STRENGTHENING WASHINGTON’S THREE LARGEST NATIONAL PARKS

give-big give bigEXTENDED through Wednesday, May 4th: We invite you to GiveBIG to Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks
http://bit.ly/WNPFGiveBIG

GiveBIG is an online charitable event sponsored by the Seattle Foundation. DUE TO TECHNICAL CHALLENGES EXPERIENCED ON MAY 3RD, THE CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH MIDNIGHT, WEDNESDAY, MAY 4TH. When you give, the foundation and GiveBIG sponsors match a share of your contribution, helping your gift go further.

Donations made during GiveBIG will be dedicated to three important projects:

Please scroll down this page and watch the video to learn more! A total of $74,000 is needed to fund all three of these projects. The great news? $62,000 has already been raised! Spring Dinner and Auction guests and other WNPF donors have gotten us 85% of the way there!

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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.

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Hamma Hamma Double IPA raised $2.5K for Olympic National Park

Zeeks Pizza and Schooner Exact Brewery collaborated and Olympic National Park benefits!

In November, Zeeks Pizza in Seattle launched an exclusive beer with Schooner Exact Brewery and in a unique twist, decided to name it after Hamma Hamma Falls in Olympic National Park. Then, taking it one step further, they partnered with Washington’s National Park Fund to donate a portion of the proceeds to the park, where the beautiful Hamma Hamma Falls are located. We just received word that more than $2,500 was raised through this effort! Thanks to Tommy Brooks, Zeeks Director of Operations, and Schooner owner Matt McClung for a delicious and beneficial partnership!

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grizzlyClick to watch: Wanted: Grizzly Bears?

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.”

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  • Two Beers Brewing Company, located in the heart of Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood, has added Wonderland Trail IPA to the growing brewery’s year-round lineup to support maintenance of the Wonderland Trail, the exhilarating 93-mile trek around Mount Rainier. Available in 12-ounce cans and on draft at retailers, bars, and restaurants throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho. It can also be enjoyed at The Woods tasting room in SoDo (4700 Ohio Ave S), shared with Seattle Cider Company, where craft beer lovers can enjoy pints, tasters, packaged products and more.

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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!

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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 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)