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10 Places to Celebrate Waterfall Season

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As temperatures warm, a season’s worth of snow will melt into rushing cascades of water. These 10 picture-perfect parks are great bets for experiencing a natural rush.

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Protecting Our Underwater Wonders

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Earlier this year, the West Coast realized its first marine wilderness at Point Reyes National Seashore in California. We can build on that success with a marine reserve at Biscayne National Park in Florida.

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A Victory for America's First National River

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NPCA and a coalition of environmental advocates have been working to protect Buffalo National River in Arkansas from a new factory farm sited six miles upstream of its pristine waters. A judge recently ruled to hold two federal agencies liable for a failed environmental review process.

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Congress Passes Historic "Parks Package"

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The Senate has passed a bipartisan package of national park bills authorizing the largest expansion of our National Park System since 1978. Years of advocacy and hard work led to this enormous win. Learn more about the legislation in our new FAQ.

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PARK ADVOCATE BLOG: LATEST NEWS

Finally, Here’s One Thing We Can All Agree On: Helping the Everglades

Everglades National Park, Florida.What is it about the Everglades that brings people together who can’t otherwise seem to agree on anything? For example, you might not expect Democratic National Committee Chair and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to have much in common with Tea Party-backed Republican Congressman Curt Clawson. They have different views on immigration, health care, and what […]

Trivia Challenge: The First National Park East of the Mississippi

The country's first national park east of the Mississippi.Q: Congress designated Yellowstone as the world’s first national park in 1872, then established a handful of other national parks around the turn of the 19th century, including Yosemite, Mount Rainier, Crater Lake, and Mesa Verde. Almost all of these earliest parks are on the western side of the country. Can you name the first […]

Protecting Our Underwater Wonders

Porcupinefish in Biscayne National Park.Earlier this month, my husband and I escaped the endless East Coast winter and traveled to California with NPCA partners and colleagues to celebrate the wilderness at Point Reyes National Seashore. While the park’s marine wilderness designation became official in November 2012, it wasn’t until January 1, 2015, that a series of legal battles finally […]

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