You give more to your parks EACH AND EVERY YEAR!

by Kelly Sanderbeck, Donor Engagement Manager   It happens with you, because of you, and for YOU… And this is how it works: Every year, we ask superintendents to submit proposals to us and rank projects that have no other funding.

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.

Speak up for YOUR park!

By Kelly Sanderbeck, Donor Development Manager   Do you know how Washington’s National Park Fund works? In a nutshell, we are the official philanthropic partner of Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks.

The Fishers are Coming! The Fishers are Coming!

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.

Butterfly Catching and Other Opportunities at the Spring Dinner and Auction

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.

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!

My Chance to Summit Rainier

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.

Swimming With The Fishes – An Excursion to Ross Lake With Park Biologists

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.

Night Sky Photo Becomes Forever Postage Stamp Image

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."

“Caution! Grizzly Bears”

I remember the first time I hiked in Glacier National Park. At the entrance to the trail was a bright orange warning sign: CAUTION! Grizzly bears have been seen on this trail.

It’s Been A Bad Year If You’re A Glacier

This past winter of 2015 was the lowest snowpack on record in the Olympics. Jill Irwin visits Bill Baccus, Olympic National Park's "glacier person," to learn more about glacier monitoring funded by Washington's National Park Fund donors.