Several months ago, the National Park Trust announced the addition of 145 acres to the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. From their website, “the National Park Trust is the only land trust with a comprehensive mission of protecting national parks through land acquisition. Find out more at www. parktrust.org.” However, not everyone can acquire land to then transfer it over to the National Park Service. Some of us work on a smaller scale, but no less important or significant. With COVID-19 impacting our partner, Western National Parks Association (WNPA), their Direct Aid to Washita had to be retained to continue…

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