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A Q&A with Teresa Baker, Founder of the African American National Parks Event

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A Q&A with Teresa Baker, Founder of the African American National Parks Event

California outdoorswoman Teresa Baker doesn’t just love national parks. She encourages thousands of people around the country to love them, […]

Youth Push for Pullman on Capitol Hill

Earlier this month, NPCA and its supporters met with members of Congress to discuss creating Chicago’s first national park in […]

Visitors explore the otherworldly landscape of Arabia Mountain in Georgia. Photo © David Foster.

This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: Lunar-Like Landscapes and Inspiring History Await at Arabia Mountain

Creating the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA) took some time—about 400 million years, give or take. Nature, history, and […]

The annual commemoration at Port Chicago. National Park Service photo.

Commemorate Black History Month in 5 Unexpected Places

National park rangers and staff are some of the nation’s best storytellers, charged with protecting the most momentous places in […]

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One Step Closer to Chicago’s First National Park

Today, just days after the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, Congress is one step closer to preserving a Chicago […]