Latest National Parks Conservation Association Stories

2014-06-12 08:21:36

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION WILL SUPPORT GRANTS FOCUSED ON CONSERVATION AND MORE WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has awarded Impact Grants to nine national parks thanks to a $1.4 million donation from Subaru of America. Subaru made this significant contribution to the National Park Foundation through the sixth annual "Share the Love" event. For every new vehicle sold or leased during the event,...

2014-05-21 16:23:08

Ford Administration NPS Director Gary Everhardt Joins Coalition of National Park Service Retirees; Group Played Vital Role in 2013 Sequestration/Government Shutdown Battle. WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From its humble beginnings as a group of just three former National Park Service (NPS) employees speaking out in 2003 against proposed cuts to national park budgets to a major advocacy organization representing a collective 30,000 years of NPS work experience, the...

2014-04-26 23:00:44

Today the nation’s leading park advocacy organization, the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), and the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, filed an amicus brief in support of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, a plan for restoring clean water in Chesapeake streams and rivers. NPCA, the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, and 26 additional organizations are urging the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Third Circuit to uphold a federal district court’s September 2013 ruling...

2014-04-02 08:24:51

"Promoting Green Travel to National Parks in the USA" HOUSTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JustGreen Lifestyle, a Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE/TSX: JE) brand and the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) are currently partners in an effort to help preserve our national parks and promote greener travel. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121031/CL02947LOGO As part of the partnership, JustGreen Lifestyle has donated carbon credits to offset the greenhouse gas emissions...

2014-03-26 20:20:43

CNPSR: National Monuments And Parks Are Bipartisan; "Extreme Politics" Behind H.R. 1459 Vote Has no Place in Deciding the Fate of Future National Parks and Monuments WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what may be the single darkest day ever for U.S. national monuments and parks, "extreme politics" prevailed today when the U.S. House of Representatives voted in support of H.R. 1459 (widely known as the "Anti-National Parks Bill"), according to the 950-member...

2014-02-18 08:24:10

Award Winning Country-Rock Songstress Announces Partnership to Write and Perform Anthem for NPCA in Honor of the National Parks Centennial WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After receiving an overwhelming response from her National 2013/2014 "MAGIC" Tour Kick-off Concert and selling out dozens of shows across America including Los Angeles, New York City and Philadelphia, award-winning songstress Doreen Taylor has been honorably chosen to collaborate with the nation's leading...

2014-02-06 23:01:30

National Parks Conservation Association, Dine’ CARE, To Nizhoni Ani, the Grand Canyon Trust, the San Juan Citizens Alliance and Sierra Club ask Sec. Sally Jewell to certify the negative impact on Grand Canyon National Park by the Navajo Generating Station. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 For decades, air pollution from Navajo Generating Station (NGS) has plagued the Grand Canyon, which sits just 12 miles from the outdated coal-fired power plant, according to the National...

2013-11-25 23:03:38

National parks group calls on Congress to end sequester cuts, restore funding. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 As members of Congress work to find agreement through a budget conference before December 13, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today released a new infographic that offers insights into how national parks and communities nationwide have suffered from ongoing funding cuts and the recent closure of parks during the government shutdown. NPCA is calling...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'