May: In Case You Missed It

May 29, 2015Rocío LowerNPF Blog

This month may have flown by (get it? snort!) and you may have missed something (see what we did there?). 

So we’ve pulled together our BEST of MAY and shared it with you here!

Trail Talkin’ on the Blog

We kicked off the month by sharing ideas on how to observe Memorial Day in national parks. The holiday came and went, but these special places stand protected so that we can remember the sacrifice of our fallen military men and women year-round!

Just in time for the first days of summer, we posted an infographic on ultimate national park road trips! Take a look, get inspired, and hit the road!   

And this week, we shared a remarkable Q&A with National Park Service employee Otis Halfmoon. He shared incredible stories from his 25-year career in the Service and emphasized the important role national parks play in telling the untold stories of all Americans, including the unique contributions of American Indians to American culture.

National Park Service employee Otis Halfmoon in traditional Native American clothing

Hot Off the Press

We proudly announced 37 grants, totaling $458,438, in support of the 2015 Active Trails program. The program focuses on getting people out and active in national parks by restoring, protecting, and/or creating land and water trails across the country!  

We were also excited by the New York Times piece on our collaboration with the White House and National Park Service for the Every Kid in a Park initiative! Be sure to check it out and see how we’ll be welcoming fourth graders and their families into national parks next school year.

Students in large rowboat on lake

Gettin’ Social with It

On Facebook, our post about the full moon over Denali National Park and Preserve was all the rage!

But on Twitter, folks were really excited about our ultimate national park road trip infographic.

4 Ultimate National Park Road Trips Infographic

With all the excitement of summer and new adventures ahead of us, what we really want to know is: are you sharing your favorite moments and memories in national parks with us online? We’re out and about, playing on the interwebs in all of the fun places! Join us on Facebook,TwitterInstagramTumblrPinterest, and Google+

We’d love to hear from you!


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