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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.

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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."

America The Beautiful! Northwest Flower & Garden Show 2016

America The Beautiful

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.

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Amazed. Inspired. Grateful.

Amazed. Inspired. Grateful. That's how this circle of support makes us feel. In this upcoming National Park Service Centennial year, when the parks need us, we'll listen.

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Why Herb Bridge Gives to the Parks

Throughout his adventurous and exciting life, including service as a Navy Rear Admiral with service in WWII and Korea, many roles in civic leadership, and serving as President of more than 70 Ben Bridge Jeweler’s stores, Herb Bridge has counted the parks as an important help in reaching his successes. For this reason, his passion for protecting them runs deep.