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The Best of America, Free: It’s National Parks Week

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“This land was made for you and me,” Woody Guthrie famously sang, and this is the week to prove him right. Acadia, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Gettysburg, Olympic, Rocky Mountain—all of these iconic places and hundreds more are all FREE to enter, now through April 28 as part of National Parks Week. This annual Earth Week celebration serves as a [...]

Posted on: April 22 2013
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Best of the ‘Net: A Roundup of Fun Park Stuff Online–the Week Before National Park Week Edition

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As we approach National Park Week, April 20-28, we have discovered some great lists, challenges, and pages to follow on Facebook. People love their top ten lists! This week I discovered a few of these resources to help you make your park plans. Don’t forget our national parks are FEE-FREE April 22-26. National parks are amazing destinations to pack up the [...]

Posted on: April 19 2013
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Best of the ‘Net: A Roundup of Fun Park Stuff Online–April Fools’ Edition

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This week’s roundup of the best park stories online was an interesting one due to April Fools’ Day. Some of these stories are real and some are fake, but I actually believed one of the fake ones–for a moment. Guess which one. 1. I’d like to say we have all been there—setting the story straight about what it is that [...]

Posted on: April 5 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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Santa Monica Mountains for All: Expanding the Largest Urban National Park for Green Justice

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By Ramya Sivasubramanian, Assistant Director and Counsel with The City Project The Santa Monica Mountains are L.A.’s backyard, but for children of color living in poverty with no access to a car, they may as well be worlds away. Expanding the largest urban national park in the country and creating adequate public transportation to the park will bring this resource to all [...]

Posted on: January 15 2013
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