National Parks: Will We Recognize Them in 100 Years?

Join us for a conversation about threats to America’s treasured places and what is being done to secure their future— for the next 100 years. Come and connect with the national parks.

For more than a century, America’s national parks have grown and provided respite and inspiration for people—and sanctuary for wildlife. Now, national parks face immediate and long-term threats: energy development on their borders, rollbacks to longstanding protections like the Endangered Species Act, crumbling infrastructure, and not enough new champions in Congress.

Free. RSVP required

For more information or to RSVP, contact Timothy Leonard: 212-244-6081,


  • Ani Kame’enui, Director of Legislation and Policy: Ani Kame’enui began her career as a scientist and engineer. She made the transition to environmental policy over 10 years ago in hopes of making that science more accessible to political leaders through good lawmaking. Today, Ani oversees NPCA’s policy agenda. She remains a Westerner at heart and uses her own passion for place in lobbying on Capitol Hill.

  • Alan Spears, Cultural Resources Director: Alan Spears uses real-life stories and a conversational style to connect with his audiences. A longtime NPCA legislative representative and resident historian, he has helped ensure that important national stories are preserved for posterity.

100 YEARS OF PROTECTING NATIONAL PARKS: A century ago, visionaries with a passion for America’s national parks saw the need for a strong, independent voice speaking out on their behalf. With the strength of 1.3 million members and supporters, National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is that voice — and on May 19, 2019 we’ll celebrate 100 years of working to protect places of unparalleled natural wonder, historical significance and cultural value.

calendary icon Date March 20, 2019
  • Time:
    6:15 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • Location:
    Explorers Club 46 East 70th Street New York, NY 10021
  • Cost:
    Free. RSVP required.
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