national-parks

Turning DelWaterGap into national park would have ‘many benefits,’ DCNR Secretary Dunn says

BY: - July 12, 2021

A proposal that would turn the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area into a national park has picked up support from the head of the state agency that oversees Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests. Members of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey chapters of the Sierra Club first suggested last week that the 40-mile stretch of […]

A national park for Pa. and N.J.? Supporters of a new proposal say it’s possible and long overdue

BY: - July 5, 2021

“Where else would you put it?” Miles asked. “If you need a national park, I’m not sure where else would be a good place to put it.”

Nat’l parks struggling with maintenance, including Pa., would get a boost under Biden budget request

BY: - June 6, 2021

A 2018 National Park Service study found about $12 billion of overdue maintenance in the agency.

Heading for a national park this summer? The ‘biggest season in the history of the Park Service’ predicted

BY: - May 26, 2021

With many international destinations still difficult to reach, and some COVID-19 restrictions still in place, senators said they expect swarms of visitors to national parks.

COMMENTARY

How visiting a national park could change the way you think about patriotism | Opinion

BY: - July 4, 2019

By Jennifer Ladino When I took a post-college job as a seasonal ranger at Grand Teton National Park 23 years ago, I noticed right away that my “Smokey Bear” hat carried some serious emotional baggage. As I later wrote in my book, “Reclaiming Nostalgia: Longing for Nature in American Literature,” park visitors saw the hat […]