National Parks Conservation Association
Rating: 4.79 stars 77 77 reviews 2,418
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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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.
This is a non-profit that gets things done! With their advocacy, real changes have been made to preserve our natural resources and open more land for preservation and the enjoyment of all. I was especially pleased to see my former Army duty station, Fort Monroe, VA, added to the national parks list. Getting this done was an incredibly quick turn-around , compared to how the government often operates, and I credit it in part to the passionate advocacy of NPCA.
The National Park system in our country is vital for our current society and definitely for future generations.
The National Parks Conservation Association is the best at using our donation for the intended purpose, for what means most to its members; me.
What better cause than to help preserve something that can never be recreated - we only have the fixed amount of land that was given to us. The NPCA helps ensure that these lands we call our National Parks will be with us to enjoy for generations to come. Thank you.
Although it has quite awhile since I have visited a National Park, I believe the conservation is very important for the future generations. Crater Lake National Park is the closest national park to me and it is very precious to me. We need to protect all the national parks .
Such a great organization to keep our valuable natural resource alive and available to all!
In April, we visited the Flight 93 National Memorial site in PA, part of which is still being constructed. It, along with so many other parks we have visited is impressive and so very important to preserving our land, flora and fauna, animals and our people. The Rangers love to share their extensive knowledge of the sites. They are passionate about what they do. Please give to NPCA and support legislation to get more funding for our parks. They are us!
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This is a great organization working hard to ensure the future generations can enjoy our magnificent parks and history. When I receive my monthly magazine, I make a list of all the great parks I can't wait to visit and enjoy.
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Wonderful news about the parks, colorful pictures in their papers that makes me want to visit all the parks as my bucket list.