by Kelly Sanderbeck, Donor Development Manager
by Lauren Danner, author of Crown Jewel Wilderness
by Judy Wagonfeld, Donor, Volunteer and Friend of the Fund The phone would ring at one, two, or three o'clock in the morning - back in the days before cell phones, texting or e-mails.
by Judy Wagonfeld, Volunteer and Friend of the Fund “All of us have a place in history.
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.
by Allen Cox, WNPF Friend and Donor The national parks of Washington State always leave me with a sense of awe on a grand scale.
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.
by Melissa Knapp, Hiker and Friend of the Fund
by Kelly Sanderbeck, Donor Development Manager We’ve asked each of our Board members to reflect on why our parks are important to them, AND why they choose to spend their time, talent and treasure to support them.
By Kelly Sanderbeck, Donor Development Manager Socks, gift cards, chocolate? As we each try to find that PERFECT gift for our special people this season, please give a thought to our parks.
By Tom Pauly
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!
The well house. We are not superstitious, but when we get close to this building it makes us feel a cold chill up the spine.
Like a chef measuring ingredients, Taylor-Goodrich focuses on balancing such delicate ecologies. The recipe for wilderness survival requires a full stock of natural components.
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.
The Hoh Rainforest, if you've never seen it, is definitely majestic. The trees kind of hover, old growth, covered with moss and mushrooms. The understory is lush. The air heavy with humidity. And the river, beside it all, this beautiful grey-blue. It's the kind of hike where you just find yourself saying Wow a whole bunch.
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