#cleanair4parks

Let our leaders know why clean air matters to you. Share your experience!

  • Greetings from Joshua Tree National Park

    As housing and development and energy exploration continues to grow in the United States, the importance of preserving untouched spaces has become of paramount importance. And because the views and clear skies are important to the national park experience, they should be untouched by industry and development as well. In…

  • Greetings from Joshua Tree National Park

    The views are a key feature of Joshua Tree National Park. From Keys View, you can see the Mexican border a hundred miles away on a clear day. But on days when air pollution blows in from the Port of Los Angeles, the inland empire and car-centric suburbs, you can…

  • Greetings from Big Bend National Park

    In West Texas, power plants in the U.S. and Mexico add to other man-made pollutants to foul the air of Big Bend National Park. This is not just a problem with vision, but human, plant and animal health as well. There is some indication that many of our cultural, historical…

  • Greetings from Crater Lake National Park

    One of my most memorable experiences visiting Crater Lake was being there at night, and just looking up at the night sky filled with more stars than I had ever seen. Every year I grow more concerned with the numerous threats Crater Lake is facing, from decreased air quality, to…

  • Greetings from Sequoia National Park

    In the past few years I have seen changes in visibility of the sky-scape at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, because of the large amounts of particulate matter and other airborne toxins from the Central Valley. On a poor air quality day, you can only see what looks like…

  • Greetings from Shenandoah National Park

    I’ve been going to Shenandoah National Park for almost 30 years. As a nature and wildlife photographer, I’m extremely concerned about environmental quality in general and air quality in particular. Air quality isn’t a stand-alone issue. It also affects water quality and livability and the enjoyability of the park itself.…

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