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
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.