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'Deeds Not Words'

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Bobbie Brinegar

As we celebrate today's monument designation, we remain hopeful for more "deeds" that recognize the contribution of women and move them towards full equality and participation in society.

BULLY! A New Teddy Roosevelt Portrait Unearthed... sort of

Chris Epting | Posted 02.29.2016 | Arts
Chris Epting

This year marks the National Park Service's centennial. But years before being formed in 1916, one of the seeds that eventually helped give birth to t...

More Than Just a Pretty Place

Michael Brune | Posted 02.04.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

Sierra Club members were excited when the National Park Service was created in 1916, and today we're more than ready to celebrate this centennial. At the same time, though, we want to join the Park Service in using this milestone as an opportunity to think about what we want the next 100 years to look like for America's national parks, monuments and historic places.

I'm Going to Every U.S. National Park During 2016...

Stefanie Payne | Posted 12.02.2015 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

In four weeks, we'll be packing up an Airstream trailer and heading out on what we think will be the Greatest American Road Trip--visiting all 59 U.S. National Parks during 52 weeks to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service. Good lord, it's really happening.

Helping National Parks Is Personal for This Congressman

Donald S. Beyer Jr. | Posted 07.27.2016 | DC
Donald S. Beyer Jr.

As a recent college graduate, I had the rare opportunity to share my love for one of our nation's most cherished sites. I worked with and helped visitors from the community and around the world. I found my first park, but the National Mall was hardly my last.

National Park Service Pulls Confederate Flag Merchandise

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

The U.S. National Park Service announced Thursday that it will remove Confederate flag merchandise from its bookstores and gift shops. The massacre...

How We Can Honor Our Vets Every Day

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 01.10.2015 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Veterans Day is an important time to look for ways we can support these brave men and women in our own communities. It's an opportunity for all of us to remember the sacrifices our fellow citizens have made on our behalf, and to shine a bright light on their needs.

PHOTOS: Happy Birthday, National Park Service!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer & Chris McGonigal | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green

Today, August 25, 2014, is the National Park Service's 98th birthday. The National Park Service was established in 1916 with the responsibility of pro...

Dangerous Drugs in Need of a Smart Fix

William R. Brownfield | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
William R. Brownfield

Now the market is crowded with candy-sounding labels -- K2, Spice, Bliss, Bombay Blue -- that mimic the effects of illicit narcotics like opium, cannabis and MDMA. Hazardous to your health? You bet. Illegal? Not necessarily.

Persistence: Reflections of a Life-Long Activist

Cami Anderson | Posted 05.17.2014 | Education
Cami Anderson

Persisting to demand equity was one of the hardest things I have ever worked with a group of people to accomplish. And I learned some tough lessons.

The National Prevention Strategy at One: Improving the Health of Individuals, Families and Communities

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

By committing to including health as a component of policies and programs, these federal agencies are setting an example for all sectors by recognizing how their policies and programs contribute to the nation's health and wellness.

Park Police Inspect Occupy Tents At Freedom Plaza Camp

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Park Police officers assembled at Freedom Plaza's Occupy Wall Street-inspired tent city on Sunday, a day after the federal agency l...

Park Police Surround Occupy DC Camp, Search McPherson Square Tents

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Park Police officers, some on horseback and others in riot gear, surrounded the Occupy DC camp in McPherson Square with barricades ...

House Panel To Hold Occupy DC Oversight Hearing

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.18.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced Tuesday that it will hold a hearing next week about Occupy DC's McPherson ...

Biking With Alligators

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.28.2012 | Miami
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

So the boyfriend and I are on our way to the Everglades to bike the Everglades' Shark Valley Loop Trail. I love the outdoors, I love exercising: this was perfect. And then I realized I was going to be biking 15.4 miles. With alligators.

The Super Bowl Of Poetry

Patrick Pressl | Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts
Patrick Pressl

On the night of August 13th, just outside the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, Massachusetts Avenue was flooded with eager ears and a few newly m...

Best Government Dollar Spent: The National Park System

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I encourage everyone, no matter what part of these United States you live in (or even if you live elsewhere), to take a "trip out West" at some point in your life. Get in a car, and go explore everything west of Denver.

Best Government Dollar Spent -- The National Park System

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Weigant

Seeing President Obama and his family take in two of the western parks prompted me to strongly encourage everyone -- yes, even you! -- to plan on a trip like this at some point.