The National Park Foundation is excited to announce the winner of the Share the Experience photo contest, along with celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

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Winning Pictures of Your Public Lands

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The 11 winning photos from the 2018 Share the Experience photo contest, hosted annually by the National Park Foundation, are stunning reminders of America’s public lands! Once you’ve checked out the winning photos on our blog, get your camera ready for your next #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque trip and be prepared to enter the 2019 Share the Experience photo contest. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000 and their picture will be featured on the annual National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass.

Restoring the Marine Wilderness of Point Reyes National Seashore

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A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.” –Wilderness Act of 1964

Wilderness areas offer visitors unique opportunities for solitude and primitive recreational activities. Far from the reaches of mechanization and electrical conveniences, these pristine places invite visitors to connect with nature and to experience the inspirational and spiritual values of wilderness. When the opportunity presented itself to help the National Park Service restore Point Reyes National Seashore's Drakes Esteros to a pristine – and wild – estuary, the National Park Foundation stepped up. To learn more about the restoration, watch this inspiring video.

More Than a Moment

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National parks across the country share stories of visionary women, trailblazers who dared to imagine a different future. As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, it’s time to call on a new generation to recognize the breadth and depth of the roles women continue to play in shaping America. Help us commemorate the larger movement toward equal rights for all as we support the Women in Parks Fund.

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Calling All Explorers

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Summer is upon us and it’s the perfect time to explore all that your national parks have to offer. Union Pacific Railroad and the National Park Foundation invite you to recreate a vintage park photo as part of the Wonder + Wander Photo Challenge, highlighting the timelessness of adventures enjoyed in America’s national parks. We’re selecting 10 winners between May 22 and September 2, 2019, to receive a free America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. To get started, visit the Wonder + Wander Photo Challenge website today!

Commemorating Stonewall

NPS Park Rangers carry a banner that says Stonewall National Monument in the NYC Pride Parade

June is Pride Month, and the perfect time to commemorate the contributions born from the Stonewall Uprising and the struggle for LBTQ civil rights. Visit the blog to find out how National Park Foundation is partnering with Stonewall National Monument and community partners to ensure that the stories of these civil rights figures are brought to life for today’s park visitors and preserved for future generations.

What to Expect When Landing on the Rock

A view of the island of Alcatraz, showing the jail and other facilities that serve the jail

Looking out from the Bay area’s northern waterfront, Alcatraz Island is visible just over a mile from shore. Most famous for its years as a federal prison, the island is now preserved by the National Park Service as a part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The park keeps alive the stories of its inmates, as well as many other interesting layers of history on the island. Visit our blog and start planning your trip to the Rock.

Your Parks in All Shapes and Sizes

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From the highest mountains to the lowest waters, arid desert land to water as far as the eye can see, your 400+ national parks are each unique and wonderful. That’s one reason the National Park Foundation proudly partners with HanesBrands, a company that understands that when it comes to both people and parks, each has a unique shape, size, perspective, and personality. Learn more about park superlatives on our blog and check out Hanes national park tees before your next adventure – big or small! This month, just in time for summer vacation, Hanes ComfortWash is launching a new collection at Walmart locations across the country in celebration of your parks. Where will you #FindYourPark/#EncuentraTuParque next?

Pride in Our Parks

A close up of Kathi and Kim Miller, sitting together in a grassy park

Over the years, Kathi and Kim Miller have visited many park sites, but one is especially personal to this couple. As Kathi said, “We’re thrilled that Stonewall is now a national monument so that people can experience that important part of our history—not just read about it in textbooks.”

For Kathi and Kim, the parks are such an important part of their life together, and they want to ensure they remain for generations to come. That’s why they give annually and have included the National Park Foundation as a beneficiary in their will. Read more about their story on our website and learn how anyone can become a Stewardship Circle member as well as create a future gift to the National Park Foundation through a legacy gift.

Sizzlin’ Summer Sales!

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Beat the heat this summer in fresh park-inspired duds! The Official Find Your Park Store carries lots of fun apparel and accessories that show off your park pride and encourage everyone to get out there and #FindYourPark. With newly marked down gear, there’s never been a better time to check out the store. The best part? One hundred percent of the proceeds from your purchase go to the National Park Foundation to help preserve and protect America’s greatest treasures.

This Month's Quiz

A few wooden barns are seen off of a dirt path on the lush land that is Jimmy Carter's childhood farm

Which national park provides a refreshing summer escape with its 15 miles of shoreline, and is home to over 1,100 plant species including the endangered Pitcher's Thistle?

And congratulations to last month's winner, Jeffrey Martin, from Ellington, CT, who knew that Jimmy Carter National Historic Site houses the former president's childhood farm, school, and railroad depot—which also housed his campaign headquarters.

Way to go, Jeffrey!

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