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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every July, 800 cyclists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world take on the challenge of one of the country's premiere cycling events: Ride Around Mount Rainier in One Day (also known as RAMROD).
By guest blogger Lourdez Rejon An introduction from Lourdez: I learned about the 2013 WNPF Rainier climb through posters around the Microsoft campus and word of mouth on a hiking discussion group.
By Jill Irwin, guest blogger As we’re hiking up the trail to Cascade Pass,
By Laurie Ward, WNPF Executive Director Four years ago, I started serving as Washington's National Park Fund’s Executive Director.
By Andy Porter, Guest blogger My favorite place to visit in the North Cascades is an easy choice.
Volunteering in Washington's national parks – everyone benefits. From guest blogger Jill Irwin.
We are so grateful that park scientists, rangers, interns, and volunteers can move forward with important work that can’t wait, thanks to philanthropic funding from Seattle Met and other generous donors.
This is a love story. Thea Roe grew up camping with her family, and after moving from California to Washington State when she was ten, spent many summers camping in Olympic National Park.