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As we left the oven-like truck to trek toward one of Zion’s many ancient rock art panels, I wondered how much graffiti we’d have to clean up this time. Would there be more pecked smiley faces or barely legible initials sprawled across the centuries-old indigenous patterns? Would it be too much, would we be too late? Surveying the panel, my heart sank: Sure enough — despite having just cleaned graffiti from the very same spot last week — more vandals had left their mark.

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Group of young environmentalists from the FBR Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

“We believe in the old adage ‘service is the rent you pay for living.’”

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ABOVE: The note written by a recent young visitor to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. (Photo Credit: Meredith Elgart)

Why is it wrong (not to mention illegal) to remove plants from national parks?

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200 Volunteers Gather on the steps of General Grant National Memorial

In celebration of National Trails Day and in support of the Find Your Park campaign, SCA brought together over 200 volunteers in New York City for a Find Your Park Day of Service at General Grant National Memorial.

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Young SCA volunteers on the trail at Fort Dupont Park

In celebration of National Trails Day and in partnership with American Express, SCA brought together nearly 200 volunteers for a Find Your Park Day of Service at Fort DuPont Park in southeast Washington, DC.

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