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 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.
Driftwood Travelogue: A mix of geography, mythology, song, idiom, photos, whimsy and anecdote by Laurie Klein.
By Kelly Sanderbeck, Donor Development Manager
By Richard Page, Vice President of the Board
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.
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.
by Ben Steele It was great advice.
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 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."
By Judy Wagonfeld, Marketing Committee Volunteer “We had a wonderful time supporting such a worthy cause.
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.
Chris Scranton first came to Olympic National Park in 1972 after participating in a Student Conservation Association program in the North Cascades.
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.
Ride Around Mount Rainier In A Day (R A M R O D) These ultra-serious cyclists complete a 150-mile ride, with 10,000 foot gain, around our beloved Mount Rainier all within about 12 hours. Plus, RAMROD riders give back to the park.