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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…

EFFORT TO BAN PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES IN NATIONAL PARKS WOULD END UNDER BUDGET DEAL

From: McClatchy DC

“At the behest of the International Bottled Water Association, Congress is preparing to approve a must-pass budget bill that includes language aimed at restoring…


News Releases

THINGS DON’T ALWAYS GO BETTER WITH COKE

Did Corporate Donation Sway Reversal of Grand Canyon Plastic Water Bottle Ban?

PARK BIO-PROSPECTING PLAN WILL BE A MONEY-LOSER

Secret Corporate Royalty Plans Force Parks to Eat High Administrative Costs

CENTENNIAL INITIATIVE MAY AGGRAVATE PARK SERVICE BACKLOG

Donor-Driven Prioritization of Park Projects Raises Cautionary Flags

PARK SERVICE READIES COMMERCIAL BIO-PROSPECTING PLAN

Agency Wants Cut of Corporate Profits from Products Derived from Park Resources

NATIONAL PARK RUNNING A HOUSING AUTHORITY IN CUYAHOGA

Holdover Tenants Populate Attempt to Recreate an English Village in Ohio