June: In Case You Missed It

June 30, 2015Blair GuildNPF Blog

June is one of the most exciting months of the year. The weather warms up, the kids get out of school, and, of course, summer starts! With all the excitement, it can be hard to keep up with everything that happens at the National Park Foundation.

But don’t worry! We’ve got your recap for June, just in case you missed it:

Trail Talkin’ on the Blog
We know that summer brings some dog days with it. Thankfully, the national parks are full of refreshing ways to beat the heat! Whether you want to take a dip, take a plunge, or take a stroll — the national parks have got you covered.

Crater Lake Swimming (STE Robert Sappington)

There’s also plenty to celebrate! If you missed Father’s Day and the different ways to celebrate dad in national parks, start planning for the Fourth of July with these unforgettable activities.

We also spoke to photographer Andy Porter about his passion for capturing national park moments and memories in his nature photography.

And don’t forget to find your park! NPF staffer Stefanie Mathew found her park in the Rockies by participating in the Student Conservation Association’s National Park Service Centennial Volunteer Ambassador orientation program.

Travel Ideas
Need a bucket-list-worthy adventure? Grand Canyon National Park’s rim-to-rim hike might be perfect for you!

Hiker on Grand Canyon trail

Hot Off the Press
This month we were thrilled to announce our new president and CEO Will Shafroth. We are so excited to see his passion for the national parks unfold here at the National Park Foundation. Welcome!

Gettin’ Social With It
On Facebook, we served you a daily dose of natural wonders from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

And on Twitter everyone was talking about taking the west coast road trip from our “4 Ultimate National Park Road Trips” infographic.

For our Instagram fans (Insta-fans?!) we shared a gorgeous photo of Grand Teton National Park that was all the rage.

Grand Teton mountain range seen from the highway, yellow wildflowers

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