NPF in the News

Image of Billy Porter performing at the 2021 National Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec 05, 2021
In partnership with NPF, CBS broadcasted the 2021 National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 5 on the CBS Television Network. This beloved American tradition, presented by the National Park Service and NPF, features musical...
Image of big horn sheep in Badlands National Park. On top of the image is the Sourcing Matters logo
Nov 18, 2021
Sourcing Matters host Aaron Niederhelman interviews NPF’s President and CEO Will Shafroth about national parks, land use, natural resource management, the importance of a sense of belonging in parks, sustainability, history and heritage, and more...
A group of young volunteers pose for a photo. On top of the image is the NPS logo
Nov 10, 2021
NPF’s Vice President of Community Partnerships Sarah Unz participated in the virtual panel discussion about volunteering with national parks, sharing how NPF provides critical support to parks and park partners for these efforts. Panel participants...
Two women pose for a photo. On top of the picture is the Latina Style logo
Nov 09, 2021
Latina Style Magazine published two features about the work NPF’s Latino Heritage Fund is making possible for people and parks. Read excerpts from the articles, “Preserving Latino Heritage through U.S. National Parks,” and “College Beat: My...
Image of all-women fire crew working. On top of the image is the NBC 26 Green Bay logo
Oct 25, 2021
NBC Green Bay highlights NPF’s support to an all-women fire crew through the experience of Emily Owens, a member of the Montana Conservation Corps. Read an excerpt from the article, “Females on the frontlines: St. Norbert College graduate is...
Two Annual Park Passes. On top of the image is the Condé Nast Traveler logo
Oct 12, 2021
Condé Nast Traveler includes NPF President and CEO Will Shafroth’s go-to item for adventures in the outdoors. Read an excerpt from the article, “Outdoor Enthusiasts On the Surprising Item They Can’t Travel Without,” below. “Unless you’re a seasoned...
Image of Adidas' NPF Slides. On top of the image is the Condé Nast Traveler logo
Oct 11, 2021
Condé Nast Traveler features the Adidas x National Park Foundation Adilette Slide Sandals. Read an excerpt from the article, “The Best Hiking and Camp Sandals, According to Outdoor Enthusiasts,” below. “While a comfy slide sandal may not be the best...
Image of a ranger at Barataria Preserve holding fishing nets. On top of the image is the logo for The New York Times.
Sep 29, 2021
The New York Times pointed to one of NPF’s blog features about national park careers as part of its lesson of the day series offering students engaging educational activities. Read an excerpt from the article, “Lesson of the Day: ‘Bringing Black...
Image of Superintendent Cassius Cash opening the Cades Cove trail. On top of the image is the WATE-TV logo
Sep 28, 2021
WATE-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee, nods to NPF’s support for a new wheelchair-accessible trail to the John Oliver cabin in the Cades Coves section of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Read an excerpt from the article, “Wheelchair-accessible trail...
Image of a cypress grove in Congaree National Park. The National Parks Traveler logo is placed on top of the image
Sep 28, 2021
National Parks Traveler highlights the collective effort to preserve the Running Creek property at Congaree National Park. Read an excerpt from the article, “Donation Adds More Than 200 Acres To Congaree National Park,” below. “Many partners came...
Two recycling bins stand at the foot of Yosemite. On top of the image is the Waste 360 logo
Sep 23, 2021
Waste360 featured NPF’s work to reduce waste in national parks, including insights from Ashley McEvoy, National Park Foundation senior manager for resilience and sustainability. Ashley talked about the importance and positive impact of NPF’s...
Rapid City Journal logo over an image of Badlands National Park
Sep 13, 2021
Rapid City Journal covers NPF’s lead grant, made possible by generous funding from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, to improve the visitor experience at Badlands National Park. Read an excerpt from the article, “Badlands to receive $5.2 million in...
Bossip logo on top of the vintage-style illustrated Pullman poster by Joe Nelson
Sep 10, 2021
In celebration of the official opening of the Pullman National Monument visitor center, Bossip highlighted how NPF collaborated with Union Pacific and local Chicago artist Joe Nelson to design a vintage-style poster honoring the stories of Pullman...
Chicago Sun-Times logo on top of a picture of Pullman National Monument's historic clocktower
Sep 06, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times covered the grand opening of Pullman National Monument visitor center and state historic site grounds. Read an excerpt from the article, “Pullman National Monument a ‘testament to the power of our national parks’,” below. “The...
WCNY logo on top of an image of the Erie Canal
Aug 26, 2021
NPF Vice President for Education and Engagement Dr. Tracey Ritchie participated in the virtual panel discussion looking at the Erie Canal and how ideas on women’s rights, suffrage, and the quest for social justice spread because of it. Panel...
