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The Elwha River, Undammed at Last

There’s plenty I could say about my recent rafting trip down the newly restored Elwha River, but sometimes a simple […]

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Restoring Chesapeake National Park Waters One River at a Time

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

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 […]

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Trivia Challenge: Name This “Crooked River” Park

Q: Decades before this Midwestern site officially became a national park, the severe pollution in its river outraged and embarrassed […]