Help restore a historic Search & Rescue cabin at Mount Rainier National Park!

Thanks to the 61,000 votes received during the recent “Vote Your Park” campaign, Mount Rainier National Park will receive $42,411 towards the $218,000 restoration costs of this historic cabin. In addition, REI’s two Rainier climbing teams have contributed $72,000, and Washington’s National Park Fund board members have committed to matching gifts of $100+ up to $25,000 through September.

Now, thanks to the army of supporters who have stepped up to support Rainier’s SAR volunteers, we’re happy to report that nearly all the funds needed are now raised! Let’s put this project OVER THE TOP!

Once restored, the cabin will be used as a bunkhouse for local search and rescue volunteers. This is something Mount Rainier NP and area search and rescue teams have been striving for for years.

To learn more, click here. To contribute now, click here.

(please enter ‘SAR Cabin’ in Additional Comments on contribution form).

Listen above to a KUOW interview for more details on the project from WNPF’s Executive Director, Laurie Ward.

Mount Rainier needs you


More than 100 friends turned out for WNPF’s Discovery Group Launch Event at Georgetown Ballroom to rub elbows with rangers, learn about priority needs in Washington state’s three national parks, and enjoy delicious appetizers and cold brews from Two Beers Brewing. Thanks, Jerry, for hosting us and for sharing your GREAT national park and outdoor themed collection!

View the event album on Facebook. Eric Sheckler photos.


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!

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Continued funding of scientific studies and projects helps the parks protect and ensure the safety of native flora and fauna.

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Programs to improve visitor experiences, including trail maintenance, improved signage, better use of technology and increased interaction with park rangers.

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Support for responsible planning and management of parks resources, and visitor education about conservation and sustainability practices.

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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!

(click the image to view the video)