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Once the Parks are Gone...
Carol Nonnenmacher , October 27, 2012
very simply once the parks are gone they will never come back
Our National Parks are Glorious Cathedrals
Gary Sanchez , October 16, 2012
Our National Parks are Glorious Cathedrals where our blessed natural world is held sacred and where those who worship the Works of the Eternal can meet and bask in our Love of Nature.
Our National Treasures
Janet , October 9, 2012
I highly recommend that everyone see the Ken Burns DVDs on the history of the National Parks and National Monuments available from PBS. It is amazing how many people dedicated their lives to ensure that future generations could enjoy the natural...
John Damberg , October 5, 2012
I spent the summers of 1980-85 working in Montana's beautiful Glacier National Park, which were 5 of the best summers of my life working in this awesome place. I now live in Anchorage, Ak and I visit Alaska's many nationals parks on a regular...
We need these places
Barbara Efraimson , September 29, 2012
I've visited the Great Smokey Mountains and it's just awe-inspiring. I've also been in the Adirondack Park, repeatedly because I live so close to it, and it, too, gives you the feeling of being there alone to witness the peace and beauty that...
aw hess , September 29, 2012
The United States is a big country with citizens from all corners of the planet. We are fortunate to benefitted from enlightened leadership from our founders and leaders that followed. Democracy, free speech, and freedom from a state religion...
A little here, a little there all adds up
Tommy Tomlin , September 17, 2012
A little here, a little there all adds up and provides an effective organization like NPCA with resources to help promote and protect or national parks. This organization has an excellent record and proven to be a productive voice for those who...
America at Her Best
Gigi Jordan Hunter , September 6, 2012
American history has always been one of my passions. We have such a beautiful nation with a very rich history. I taught in the Missouri public school system for 28 years and in that time I witnessed the decline of our teaching of American...
Keep The Faith
Steve Ruhl , September 5, 2012
Since our Nation began, our fathers and grandfathers took great pains to set aside some of the best things this nation is made of so further generations could enjoy the wonders that make this a truelly great place to live!I think it is a crime to...
Our Gift to Ourselves
Wilma Reeder , September 7, 2012
National Parks are the gifts that keep on giving generation after generation. We must preserve what we have for our children and their children.
Creation at its Best
Marcella James , September 5, 2012
My Husband and I traveled extensively before he became ill. He passed away several years ago and I miss so much vacations and seeing the wonders of God. I contribute so that my grandchildren and my great grandchildren will be able to experience...
Good Thing for the World
lisong , August 31, 2012
I am doing this is not only for the National parks in the U.S. but try to do good thing for the world because the nature is belong to all human kind on this planet. American has the best system to have and protect the nature. As a international...
National Treasures
Ed Alto , August 28, 2012
Like any treasure, to find one is exhilarating, to lose one would be heartbreaking. Our National Parks are treasures, treasures that everyone can find and use to enrich their lives in so many ways. I've discovered 38 of these treasures so far and...
The Earth's Future
Ed Elefante , August 14, 2012
I am donating to this cause to protect this planet and the creatures that live on it, especially for our children, our children's children, and so on. If we do not protect it, they will never see the beauty of this planet - only from pictures of...
Walking the ADT
Nelson Wiest , August 24, 2012
My daughter and son in-law, Sheri and Randy Propster, walked the ADT in 2006. We visited them on occasion while they walked and listened to their wonderful experiences. They since are the ambassadors for the Get Out More Tour from Backpacker...
Keep the national parks
David Baker , August 21, 2012
After I retired I decided to travel around the country. I loaded my tent, sleeping bag and various equipment into my car and took off. The trip lasted seven months and most of my camping was done in National Parks. Not only did I see the beauty...
The Best Parts of America
Jody , August 16, 2012
After having my first child I began looking for places to take him to expose him to nature. After hiking locally (in New England) he wanted to see more. We wanted to find unique and beautiful places. Of course, this led me to our nation's...
Protecting Our Parks
Donna Mager , August 8, 2012
It seems that there are always interests, apart from environmentalists, that want "something" from our National Parks. Therefore, it is urgent that we vigorously support our Parks. Protecting the parks means guarding the land, the wildlife and the...
Kudos to Seth Shteir
William Morgan , August 7, 2012
Since moving out to the Mojave Desert of Southern California in 2007, I have witnessed our desert come under constant attach. One stalwart and devoted defender of our National Parks and Preserves in this area is Seth Shteir, the California Desert...
More land set aside, not less
Jennifer-UTAH , August 7, 2012
We just returned from a week long vacation to Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, Badlands National Park, and the Black Hills. Thank heaven that someone had the vision to set aside these jewels. Our children were amazed at the wildlife and beauty...
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