August Actions

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

Advocacy in August

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

The Power of a Good Story

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

The Great Outdoors

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

The Road Less Traveled

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

LWCF and the Push for Funding

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.

Focus on Friends

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.

Making it Count

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

Let’s Talk Budget

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

The Unseen Impacts

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

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 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

Fall for a National Park

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.