National Parks Conservation Association
Rating: 4.77 stars 86 86 reviews 3,707
777 6th Street Ste 700 Washington DC 20001 USA
To protect and enhance America's National Park System for current and future generations.
The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) works on the ground, in and around our national parks, conducting research, and working hand-in-hand with park staff, community leaders, park advocates, and state and federal legislators to ensure that our national parks and monuments are welcoming and well funded, well managed and well protected for generations today and tomorrow. NPCA can be found mobilizing citizens and joining with communities, businesses, landowners, and activists; promoting legislation that strengthens protections for the national parks, advocating for the funding our national parks and monuments need, establishing or enforcing legal safeguards through the courts; and doing everything we can to protect our national parks for years to come. NPCA was established in 1919 to be an independent voice for our National Park System. One of our founders, Stephen Mather, was also the first director of the National Park Service, which was established in 1916. Mather and others saw a clear need for an independent voice outside of the federal government to protect the nation’s parklands. For more than 90 years, the nonpartisan, independent, membership organization has been the leading voice of the American people in protecting and enhancing the park system’s superlative examples of America’s natural, cultural, and historic heritage. NPCA and its more than a million members and supporters are committed to preserving the most diverse park system in the world for us now and for those who will come after.
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I've been a supporter of this organiztion for several years. Why, because I love our national parks. Yet, the excessive salaries and expenses leave only 77% going to the actual programs. The administrative cost is a respectable 4%, but other expenses are out of line. I will search for another organization to support our national parks.
Supports National Park experiences. Protects wild and education experiences. Advises and supports staff.
Our National Parks are a significant part of what makes America Great!
So glad to be a NPCA Member.
Save our National Parks! This nonprofit always sends me updates, chances to get involved, and gifts for donations. Although they do often remind me often to donate, they don't pressure me. They also try to show exactly how the money will be used to benefit the parks.
National Parks is how we conserve for future generations what we get to enjoy today. I am happy this organization is around.
As an American that uses our parks and enjoys our parks, but most of all, loves our parks, I believe it is our duty to protect and love our parks. The best way to do that is through the NPCA. The Association does such good work to preserve our parks for future generations of Americans and others to enjoy forever. I am grateful.
I seldom get out into our National Parks but when I do I see the need for this Association and think it is the best way for all of us to help keep our national treasures secure and well maintained.
It's a must do! We have to conserve the best this country has to offer for future generations to appreciate! This country is very beautiful and the history of the national parks is a great reason to want to live in this country. The beauty speaks to your spirit and makes you glad to be alive!
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I have had the good fortune of working with the dedicated team of NPCA and they are single minded in their support of the survival of our National Parks through advocacy and education.
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My wife and I have visited many National Parks and Monuments over the years and have been amazed at how well-maintained the parks are, considering the limited budgets they have to work with. National Parks are truly a national treasure and, as such, MUST be preserved for future generations to enjoy. We urge everyone to contribute whatever they can, no matter the size of the gift, and to urge Congress to maintain or increase funding, so that together we provide a lasting legacy.