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10 Places to Celebrate Waterfall Season

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As temperatures warm, a season’s worth of snow will melt into rushing cascades of water. These 10 picture-perfect parks are great bets for experiencing a natural rush.

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Protecting Our Underwater Wonders

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Earlier this year, the West Coast realized its first marine wilderness at Point Reyes National Seashore in California. We can build on that success with a marine reserve at Biscayne National Park in Florida.

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A Victory for America's First National River

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NPCA and a coalition of environmental advocates have been working to protect Buffalo National River in Arkansas from a new factory farm sited six miles upstream of its pristine waters. A judge recently ruled to hold two federal agencies liable for a failed environmental review process.

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Congress Passes Historic "Parks Package"

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The Senate has passed a bipartisan package of national park bills authorizing the largest expansion of our National Park System since 1978. Years of advocacy and hard work led to this enormous win. Learn more about the legislation in our new FAQ.

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PARK ADVOCATE BLOG: LATEST NEWS

The Best of America, Free

The national parks belong to all of us. Photo © Aaron Bates.On April 18 and 19, you can participate in one of the country’s greatest bargains of the year. Acadia, Yosemite, Zion, Harpers Ferry, Rocky Mountain, and hundreds of other iconic parks will waive their entrance fees as part of the kick-off to National Park Week, which runs through April 26. Though only 127 of the […]

Finally, Here’s One Thing We Can All Agree On: Helping the Everglades

Everglades National Park, Florida.What is it about the Everglades that brings people together who can’t otherwise seem to agree on anything? For example, you might not expect Democratic National Committee Chair and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to have much in common with Tea Party-backed Republican Congressman Curt Clawson. They have different views on immigration, health care, and what […]

Trivia Challenge: The First National Park East of the Mississippi

The country's first national park east of the Mississippi.Q: Congress designated Yellowstone as the world’s first national park in 1872, then established a handful of other national parks around the turn of the 19th century, including Yosemite, Mount Rainier, Crater Lake, and Mesa Verde. Almost all of these earliest parks are on the western side of the country. Can you name the first […]

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