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Building (on) Bridges

For nearly a century, Anacostia Park in Washington, D.C., has served as a playground for area residents while also preserving […]

Bringing Down the Dams

People talk about overcoming obstacles, but when advocates literally move tons of concrete to help their local river and its […]

Summer learning in national parks

14 Summer Learning Adventures in National Parks

School may be out for the summer, but there are plenty of ways to explore science, history, and the arts—with […]

The pure glacial waters of Wrangell St. Elias National Park & Preserve ©NPS Photo

“What’s in the Water?” More Than You Might Expect

For many of us, national parks provide the clean water necessary for that unforgettable fishing trip or that swimming hole […]

GWARDC volunteers collect trash along the Anacostia River.

Laying the Groundwork: Reclaiming D.C.’s “Forgotten River”

Imagine having a beautiful river in your backyard, but being afraid to enjoy it. The Anacostia has a bad reputation […]