NPCA AT WORK:

Getting a jump on invasive carp

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Photo © Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal/Zumapress

Imagine canoeing at a national park and watching a fish as big as a golden retriever jump ten feet out of the water and fly toward your boat. Absurd as it sounds, invasive Asian carp have been doing just that, threatening boaters and ecosystems in the Midwest. Fortunately, a new law will help corral these intruders.

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Do national parks matter to Millennials?

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© Dana Romanoff

One student with an on-again, off-again relationship with the outdoors asked a few of her peers about their connection with nature.

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Destination: Darkness

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NPS photo by Jacob W. Frank

The Colorado Plateau has the largest concentration of national parks in the country—and some of the darkest night skies in the continental United States. The Park Service and NPCA are working to protect darkness as a diminishing natural resource in the region—learn about upcoming events and how you can help.

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See America

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© Brixton Doyle

NPCA and the Creative Action Network have set out to inspire a new generation of artists and nature lovers with the See America Project, a crowdsourced art campaign influenced by New Deal-era national park posters. Our new website showcases artists around the country celebrating our national parks and other treasured sites.

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PARK ADVOCATE BLOG: LATEST NEWS

Trivia Challenge: Can You Name This Historic Site?

Painstakingly reproduced locomotives meet on a historic track at the 2005 reenactment of the golden spike ceremony.Q: In 1869, engineers connected two railway lines in northwestern Utah, completing the world’s first transcontinental railroad. What national park site commemorates this historic event?   A: About 90 miles north of Salt Lake City, the Golden Spike National Historic Site captures the moment on May 10, 1869 when the Central Pacific and Union Pacific […]

Bringing Down the Dams

Organizations are joining together to remove the Harvell Dam to restore aquatic life in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.People talk about overcoming obstacles, but when advocates literally move tons of concrete to help their local river and its wildlife, it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase. This summer, the landscapes of two mighty rivers in the Chesapeake watershed will experience an awakening. Several organizations are working together to remove two dams—the […]

Thomas “Yellowstone” Moran: Influencing Change with Art

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone by painter Thomas Moran, 1904.Can one person’s artistic vision create change and protect something astounding? In the case of painter Thomas Moran, one man’s art was a major influence in preserving what is now one of the world’s most cherished places: Yellowstone National Park. Long before America had a National Park Service or a National Park System, mountain men and […]

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