National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)

NPCA is a non-profit, private organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, and enhancing the U.S. National Park System.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Governor and Cabinet Send Message to County--Do Not Expand Urban Development Boundary
The Governor's cabinet submitted a final order on July 28 against expansion of the Urban Development Boundary (UDB) in west Miami-Dade County. This order will prevent an oversized Lowes development proposal outside the urban core of Miami from moving forward on top of wetlands next to Everglades National Park, and is the result of a lawsuit brought forward last year by the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) along with the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and 1000 Friends of Florida.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
NPCA Commends Sec. Salazar for Suspending Uranium Mining Claims Near Grand Canyon
Statement by David Nimkin, Southwest Regional Director: "Secretary Salazar is to be commended for a decision to halt new mining claims on Arizona lands near Grand Canyon National Park pending review, and for letting science and well-informed decision-making prevail. The withdrawal of mining claims will allow for a careful review of almost 11,000 uranium mining claims that have been filed in the past few years within the Grand Canyon's watershed.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Congressional Hearing Today: Parks Group Supports Legislation to Establish Two New National Park Sites to Commemorate the Life of Harriet Tubman
The nation's leading voice for the national parks, the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today voiced support for legislation under consideration in Congress (S. 227) to establish the new Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, New York, and the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park on the Eastern shore of Maryland-the first sites in the National Park System to specifically honor Tubman.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Report Finds Lake Clark National Park in Pristine Condition, Resources Threatened by Mining
An assessment released today by the nation's leading voice for the national parks, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), finds that Lake Clark National Park & Preserve's ecosystem is in excellent condition, receiving one of the highest scores among parks assessed throughout the nation, largely because of the park's remoteness, lack of major road systems, and distance from sources of pollution.
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Thursday, May 28, 2009
Interior Secretary Salazar Visits Everglades; Parks Group Advocates for Commitment to Everglades Restoration and National Park
"Today's visit by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to the Everglades provides him an opportunity to see firsthand the critical need to restore our historic River of Grass. A healthy and revitalized Everglades is the bedrock of South Florida's environment, economy, and quality of life.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
National Park Rangers and Park Advocates Outraged by Votes Allowing Loaded Guns in National Parks
"We are disappointed in the members of the House and Senate who allowed this amendment to pass, as well as in President Obama. By not taking a stand to prevent this change, they have sacrificed public safety and national park resources in favor of the political agenda of the National Rifle Association. This amendment had no hearing or review, and will increase the risk of poaching, vandalism of historic park treasures, and threats to park visitors and staff."
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Loaded Guns Don't Belong in National Parks
"While the Bush Administration's proposed regulation, which was struck down in court, was limited to concealed-carry handguns, the Coburn rider would allow individuals to attend ranger led hikes and campfire programs carrying loaded shotguns, rifles, and semi-automatic weapons at Yellowstone, Yosemite and Grand Canyon National Parks, and many other national historic sites and battlefields.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
New Study Finds Tennessee Civil War National Parks Need Additional Funding to Preserve Historic Battlefields and Tell Civil War Stories
As we commemorate National Armed Forces Day, the nation's leading voice for the national parks, the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), today released a new assessment recommending additional federal funding to maintain several of the nation's historic Civil War battlefields.
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Thursday, May 07, 2009
National Parks Conservation Association Praises Obama Budget for National Parks
“President Obama has proposed a fiscal year 2010 budget for the national parks that takes needed action toward restoring our national treasures.
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Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Park Advocates Move Forward With Legal Challenge to Ordinance Permitting Inappropriate Development in Valley Forge National Hist
Lower Providence residents and the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) yesterday followed the direction of the federal court and moved forward in Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas with their case to protect Valley Forge National Historical Park (NHP) from inappropriate development. In addition, residents and the National Parks Conservation Association filed an appeal of the federal court decision not to hear the claims.
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