Restore America's Parks

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  • Resources for NABJ Annual Convention Attendees

    Pew will host a panel discussion to examine the enormous fiscal challenge facing the National Park Service (NPS). It manages 417 sites, including all national parks and many national monuments and historical sites. Many are badly in need of repairs—on everything from crumbling roads to deteriorating historic buildings—totaling an estimated $11.3 billion.  Read More

  • Our National Parks Need Updates; Congress Can Help

    In many of the more than 400 sites in the National Park System, potholed roads, out-of-service restrooms, shuttered historic homes, closed trails, broken HVAC systems, and electrical fire hazards are degrading the visitor experience—in large part because of shortfalls in congressional funding needed to maintain the National Park Service’s aging infrastructure. The result? A backlog of... Read More

  • Pew Praises House Bill to Fund Maintenance of National Parks

    The Pew Charitable Trusts commends Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI), and Dave Reichert (R-WA) for introducing the National Park Service Legacy Act in the House of Representatives today. The bill mirrors legislation in the Senate sponsored in March by Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) and would establish a fund to dedicate federal... Read More

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