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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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How Much Pollution Is Too Much?

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The EPA has proposed new standards to regulate ozone—but it could be a tough fight to enact these stronger, life-saving protections. Help NPCA take a stand for cleaner air.

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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

Reflecting on Selma, 50 Years Later

Peaceful protesters march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.On March 7, 1965, courage and villainy collided on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, when John Lewis and more than 500 other peaceful protesters marched for their constitutional right to vote. Almost 50 years ago, these demonstrators began forging a trail toward Montgomery that is now memorialized as a national park site—the Selma […]

It’s Waterfall Season! 10 Places to Celebrate

Elves Chasm in Grand Canyon National Park.As temperatures warm, a season’s worth of snow will melt into rushing cascades of water. Early spring is generally the best time to see waterfalls, before summer’s heat dries up the flow (though there are a couple of exceptions below). These ten picture-perfect parks are great bets to experience a natural rush. Click the photos […]

On the Trail with Magellan

A marker in the Great Smoky Mountains for one of America's most famous trails., the Appalachian Trail.Soon, the first signs of spring will arrive in Georgia. For some hardy souls, its arrival will be like a race’s starting gun, propelling them on a journey over mountains and across state borders. These individuals are the Appalachian Trail thru-hikers. Though thousands of people walk this world-renowned trail each year, outdoor lovers exploring the […]

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