Park Person of Interest: Jared Infanger

by Judy Wagonfeld, Volunteer and Friend of the Fund   “All of us have a place in history.

An Advanced Case of Wanderlust: Hiking is Personal

by Melissa Knapp, Hiker and Friend of the Fund

Holiday Gift Guide: Give a Gift to Support Your Parks

By Kelly Sanderbeck, Donor Development Manager Socks, gift cards, chocolate? As we each try to find that PERFECT gift for our special people this season, please give a thought to our parks.

Parks Project, LLC: Leave it Better than You Found It

Through our volunteer work we realized that there was an entire generation missing out on the opportunity to help conserve these spaces. They just needed to be engaged in the right way. Enter Parks Project!

What’s YOUR Experience?

As soon as I saw Mount Rainier in the distance, I was smitten. I hiked around that iconic mountain and was mesmerized by the alpine and sub-alpine ecosystems. I spent a couple of days in the mysterious Cascades, camping and hiking near Mount Baker and whitewater rafting her glacial waters and my adoration grew.

Dodger Point Lookout – COMPLETED!

Last year’s Fund-A-Need at our annual Spring Dinner & Auction focused on Preservation with a Purpose, raising funds for the renovation of historic structures in our three parks. What follows is a success story! Last year, WNPF raised funds to complete the Dodger Point Lookout restoration as well as the Long Ridge Trail leading up to it.

Shout Out to Rainier Climbing Rangers!

By Kelly Sanderbeck, Donor Development Manager   It was just a quick note enclosed with an online donation, but it piqued my interest: “Would like this to go to support the climbing rangers at at Mount Rainier.

A Perfect Outdoor Adventure

Hiking Thunder Creek with Ranger Andy and Brimmer and Heeltap By Alinda Page What a beautiful setting for a great hike, and a delicious meal! That was the consensus of the six of us who purchased the WNPF auction item to “Hike Thunder Creek Trail in the North Cascades, followed by Gourmet Lunch from Brimmer and Heeltap at Colonial Creek Campground.

Volunteers Make the Parks Go Round!

by Kelly Sanderbeck, Donor Development Manager "They streamed into the beautiful Mountaineers building in downtown Tacoma a few weeks ago, some proudly wearing their volunteer uniforms and some wearing interested expressions of curiosity."

Olympic National Park Volunteer Wins National Award

By day, John P. Goar teaches freshman science and runs the astronomy club at North Kitsap High School.

Preservation with a Purpose: A Volunteer’s Tale

Chris Scranton first came to Olympic National Park in 1972 after participating in a Student Conservation Association program in the North Cascades.