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YOU can help protect your national parks!

Help us reach our $401,000 goal by 12/31 so we can start 2015 strong defending them.

The national parks are yours.

Make your year-end, tax-deductible contribution to protect them today!

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8 Perfect Parks for a Holiday Adventure

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Try something new with your holiday routine—by checking out some old and cherished traditions from around the country. These fun celebrations offer great incentives to get out and enjoy the season in a national park.

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Victory: Incinerator Project Defeated at Monocacy

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For nearly a decade, county officials in Maryland had been planning to build a large trash-burning incinerator just yards away from the park boundary at Monocacy National Battlefield. NPCA and its supporters opposed the ill-conceived plan in numerous ways over the years. Last month, the board of county commissioners finally reassessed and scrapped the project.

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A Double Threat to an American Icon

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Developers in Arizona have proposed two very bad ideas that could irreversibly impact the Grand Canyon. NPCA takes these two threats very seriously, but it’s too soon for public action—yet. Here’s why.

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Get Away to Natural Bridges

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Natural Bridges is Utah’s first national park site, one of the very darkest spots for stargazing in the country, and the only place where you can find three natural bridges in such close proximity. Get tips on what to see and do at this underappreciated park.

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PARK ADVOCATE BLOG: LATEST NEWS

5 Ways the New Congress Can Support National Parks

The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.If you’re looking forward to the New Year and getting ready to turn over a new leaf, you aren’t alone. In our nation’s capital, the 114th Congress begins on January 6 with a renewed sense of purpose. Lawmakers will reappoint their leaders, select their committee assignments, and put forward a new slate of bills. Even […]

Trivia Challenge: The World’s First National Park Cave

The only known natural entrance to the first national park cave in the world.Q: National parks protect the country’s most treasured landscapes, including a wealth of natural resources under the Earth’s crust. The United States was the first place in the world to designate a cave as a national park. Can you name this park?   A: The U.S. National Park System boasts several exceptional underground park sites, […]

Historic “Parks Package” Passes Congress

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas is an exceptional economic engine for the local community. Now, thanks to new legislation, Congress is expanding this park site.Today, Congress authorized the largest expansion of the National Park System since 1978 by passing the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 3979): a remarkable achievement. This legislation includes a public lands title with more than a dozen park bills and represents an enormous bipartisan win that celebrates America’s public lands and history and truly shows how national parks […]

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