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8 Perfect Parks for a Winter Workout

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to get more exercise? Are you determined to enjoy the outdoors, even when the weather is brisk? These eight parks are great spots to work up a healthy sweat, even—or especially—with a January chill in the air.

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You Helped Make It Happen

2013 was a year of inspiring national park victories and milestones that NPCA supporters helped achieve. Together, we celebrated three new national monuments, defeated a detrimental landfill proposal at Joshua Tree, cut the ribbon on a major restoration project in the Everglades, and much more. Our new interactive timeline shares highlights from a year of wins for America's most inspirational places.

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Donor Saves Historic Land at Harpers Ferry

Thanks to an anonymous donor, a coalition of preservationists saved four acres of private lands near Harpers Ferry from the threat of inappropriate development, capping more than a decade of work to protect the land and its history.

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Free Trolley Connects Floridians with National Parks

Thanks to a new partnership between the city of Homestead, Florida, and Everglades and Biscayne National Parks, a new trolley route will help connect more people to South Florida’s spectacular natural beauty. The brainchild of NPCA’s Sun Coast senior program coordinator, this convenient shuttle will operate for free on weekends through May.

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Ring in the New: Exploring the First State’s First National Park

Looking for an adventure in the New Year? Delaware’s First State National Monument is one of the newest sites in the National Park System, though its history and charm are distinctly old school. One traveler journeys back into the 18th century for an afternoon, complete with period costumes, cider donuts, and highlights for planning your own trip.

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6 Reasons to Take Action for Clean Air in the Southwest

Three days left to take action! This Monday, January 6 is the deadline to urge the EPA to enforce stricter pollution controls in the next five years at one of the filthiest coal-fired power plants in the country, Arizona’s Navajo Generating Plant. NPCA commissioned a recent study with six science-based reasons to support cleaner air in the Southwest. Here’s why your action matters.

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Make a Natural Difference

Our national parks are our cathedrals, our sanctuaries, our country's most beautiful places. That's why Smucker's® Natural Peanut Butter, Laura Scudder's®, and Adams® are proud sponsors of the National Parks Conservation Association.

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Check out the latest issue of National Parks magazine, which features a look at Isle Royale’s declining wolf population, the fascinating life of Roger Williams, NPCA’s partnership with an innovative arts organization, and a trip to Mount Rainier National Park.

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ParkScapes Travel:
Legendary Canyon Country

Join NPCA's travel team for a virtual journey later this month as we explore the astonishing landforms at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and archaeological significance of Mesa Verde National Park. Live trip departing September 2014.

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Photo Caption: Red Rock Reflection at Canyonlands National Park, Utah © Mark Smith/Dreamstime.

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Payroll Contributions Take the Hassle out of Giving

When you contribute to NPCA through your employer’s campaign, you pledge a small amount of each paycheck to be automatically deducted. It’s the simplest, easiest, and most efficient way to give. NPCA participates in many public and private-sector campaigns through EarthShare, including the Combined Federal Campaign for employees of the federal government and the U.S. military (CFC # 12069). To learn more about how your employer can host a workplace campaign, please visit EarthShare.

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