October, 2012

National Parks Plus Kids: Inspiration, Perspiration, and Contemplation at Grand Teton

If you go to Grand Teton with kids, I have plenty of recommendations for you. For starters: Encourage your kids […]

César E. Chávez National Monument an Excellent First Step Toward Honoring the Influential Labor Leader

NPCA commends President Barack Obama for announcing on Monday that he will designate a César E. Chávez National Monument in […]

The author's husband shows a Joshua tree at Joshua Tree National Park some love.

Why This Election Matters for National Parks

Note: This is the first of several stories on the upcoming presidential election. You can sign NPCA’s petition urging the […]

Volunteers help with restoration projects at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Focus on Water: National Parks Play Vital Role in Restoring Great Lakes

Our national parks on the Great Lakes offer 620 miles of shoreline, beaches, dunes, and wetlands. These parks–like Sleeping Bear […]

Robert Garcia and his family in Yellowstone National Park.

If You Want Jobs and Justice, Keep Our National Parks Open

In the summer of 1963, when I was growing up in what is now Pico Union near downtown Los Angeles, […]