As the end of the year quickly approaches, let’s fund as MANY of the parks’ 2016 priority projects as possible. Browse projects here – or, give to the greatest need. Several projects have only been partially funded. Please be consider contributing to Emergency Operations Center at North Cascades National Park and the Dark Sky Initiative at Olympic National Park.
Dark skies allow us to observe the cosmos and where we fit within it…With dark skies, you’ll see the Milky Way, more shooting stars, and faint satellites crossing the skies. We have an opportunity to significantly enhance the dark skies over Olympic National Park. You can help us make that happen.
— Sarah Creachbaum, Superintendent, Olympic National Park
THESE PARKS BELONG TO ALL OF US
Sadly, Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks are woefully underfunded. Your support fills the critical gaps. Together with donations from other individuals, families, foundations, and corporations, we make a real and impressive impact. Be a part of the growing and ongoing force for good for our iconic national parks. These parks are yours!
The relationship that we have with Washington’s National Park Fund is a strong one. The impact funding has on our staff – and ultimately on our park visitors – is deeply appreciated.
The first trip I ever took was a marvelous one, a climb of Mount Deception, which is the second-highest mountain in the Olympics. I was hooked from that point on. Because you get to the top of the mountain, and all I saw were all these other mountains to climb.
Our in-park trail crews work harder than anyone I know, but they can’t do it alone. This is where Washington’s National Park Fund donors play a vital role. They contribute much-needed funding that enables us to bring in and manage the volunteers that our trail crew oversee.
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.
The future of what happens with these parks just completely depends on how much you care about these places.
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 learn more about the needs of the parks, please view this video produced by our dear friends at Clatter & Din.