24 Aug '11, 4pm

105,000+ Americans tell Congress to stop cutting critical funding for our national parks.

Washington, DC – Today, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) announced that more than 105,000 Americans have signed their petition calling on Congress to stop cutting critical funding for national parks. The signatures were gathered through NPCA's National Parks Protection Project. "As we approach the Centennial of the National Park Service, we must ensure our national parks receive adequate funding for our children and grandchildren to enjoy," said NPCA President Tom Kiernan. "This is by far the most successful petition drive we've ever had – in nearly 100 years of operations – and it's time for Congress to take notice of how many people have joined this effort." NPCA founded the National Parks Protection Project as an effort to show both Congress and the American people why it is important to adequately fund the national parks for our children a...

Full article: http://www.npca.org/media_center/press_releases/2011/park...

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