National Parks Conservation Association
Rating: 4.8 stars 85 85 reviews
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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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.
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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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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 .