Trailblazers: Russ and Janice Ashleman

by Kelly Sanderbeck, Donor Engagement Manager   Every Friday during the summer and fall, you can find Russ and Janice Ashleman heading to Sunrise at Mount Rainier for their weekly stint as volunteer Meadow Rovers.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

Time to engage!

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.

Volunteering in Washington’s National Parks: Everyone Benefits

Volunteering in Washington's national parks – everyone benefits. From guest blogger Jill Irwin.