Marcia Argust directs The Pew Charitable Trusts’ campaign to restore America’s parks, working with a team of land management and legislative experts to address deferred maintenance issues within the National Park System.
Argust held two previous positions at Pew, having served as project director of the U.S. public lands program and worked with the campaign for America’s wilderness. In these roles, she guided policy on Pew’s land protection efforts, including managing the Boulder-White Clouds campaign that resulted in the designation of over 275,000 acres of wilderness in Idaho, and worked to win passage of 2009 federal legislation that led to the designation of 2 million acres of wilderness. Before joining Pew, Argust held positions in government affairs with the American Society of Landscape Architects and the National Parks Conservation Association. She also spent five years working for former Representative Sherwood Boehlert of New York.
Argust holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology from Binghamton University and a master’s degree in environmental science from Johns Hopkins University.
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For hundreds of years, Valentine’s Day has been a time to show people you care about how much you love them. This year, let’s extend that sentiment to our national parks by encouraging Congress to provide funding to restore those treasured natural, cultural, and historic sites and address their overdue repairs. Read More
On Veterans Day, the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees at all memorials and other sites. There are many you can visit to remember those who risked and lost their lives to protect our country. Unfortunately, some of the places that honor our veterans need significant repairs. Read More
May 21 is Kids to Parks Day, and families across the U.S. will participate in various kid-friendly activities and events organized by the National Park Trust. This annual celebration encourages children to learn about public lands, such as national parks. As the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its centennial this year, now is the perfect time for Congress to ensure that... Read More