Marcia Argust

Marcia Argust

  • Project Director
  • Restore America's Parks,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Washington, D.C.


Marcia Argust directs The Pew Charitable Trusts’ campaign to restore America’s parks, working with a team of land management 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.

Recent Work

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  • Philanthropy Helps Repair Our National Parks

    When Americans step up to help preserve our most iconic places, big things can happen. Small and large donations are helping to ensure that our national parks are protected for future generations.  Read More

  • Corporate Expertise and Equipment Enhance National Parks

    One way that the National Park Service is addressing its infrastructure needs is through in-kind donations from the private sector. Across the country, companies are donating equipment, upgrading systems, and sharing expertise that is helping to reduce costs at some of our most iconic sites. Read on to learn some of the exciting ways in which corporations are helping to upgrade our parks. Read More

  • A New Job Can Start With Park Repairs

    In 2016, The Mission Continues, the National Park Foundation, and Boeing joined together to help returning veterans find work protecting, restoring, and rebuilding America’s natural and cultural heritage. The Veterans in Parks program holds events at national parks across the country where post-9/11 veterans can volunteer and potentially build careers. The events are held at both urban and... Read More

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