NPCA AT WORK:

9 Great Spots to See Wildflowers

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Soon, national parks in some of the warmest regions of the country will begin blooming with a new season’s worth of wildflowers. What better way to shake off the winter doldrums than to watch the landscape come alive with color?

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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

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 […]

FAQ: New National Monument at Pullman Shines a Spotlight on Community Spirit and Our Shared Heritage

President Obama speaks about Pullman's significance at the ceremony to designate the site a national monument.Earlier today, President Obama stood in front of hundreds of community advocates in Chicago and declared Pullman a national monument. This long-awaited event is the result of years of work by NPCA and so many people that care about this place’s significant contributions to our shared history, from the U.S. labor movement to Civil Rights. […]

Park Service Releases Most-Visited National Park Sites of 2014

Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California, the most popular site in the national park system in 2014.Yesterday, the National Park Service released data on the number of people who visited sites throughout the park system in 2014. The whopping 292.8 million total visits broke the previous record of 287.2 million visits set in 1987 and was 7 percent higher than the 273.6 million visits throughout the park system in 2013. (You can find last year’s […]

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