STRENGTHENING WASHINGTON’S THREE LARGEST NATIONAL PARKS
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.
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 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.
CELEBRATING A LIFE
Since 1991, Flash Parlini volunteered within Mount Rainier National Park on almost every free weekend that he had, all throughout the year, all while maintaining a full time and successful career as a flight test engineer with the Boeing Company.
Flash was, first and foremost, a backcountry ranger. He loved getting out into the wilderness and protecting its values.Throughout all that he did and accomplished for the park, Flash remained extremely humble. You would never know when first meeting him how much he had accomplished over the years.
THANK YOU. During the past year, you’ve funded MANY of the parks’ 2016 priority projects. The parks are so grateful for your philanthropic support. Our work continues in 2017! Superintendents worked with our team to deliver their priority projects for 2017.
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