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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

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO ALLOW COMMERCIAL BIOPROSPECTING

Public Interest Groups Oppose Commercialization of Parks

PARK SERVICE SCALES BACK SOLICITATION AND ADVERTISING PLAN

No Naming Rights or Corporate Ads inside National Parks

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE READIES COMPLEX SCORECARD TO RATE PARKS

“Rube Goldberg Formula” Will Be Used to Set Park Budgets in ‘08

SECRET PLAN TO CUT NATIONAL PARK FUNDING BY 30% IN 5 YEARS

Parks “Glide Path” to Impoverishment Breaks Bush Campaign Pledge

NATIONAL FORESTS TO ALLOW CORPORATE ADS

Local Restrictions on Liquor and Tobacco Advertising Will Be Preempted