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Backpacker Magazine – August 2008
Will my vacation to a national park help them?
Can't donate a cool billion? Well, the National Parks Conservation Association says that one of the best ways to support parks is, indeed, to visit one. Go even deeper by joining a citizen science project, like in the Great Smokies (dlia.org) or SoCal's national parks (researchlearningcenter.com). Or taking one of the American HIking Society's 50 Volunteer Vacations. (americanhiking.org).