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.
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Do Not Weaken Rules for Drilling in Parks!
Tell Secretary Zinke that he must keep his promise to protect our parks -- including their air, water and wildlife -- by not rescinding, suspending or revising the National Park Service rules for oil and gas operations.
Help Protect Dinosaur National Monument from Drilling Threat
The Bureau of Land Management is considering offering oil and gas leases right up to the boundary of Dinosaur National Monument. Tell the agency that drilling has no place on Dinosaur's doorstep.
Tell Congress to Preserve and Protect the Antiquities Act!
Urge Congress to support the Antiquities Act, safeguarding America's special places, and oppose any amendments or bills to undermine this important law and the future preservation of and access to our national heritage.
Help NPCA Protect Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Meridian Energy Group is currently working on getting the necessary permits to build an oil refinery just 3 miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park! Tell the company's CEO that an oil refinery has no place next to a national park.
Parks Need More Champions in Congress
Send a message to your members of Congress to make sure they are doing everything they can to protect national parks.
Tell Secretary Zinke: Support National Parks
As he takes on this new role, join us in expressing why Secretary Zinke needs to be a strong steward of our national parks.
Tell Congress: Don't cut park funding
Send a message to your congressional representatives urging them to stand strong and support adequate funding for our national parks.
Protect Streams, Rivers and Our National Parks with Reasonable Funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program!
Please tell Congress to protect our national parks by ensuring the Chesapeake Bay Program receives reasonable funding of $73 million annually, the amount allocated in years past, to protect the rivers, streams and national parks in the watershed.
Cosponsor the National Park Service Legacy Act Today!
Ask your lawmakers to cosponsor the bipartisan National Park Service Legacy Act! Urge them to provide our national parks with a dedicated source of money to ensure our children and grandchildren will enjoy America's national parks just as we have!
Tell Your Elected Officials: The Delaware River Deserves Protection!
The ecological and economic health of the Delaware River is in jeopardy! Tell your elected officials the time is now to create a plan to protect the Delaware and the national parks and communities it supports.
Make Olympic National Park a Certified Quiet Park
Support the Hear Our Olympics campaign and encourage the National Park Service to designate Olympic National Park a "Quiet Park."
Join the JBA Campaign
Join our coalition of concerned citizens as we promise to protect and preserve the future of Jamaica Bay.
Support the Land and Water Conservation Fund!
Ask your members of Congress to co-sponsor legislation that fully funds and permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a program that has protected our parks from incompatible development for over 50 years.
History Lost? Turnpike Expansion Threatens Valley Forge
Join NPCA in urging Pennsylvania officials to protect George Washington's Headquarters at Valley Forge with the Pennsylvania Turnpike widening project.
Protect Lake Clark and Bristol Bay from a Massive Mine!
Tell EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt that the clean water of Alaska's Bristol Bay must not be traded for the massive Pebble Mine. Urge him to STOP the mine and protect Bristol Bay and Lake Clark National Park and Preserve!
Tell Secretary Zinke: Monument Review Needs Transparency
Urge Secretary Zinke to consider the breadth of support received during the public comment period on the review of national monuments and maintain equal protections for all sites.
Tell Congress: Reject POTUS Budget for Parks
Ask your members of Congress to reject the president's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 and instead help parks recover from years of underfunding.
Protect Our Great Lakes National Parks and Water Quality with Robust Funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative!
Tell Congress to ensure that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is fully funded at $300 million annually to protect the Great Lakes and national parks along their shores.
Our National Parks
Please join the National Parks Conservation Association and send a message to the President and Congress that our national parks matter.
Mining: Not Welcome on Yellowstone's Doorstep!
Join NPCA in standing up to protect our nation's first national park by asking the U.S. Department of Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to protect Yellowstone from two adjacent gold mining proposals.
Tell Interior Secretary Zinke to Enforce Methane Rules
The Interior Department recently finalized rules to control methane waste from oil and gas facilities on public lands, but now they've changed course, delaying implementation of the rules indefinitely. Tell Interior Secretary Zinke to enforce these rules!