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AT HOT SPRINGS, BUY A BEER, FIX A PARK

From: Greenwire

“Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said relying on leases for more revenue puts the Park Service on "sort of a slippery…

ASKING AND GETTING: BEHIND THE SURGE OF PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT FOR THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM

From: Inside Philanthropy

“Watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) was harshly critical, with Executive Director Jeff Ruch stating, “We are concerned…

NRA OFFICIAL LANDS SEAT ON NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION BOARD

From: National Parks Traveler

““These are not minor matters – these changes would forfeit whole spheres of national park stewardship,” PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch said last week.…

HOW CAN YELLOWSTONE STAY SAFE, ACCESSIBLE AND PRISTINE AS MORE AND MORE PEOPLE VISIT?

From: Star Tribune

“There’s also concern from groups like Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility questioning the increasing commercialization of parks to raise money. Wenk…

SOME MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WANT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO LIFT BAN ON PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES

From: National Parks Traveler

“The bottle ban had been in the works for some time. In anticipation of it, Grand Canyon crews early in 2011 installed nine free water stations throughout…


News Releases

PARK PLASTIC BOTTLE BANS WORK BUT REMAIN FEW AND FAR BETWEEN

Number of Parks Ending Bottled Water Sales Has Plateaued as Industry Pushes Back

PARK SERVICE/BUDWEISER CO-BRANDING CAMPAIGN RAISES QUESTIONS

Off-Limit Corporate Partnerships on Table as NPS Waives Alcohol Promotion Ban

YELLOWSTONE STRUGGLES WITH RISING TIDE OF PLASTIC WASTE

New Initiative to Reduce Visitor Plastic Bottle Use to Avoid Need for a Sales Ban

MORE NATIONAL PARKS BAN PLASTIC BOTTLE SALES

Plastic Bottles Are Largest Single Contributor to National Park Solid Waste Load

NATIONAL PARKS NOT RUSHING TO EMBRACE PLASTIC BOTTLE BANS

Fewer Than 5% of National Park Units Restrict Sales of Disposable Water Bottles