The Blue Ridge Parkway is 469 miles long and connects Shenandoah National Park in Virginia with Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. The Parkway was the first national
Every year, Congress recesses for the month of August. This time of year allows members of Congress to head back to their home states and meet with constituents. They want
School’s out for summer… and so is Congress. August recess has officially commenced, and our Congressional representatives are heading back to their home districts until the middle of September. Life
Welcome to the second issue of our Focus on Friends series. We’re keeping the ball rolling, highlighting an incredible group who supports several national parks in southeast Utah… The Friends
A friend of mine (Annie) just returned from a trip to Savannah, Georgia. Annie and her husband loved the graceful architecture, gorgeous green spaces, and the creative and fresh meals
Welcome to the inaugural issue of our Focus on Friends blog series. We are truly excited to bring you this guest blog post by Emilee Martell, an AmeriCorps VISTA member
The arrival of June is a goldmine for outdoor enthusiasts. Not only has June been christened Great Outdoors month, June is also known as National Camping month. I suppose the two
Cue the music… school’s out for summer and we’ve officially entered vacation season. Families across the country are planning their adventures, booking flights and mapping out road trips. Some hit
May 14, 2019 There’s been some movement on appropriations for fiscal year 2020 (FY20) in recent days. Last week, Secretary Bernhardt testified before the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee.
May 10, 2019 Mikah Meyer recently wrapped up an extraordinary journey; he visited all 419 units of the national park service in a three-year span. Meyer’s odyssey was a tribute
While national parks do an admirable job of upholding their mission and responsibilities, they can’t take care of our irreplaceable natural resources and our nation’s stories and heritage alone.
April 3, 2019 Making it Count The Coalition has come a long way since it’s inception in 2003. What was the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees has become the
February 26, 2019 Let’s Talk Budget The recent government shutdown continues to have far-reaching impacts on our national parks and national park service employees. And it continues to impact the
February 8, 2019 The Unseen Impacts “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.” Thomas Jefferson The damage
Protecting Alaska’s Carnivores January 31, 2019 Guest Blogger: Sanford (Sandy) Rabinowitch To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world. – John Muir
The Power of Presidential Sites The recent death of former President George H.W. Bush was a temporarily unifying moment for our divided country. His funeral brought together members of both
Help Us Continue To Protect Our Parks Just a quick note that our annual Giving Campaign has officially begun. Our current members have already received an email and you’ll receive
An Interview with Phil Francis, Board Chair for the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks “As a retiree, I knew that I wanted to protect the NPS, its parks and
Autumn is a magical time of year. The brilliant colors are awe-inspiring and there’s something about a chill in the air that feels invigorating. It’s a time to slow down and appreciate the ephemeral beauty of nature, to enjoy the great outdoors before the impending cold of winter.
Hispanic Heritage Month and our National Parks Our national parks are often referred to as America’s Best Idea and they have been set aside for the enjoyment of everyone. People