disaster opened a gushing wellhead that emptied 5,000 barrels of oil per day into the ocean off the coast of Louisiana. I worked as a teacher in Louisiana as these [...]

Posted on: April 19 2013
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Three Years Later: Gulf Coast Still Recovering from BP Oil Spill

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By Tom Kiernan, President of NPCA This Saturday, April 20, marks the third anniversary of the oil rig explosion that devastated coastal communities, waters, and lands in the Gulf of Mexico and imposed tragic loss among 11 families. Nearly three years ago, I flew over the Gulf of Mexico in a small plane, to see firsthand the devastating impacts the [...]

Posted on: April 18 2013
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Focus on Water: Celebrating World Water Day with Major Everglades Milestone

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By Sarah Gaines Barmeyer, Great Waters Program Manager Today, March 22, we celebrate World Water Day. Officially sanctioned by the United Nations, this year’s theme is water cooperation, which recognizes the need to balance demands and priorities among multiple players involved in water management decisions. Much of Everglades restoration is about water cooperation and finding appropriate management solutions to meet [...]

Posted on: March 22 2013
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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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