EXTENDED through Wednesday, May 4th: We invite you to GiveBIG to Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks
Thank you! The Spring Dinner and Auction was a success, thanks to you!
With NPS Director Jon Jarvis as keynote speaker, and legendary mountain climber Jim Whittaker providing inspiration as honorary chair, more than 330 guests bid enthusiastically in support of Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks at our signature spring event on April 23rd!
Jon Jarvis delivered keynote
We were honored to have Director Jarvis with us at the Spring Dinner and Auction. His keynote, with comments on the Centennial and issues facing the parks as well as our core American values, was touching and inspiring.
Jarvis has served in the NPS for 39 years in roles ranging from resource management to park biologist to superintendent and regional director. He has served as Superintendent at Mount Rainier National Park and Chief of Resources at North Cascades National Park.
The 7-minute short film from well-respected wildlife researcher, wilderness guide, and environmental educator Chris Morgan explores public opinions on reintroducing grizzlies into the North Cascades.
Chris Morgan: “We interviewed lots of people on the street (and on the trail) for this one, and wanted to pack it full of fascinating information and beautiful scenes. There may be only two or three grizzly bears left in the North Cascades.”
Wonderland IPA celebrates 100 years
THESE PARKS BELONG TO EVERYONE
The beauty of Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks is staggering. Sadly, these treasured lands are woefully underfunded. Your support fills the critical gaps. Together with support from other individuals, families, foundations and corporations, we make a real and impressive impact. Thanks to many, that impact is growing. As the national park system celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, be a part of the growing and ongoing force for good for our iconic national parks. These parks are yours!
The future of what happens with these parks just completely depends on how much you care about these places.
The streams, craggy spires and moss-coated trees became both church and playground. My family bonded as we shared in these experiences.
Our national parks need to be safeguarded so future generations are able to enjoy them.
Mount Rainier National Park is a powerful place that encompasses all you would expect from a national park. The Fund enables people who love their parks to help the parks through philanthropy.
I love showing the parks off to visitors to our area, and I want to make sure they are maintained for the future for others to enjoy.
Expansion of youth and family programs make it possible for those of all backgrounds to visit the parks, learn to care for and protect park resources, and guide the next generation of stewards.
Supporting Science and Research
At our Spring Dinner and Auction on April 23, 2016, science and research – one of our four core areas of funding – was the focus of the special Fund-A-Need appeal. Thanks to 337 of our closest friends, more than $62,000 was raised for vital projects! In all, more than $250,000 was raised at the event to benefit Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks. To learn more about the needs of the parks, please view our new video produced by our dear friends at Clatter & Din.
Thanks to all who came, who gave, and who volunteer!