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Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah

FEATURED PARK: Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah

This aptly named park is the place to indulge your curiosity about the “terrible lizards” that roamed the Southwest 149 million years ago. The site preserves thousands of fossils in its rock walls as well as extraordinary scenery carved by the Green and Yampa Rivers.

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Great Smoky Mountains

TVA Expands Historic Clean-Air Agreement

In a surprise announcement, the country’s largest power utility, Tennessee Valley Authority, said it would shut down five of its coal-fired boilers on an accelerated schedule and permanently retire an additional three units beyond its existing 2011 clean-air agreement—a move that will have a measurable impact on air quality beyond already tangible improvements in the region. Read our Q&A for more on this victory.

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Pullman Could Boost Chicago's Economy

Designating Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood as a national historical park would attract more than 300,000 visitors, create 350 jobs, and sustain $40 million in economic activity annually, according to a new report by NPCA, the city of Chicago, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. No wonder so many prominent Chicagoans support creating the city's first national park.

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Did You Know? Parks Cost Pocket Change

Did you know that national parks cost the average household about as much as a single cup of coffee in taxes—per year? Our new infographic highlights the ways that the Park Service uses such a modest investment to create tremendous economic value, and how national parks and communities nationwide have suffered from ongoing funding cuts and the recent closure of parks during the government shutdown.

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5 Tips for Winter Park Trips

The weather outside may be frightful, but with a little preparation, adventurers can still enjoy the rich outdoor experiences so many of our national parks offer. Are you dreaming of a winter getaway? NPCA’s travel program manager shares five tips for savoring cold-weather fun.

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Double Your Gift

Double Your Impact

Help protect our national parks by making your year-end tax-deductible support go twice as far! Thanks to longtime NPCA supporters Bill and Marge Berkley, your online gift made by midnight, December 31 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $250,000. This is a great way to double your year-end support for NPCA’s park protection efforts!

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Do Kids Love Toys More Than Trees?

The winter holidays are a season of giving, and for many parents, that means toy shopping. However, one retailer recently pitted materialism against nature in an ad, implying that kids are bored by playing in the great outdoors. NPCA’s parenting expert explains why Toys R Us got their message wrong.

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An Easy Way to Support NPCA While Shopping

Support NPCA while you shop online at no additional cost to you through iGive, which features more than 1,000 participating merchants. Daily specials offer great discounts and up to 40% of each purchase gets donated to NPCA! Just visit and click “Get Started.” Select NPCA as your nonprofit to help protect national parks every time you shop online.

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Protect the Parks While You’re at Work!

When you contribute to NPCA through your employer’s giving campaign, a small amount of each paycheck is automatically deducted to help protect and restore our national parks. It’s the easiest and most efficient way to give. NPCA is listed in the Combined Federal Campaign for federal employees and the U.S. military (#12069), many state and local government campaigns, the United Way, and a growing number of private-sector campaigns.

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Rocky Mountains

ParkScapes Travel:
Rocky Mountain Family Adventure

Sign your family up for this special weekend adventure to explore Rocky Mountain National Park. We take the hassle out of travel planning so all you need to do is enjoy the lowland meadows, subalpine lakes, and alpine tundra with your family and friends.

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Increase Income. Save Taxes. Protect National Parks!

NPCA’s Charitable Gift Annuity Program offers you an attractive way to increase your income with guaranteed income for life, reduce taxes with a tax deduction in the year the gift is made, and provide continuing lifetime income for a surviving spouse or other individual.

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