Park Person of Interest: Jared Infanger
by Judy Wagonfeld, Volunteer and Friend of the Fund “All of us have a place in history.
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!
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.
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.
by Kelly Sanderbeck, Donor Development Manager They are VERY cute, and you may be tempted to pet them, but do not give in to this impulse! A member of the weasel family and about the size of a house cat, fishers became extinct in Washington state by the mid-1900s.
By day, John P. Goar teaches freshman science and runs the astronomy club at North Kitsap High School.
Richard Page and friends win an experience as Citizen Scientists for the Day at the 2016 Spring Dinner and Auction.
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!
Why should you support the national parks with a donation to Washington's National Park Fund? Five reasons from Leif Whittaker. Leif Whittaker seeks adventure in all aspects of life. His first book, My Old Man and the Mountain, was published by Mountaineers Books in October 2016.
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.
John Newhoff's day out on Lake Ross with the biologists of North Cascades National Park – an excursion he successfully bid on at WNPF's Spring Dinner and Auction. The 2017 event takes place on Saturday, April 22nd, raising funds for priority needs at Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks.