All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘urban parks’

Laying the Groundwork: Reclaiming D.C.’s “Forgotten River”


By Ed Stierli, Chesapeake Field Representative Imagine having a beautiful river in your backyard, but being afraid to enjoy it. The Anacostia has a bad reputation in Maryland and Washington, D.C., as one of the nation’s most endangered rivers. Suffering from heavy pollution and a lack of interest, some locals have dubbed the Anacostia the “forgotten river.” Thankfully, community advocates [...]

Posted on: February 11 2014
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One Step Closer to Chicago’s First National Park


By Lynn McClure, Director of NPCA’s Midwest Regional Office Today, just days after the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, Congress is one step closer to preserving a Chicago site rich with Civil Rights and labor rights history by introducing legislation that would name the historic Pullman neighborhood as the city’s first national park. The Pullman Company was home to [...]

Posted on: January 24 2014
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Restoring Resiliency at Dyke Marsh


By Glenda C. Booth, President, Friends of Dyke Marsh A year ago, Superstorm Sandy slammed the East Coast, demonstrating once again the power of nature. It left behind $65 billion in damage affecting 24 states and 70 national parks. Sandy’s fury was also a reminder of the power of nature’s ecological services, including the ability of wetlands, beaches, underwater grasses, [...]

Posted on: December 11 2013
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GirlTrek Takes On National Parks and Helps Black Women and Girls Take Back Their Health


By Sandria M. Washington, GirlTrek Volunteer Leader During the month of August, black women and girls from across the country laced up their boots and stepped out to walk in national parks as part of GirlTrek’s Summer Trek Series, a partnership with the National Park Service to support “Healthy Parks, Healthy People.” GirlTrek, a national nonprofit and health organization that [...]

Posted on: September 19 2013
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A Legacy Marches On: Remembering the March on Washington 50 Years Later


By Katherine McKinney, Mid-Atlantic Senior Program Coordinator and Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications “We cannot walk alone.” With those words, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. urged a nation to recognize that the destiny—and the freedom—of all Americans is a shared one. Today, we reflect on an August afternoon 50 years ago, when a quarter of a million people walked together, uniting in the March [...]

Posted on: August 28 2013
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