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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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Mid-Atlantic Regional Reports

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Colonial National Historical Park Enhances Economic Vitality in Virginia’s Historic Triangle
--September 2011
report coverThe third in our series, this Making Connections report demonstrates the pivotal role Colonial National Historical Park plays to enhance the economic base of the Historic Triangle in Virginia (Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg). Colonial National Historical Park serves not only as an important destination for visitors but as a connection between the public and private sites in the region that preserve and interpret America’s history. The report also identifies issues and opportunities that could affect the future of the park and the surrounding communities, including the negative impacts of coal-fired power plants and the positive addition of a proposed new national park at Fort Monroe.

Making Connections: Linking Outdoor Recreation, Open Space & History at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and Nearby Communities
--November 2010
report coverThis Making Connections report offers insights into the links between open space, outdoor recreation, and history at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and nearby communities.  The report suggests opportunities for localities to leverage the national park in their midst by encouraging thoughtful development of recreational amenities, and discusses resulting benefits such as increased recreational opportunities for residents and tourists alike, and positive economic benefits.

Making Connections: Building a healthy future for Shenandoah National Park and its gateway communities--January 2010
report coverThis report surveys important aspects of the interdependence between Shenandoah National Park and its neighbors, and offers insight into Shenandoah’s positive economic influence on surrounding communities.

Climate Change and National Park Wildlife: A Survival Guide for a Warming World--July 2009
report coverNPCA’s report highlights the impacts of climate change on the Chesapeake Bay’s iconic native oyster, and recommends actions to promote resiliency in the face of climate change effects in the region’s streams, rivers, and the Bay itself.

 Dark Horizons: 10 National Parks Most Threatened by New Coal-Fired Power Plants--May 2008
report coverAmericans expect and deserve clean air when they visit our national parks! NPCA's new report highlights the ten national parks most threatened by new coal-fired power plants, and calls on the Administration to abandon its effort to permit more harmful air pollution near national parks.

America's Heritage For Sale--April 2008
report coverTo protect our national heritage, NPCA is calling on Congress and the next Administration to provide the funding needed to acquire the critical, 1.8 million acres of private land within the boundaries of our national parks, or risk losing it to development.

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