National Parks Conservation Association

Rating: 4.77 stars   69 reviews

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Location: 777 6th Street Ste 700 Washington DC 20001 USA

Mission: To protect and enhance America's National Park System for current and future generations.
Results: 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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EIN 53-0225165
800-628-7275
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a retired National Park Ranger who is honored to have served my country in some of the West's iconic and stunningly beautiful places. I am also a past member of NPCA who has renewed her membership. This organization is in the very forefront of protecting our national treasures. I believe so strongly in the mission of NPCA that I am designating my assets to the organization in my will.

Laura Lusk

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Rating: 5 stars  

The National Park Service has almost 400 sites and the National Parks Conservation Association supports them all. NPCA alerts the public about threats, immediate and potential, and takes action to prevent harm to the parks. NPCA takes a leadership role in publicizing and advocating new sites be brought into the NPS system.

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Life-changing

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2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is vital to the longer term sustainability of the National Parks. They do great work in government affairs, helping park staff be the best that can be, and assisting in the best ideas to help protect our natural and cultural resources.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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