America’s national parks should be protected, not shortchanged

Places like Riverbend Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway are a big part of what makes this country so great. They’re where we go to spend time outdoors with our families and friends, to hike, bike, fish and see wild animals.

Pollution, logging, overdevelopment

Yet instead of helping protect and preserve these places for our kids, some shortsighted leaders in Congress want to eliminate funding for our successful park programs. If they get their way, funding will be slashed—a move that would leave our best places with less protection against pollution, logging and overdevelopment. These places deserve better. It’s up to us to protect them for the next generation.

When Congress shut down our national parks last fall, millions of Americans raised their voices and forced Washington to reopen them. It’s time to stand up for the places we love again—before we see more damage done to the most beautiful parts of our country.

A lasting legacy

Environment America is bringing people together to urge our senators to make preserving special places a priority. By standing up to anti-environment members of Congress, our senators can leave a lasting legacy for our parks.

Together, we can win

Members and supporters like you make it possible for our staff to conduct research, make our case to the media, testify in Washington, D.C., and build the grassroots support necessary to protect the places we love.

Parks and Conservation Updates

News Release | Environment America

Over 200 State Legislators Call on President Obama for Continued Action to Protect America’s Public Lands

Washington, DC -- In anticipation of National Parks Week, 230 state legislators from around the country today released a letter calling on President Obama to continue to fulfill his State of the Union promise to use his authority to protect America’s public lands.

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News Release | Environment California

President Obama Expands California Coastal Monument

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today President Barack Obama signed a proclamation to permanently protect California’s Stornetta Public Lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument. The move saves 1,600 acres of beach, wetlands, dunes, and waterways along Northern California’s scenic coastline. Nathan Weaver, Preservation Advocate with Environment California, issued the following statement.

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News Release | Environment America

68 Outdoor Business Owners Join Environment America, Call for Better Protection of Public Lands

Washington, D.C. — Today, 68 outdoor recreation business owners called on President Obama and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to protect America’s public lands from development and pollution, and to provide them with the funding and resources they need. The businesses called for the preservation of treasured landscapes and the continued development of outdoor recreation, one of the country’s fastest growing industries.

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News Release | Environment America

New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Protecting Public Lands

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Colorado College released their 4th annual Conservation in the West Poll. The poll, which surveyed more than 2,400 people across Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, demonstrates overwhelming bipartisan public support for preserving public lands for our children and future generations to explore. 

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News Release | Environment America

Death by a Thousand Cuts

Washington, D.C. – As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new report, released by Environment America exposes the challenges facing the country’s parks, seashores, monuments and historic sites as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service.

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