Park Person of Interest: Jared Infanger
by Judy Wagonfeld, Volunteer and Friend of the Fund “All of us have a place in history.
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.
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.
Many Gifts. One Big Love For Our Parks. Your donations – both large and small – added up to a record-high total this year. More than $650,000 was granted to Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks. It all matters. It all adds up. THANK YOU!
WNPF Discovery Group is sharing news about all the great activities, events, and projects taking place in Washington’s national parks, and how we can all become more engaged! The next Discovery Group event is a Fireside Circle gathering in Mount Rainier National Park (National Park Inn) from October 28th – 30th.
Mount Rainier, with its prominence in the Seattle skyline, calls out to the adventure seekers wanting to climb it. Funds raised by this team – all matched by Microsoft – will be devoted to Restoration of Fishers in Mount Rainier National Park. If you or your company would like to learn more about our climbing program, please contact Laurie Ward.
Matt Dieterich, WNPF guest blogger, never dreamed that his photo of the night sky over Mount Rainier would become a United States Forever Stamp. "The goal of my photography is to bring attention to the beauty that exists above our heads in the night sky away from these city lights. I want to inspire children and adults to continue the tradition of viewing the stars."
Laurie Ward, Executive Director of WNPF, and Nicky Ducommun, Donor Stewardship Manager, volunteered time at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in February, helping out in the National Park Service area. The event celebrated America's national parks and landmarks. Top garden creators – who produced 23 full scale themed gardens – embraced the show-wide “America The Beautiful” theme.