NPCA believes that engaging the next generation is critical to ensuring the protection of our national parks, which is why we launched the Next Generation Advisory Council.

The Council brings together a group of individuals, ages 18-34, to explore effective methods of engaging younger generations in national park advocacy and protection. As a diverse group of leaders and advocates, members of the Next Generation Advisory Council work closely with NPCA to ensure the protection, enhancement, and enjoyment of our natural and historic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

Saad Amer

Zachary Bolick

David Donatti

Diquan Edmonds

Sally Garcia

Nicole Jackson

Qwynne Lackey

Chris Liu

Jessica Loya

Nicholas Maya

Steffanie Munguia

Tasfia Nayem

Alfonso Orozco

Jacob Ross

Ayomide Sekiteri

Andrew Yip

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    Apr 2021 | By Jennifer Errick

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