National Parks Traveler logo over an image of a cutthroat trout
Aug 25, 2021
National Parks Traveler interviewed NPF Vice President for Resource Management Jason Corzine for a feature story on NPF’s efforts to help restore native species in parks. Read an excerpt from the article, “Charitable Dollars Help In Fight Against...
Scripps logo over an image of a woman fire corps member
Aug 11, 2021
Scripps interviewed NPF Senior Program Manager Lisa McClure, Crew Member Laurie Keaton, and REI Co-op Philanthropy Manager Kristen Ragain about the all-women fire corps crew that NPF is funding thanks to REI Co-op’s generous support. Read an excerpt...
Boston Globe logo over an image of a photographer taking a picture in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Aug 04, 2021
Boston Globe interviewed NPF President and CEO Will Shafroth for a travel story about the National Park Foundation’s annual Share the Experience photo contest. Read an excerpt from the article, “The National Park Foundation held a Best of the Decade...
ecoWURD logo over an image of Carter G. Woodson National Historic Site
Jul 07, 2021
Charles Ellison, host of WURD radio in Philadelphia, interviewed NPF Project Manager for Cultural Resources Angel Thompson on the ecoWURD radio program, a multimedia environmental justice journalism initiative examining Black communities at the...
A teacher leans over to assist a group of students huddled around a microscope
Jun 28, 2021
NPF Chief Program Officer LaTresse Snead was interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor for a very comprehensive cover story about diversity in outdoor spaces. Read an excerpt from the article, “The great outdoors has a diversity problem. Can it...
Service corp crew poses for a photo
Jun 15, 2021
NPF President and CEO Will Shafroth and several NPF partners were interviewed for a National Geographic feature story about making the outdoors more welcoming to all, with a specific focus on LGBTQ+ communities. Read an excerpt from the article, “...
Arlington House with "Travel + Leisure" logo on top
Jun 11, 2021
NPF President and CEO Will Shafroth’s insights were included in Travel + Leisure’s feature story about the reopening of Arlington House, for which NPF helped provide funding. Read an excerpt from the article below. “The home, Arlington House,...
Two visitors stand near a sign looking out at the park
Apr 21, 2021
Washington Post interviewed four national park experts, including NPF President and CEO Will Shafroth, for their article, “5 expert tips for visiting a national park this summer.” Will noted the importance of packing out what you pack in, in an...
Recycling receptacles at the base of Yosemite
Apr 15, 2021
Treehugger details the challenges that waste poses to national parks and also outlines some of the many ways that NPF and partners are working together to offer solutions. Read an excerpt from the article, “The Trash Problem in National Parks,”...
Tiny hikers on the red badlands with a blue sky with some clouds
Apr 13, 2021
Washington Post includes NPF President and CEO Will Shafroth’s insights in their travel feature, “6 alternatives to America’s most popular national parks.” Read an excerpt from the article below. “If you’ve been to Yellowstone during peak tourist...
Visitor walks along a grassy pathway
Apr 08, 2021
Boston Globe highlights NPF President and CEO Will Shafroth’s insights in its feature, "How to plan a national park visit in 2021.” Read an excerpt from the article below. “Visitation to national park and public lands exploded last summer and fall,...
Split image: left shows a person looking out of a car at a buffalo in the distance. The right shows someone looking down as they climb a stone rock face. On top of these: the Lonely Planet logo in white. The entire image is framed in a light blue box.
Apr 01, 2021
Lonely Planet encourages folks to celebrate National Park Week, which runs from April 17 to 25 this year. Read an excerpt from the piece, “April's National Park Week will bring free entry and celebrations,” below. “Each day has a different theme,...
LaTresse Snead stretches her arms out on a walk in a park, wearing binoculars. On top of the image is the logo for #RecreateResponsibly in green. The entire image is framed by a light blue box.
Mar 30, 2021
NPF Chief Program Officer LaTresse Snead reflects on her own experiences in national parks and how that inspires her work present day. Read an excerpt from the piece, “Creating More Equitable Outdoor Spaces,” below. “While I have had the opportunity...
A hand reaches out to refill a waterbottle at a bottle refill station in a park. Over this image is the Scripps logo. The entire image is framed in a light blue box.
Mar 30, 2021
Scripps reports on NPF’s work to make national parks more sustainable, through the lens of NPF’s partnership with Tupperware Brands. Read an excerpt from the online article, “America's green spaces about to get a lot 'greener' with planet-friendly...
Will Shafroth in a blue shirt in front of greenery. On top of this image, the Orange County Register logo. The entire image is framed in a light blue box.
Mar 29, 2021
In an opinion piece published in the Orange County Register, NPF President and CEO Will Shafroth invites everyone to explore national parks and pack a mask when you do, explaining that we all share in the responsibility to make sure everyone is able...

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