NPF in the News

Tracey Ritchie and Will Shafroth speak at the Aspen Ideas Climate event in May 2022
May 10, 2022
NPF was invited to participate in discussions about the role of parks in climate resiliency and environmental stewardship solutions during the Aspen Ideas Climate event. As part of this, NPF announced a $4.1 million investment in service corps...
Virgin Islands Daily News logo over an image of youth visiting a park and talking with a park ranger
Mar 29, 2022
The Virgin Islands Daily News features NPF’s Open OutDoors for Kids support to hybrid educational programs with Project Promise and Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve. Read an excerpt from the story, “Project Promise...
Travel Noire logo over an image of people posing for a photo in a park
Mar 22, 2022
Travel Noire published a profile on Debbie Njai, founder of Black People Who Hike, and highlighted NPF’s ParkVentures support as part of the coverage. Read an excerpt from the story, “Meet Debbie Njai: The Founder Of Black People Who Hike, Making...
National Parks Traveler logo over an image of a group of people in climbing gear
Feb 25, 2022
National Parks Traveler covers the launch of NPF’s new ParkVentures program, supporting programs and activities that help people create and strengthen life-long relationships with national parks. Read an excerpt from the story, “National Park...
USA Today logo over a picture of Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park
Feb 14, 2022
USA Today picked up the Associated Press story that nods to NPF’s support to the collective effort to expand and protect ancestral lands and cultural heritage at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park in collaboration with the Muscogee Creek...
High Country News logo over an image of Bering Land Bridge
Feb 03, 2022
High Country News’s story about the founding of a new nonprofit organization to support the Bureau of Land Management positions NPF as a leader and innovator among peer organizations established to support federal agencies. Read an excerpt from the...
Hawaii News Now logo over an image of a Hawaii sunset. Above are screenshots of the speakers in the video referenced.
Jan 31, 2022
Hawaii News Now interviews NPF’s Chaska Hansen and Honeygirl Duman, Haleakalā’s interpretation and education specialist, about NPF’s Open OutDoors for Kids grant to Haleakalā National Park. Chaska highlights how NPF’s Open OutDoors for Kids program...
PBS Utah logo over an image of kids camping
Jan 27, 2022
PBS Utah highlights NPF’s support for the Concrete to Canyons program at Zion National Park in their film Call of the Canyon, which premiered on January 27. Around minute 34:14, Zion Forever Project Board President Billie Rayford talks about the...
WBRC FOX6 News logo over an image of Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument
Jan 20, 2022
WBRC FOX6 News in Birmingham, Alabama, interviews NPF’s Dr. Tracey Ritchie about NPF’s Open OutDoors for Kids grant to Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument and how it is supporting important educational programs for local students. Read an...
Fox Business logo over an image from the opening of the John Oliver Cabin Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Dec 29, 2021
Fox Business published a feature reflecting on some of the ways the National Park Foundation supported national parks throughout 2021. Read an excerpt from the article, “How America's National Parks were protected in 2021,” below. “It’s been a big...
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...

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