STRENGTHENING WASHINGTON’S THREE LARGEST NATIONAL PARKS

John Chao photo

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!

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SCIENCE AND RESEARCH

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

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VISITORS’ EXPERIENCES

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

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VOLUNTEERISM AND STEWARDSHIP

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

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YOUTH AND FAMILIES

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.

Please SAVE THE DATE for our 2017 Spring Dinner and Auction: Saturday, April 22nd!

(click the image to view the video)