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“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 […]

12 of America’s Best National Park Beaches

Still recovering from the long, cold winter … or just need some sun and surf in your travel plans this […]

The Kemps-ridley sea turtle, recently reintroduced to Padre Island National Seashore in Texas, is the most endangered sea turtle in the world. National Park Service photo.

Meet 9 Endangered National Park Animals

The news is grim for many threatened plants and animals struggling to adapt to habitat loss, changing climate patterns, development, […]

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Got Milkweed? Crowdfunding Creates a Butterfly Effect for National Parks

Late last month, 30 middle-school students in Queens, New York, planted 200 new milkweed plants at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife […]

NPCA staff and youth leaders lobby on Capitol Hill. Photo © NPCA.

Why We Lobby: Park Advocates Take to the Hill

By Barry Cox Lobbying has a bad reputation, but the truth is, the right of American citizens to petition their […]