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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]