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UPDATE March 22, 2010: The version of the H.R. 1612 passed by Congress on Saturday March 20th, while it includes many important elements, fails to deliver the benefits it was drafted to provide. Some last minute amendments greatly restrict the size and scope of the program and require that 75 percent of the funding be restricted to largely firefighting activities. This means Service Corps participants can only engage in a fraction of the national park visitor service and maintenance efforts that were in the original bill. These amendments change the nature of the program and limit the range of skill development for program participants.

NPCA urges the Senate to move quickly to pass a clean version of the bill that does not restrict the funding or scope of the program, that equitably and rationally distributes resources among participating agencies, and, most importantly, puts more young Americans to work in national parks in rural and urban locations across our country.

NPCA would like to thank supporters for taking action on this bill. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for news and alerts at our Take Action center so we can keep you informed of legislative developments on the Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2009.

Take Action: Fracking Threatens Health of National Parks

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If the administration does not establish rules that effectively regulate environmental impacts of fracking, more than 100 of our most treasured national parks may be harmed. Tell the president that fracking must be done in a way that protects our parks.

Parks, Not Pipelines!

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Tell Congress that national parks are not the place for gas pipelines! Tell your representatives in the House to oppose H.R. 2295 and your senators to oppose S. 411 and S. 1196.

Tell the Army Corps of Engineers: Don't Allow Historic Jamestown to be Sacrificed for a Large-Scale Energy Corridor!

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Tell the Army Corps of Engineers that we can meet our energy demands without sacrificing our history and heritage! Historic Jamestown and the Captain John Smith Trail are NOT the right places for a transmission line that can be built elsewhere.

Congress: Please Restore Park Funding for 2016

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The Park Service proposed budget for next year makes a much-needed investment in our country's most treasured natural and historical places. Urge your members of Congress to support the requested funding increase for national parks in Fiscal Year 2016.

Tell Congress: Protect the Antiquities Act

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Tell your representative to oppose amendments to the Interior Appropriations bill that would dismantle the Antiquities Act.

Ask Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to Protect Yellowstone's Bison

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Please join NPCA in urging Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and the Obama Administration to provide a new future for bison management by completing the new Bison Conservation Plan by 2016.

Keep National Parks Safe from Oil spills

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Tell Congress to make sure the Department of Transportation requires the safest measures in their updated rules for tank car safety and oil spill response plans.

President Obama: Our National Parks Need You!

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Please ask President Obama to use his executive authority to protect more of our pristine federal lands for future generations so that all Americans can experience parks with clean air, healthy waters, and abundant wildlife.

Support the Rim of the Valley Expansion of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area!

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The National Park Service's Rim of the Valley Corridor study recommends expanding the existing Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and protecting a network of open spaces that reaches into downtown LA! Take action now to show your support!

Thank President Obama for Standing Up for Clean Water!

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Thank President Obama now for standing up for clean water for people and national parks with the final Clean Water Protection Rule!

Tell Congress to Fix Our National Parks!

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Tell your elected officials in Congress to increase funding to fix and maintain roadways in our national parks!

Our National Parks

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Please join the National Parks Conservation Association and send a message to the President and Congress that our national parks matter.

Tell Congress to Support our National Parks

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Send a message to your senators and representative encouraging them to support national parks when these issues come up in their committees or on the Senate or House floor.

Congress: Please Restore Park Funding for 2016

Take action on this issue

The Park Service proposed budget for next year makes a much-needed investment in our country's most treasured natural and historical places. Urge your members of Congress to support the requested funding increase for national parks in Fiscal Year 2016.

Tell Congress: Protect the Antiquities Act

Take action on this issue

Tell your representative to oppose amendments to the Interior Appropriations bill that would dismantle the Antiquities Act.



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