This time of year is a wonderful time to give back, we're sharing many different ways you can give back to parks

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Give the Gift of Parks

A view of the sunset and rolling blue mountains from a peak in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

National parks have a unique importance this year. After months of staying home, many of us ventured out and discovered — or rediscovered — all the things our natural landscapes have to offer. Historical sites helped us advance the collective American story. Rivers and trails became points for reflection and solace. Donate today as part of our 31 Days of Giving and your gift will go twice as far to protect and preserve the parks you love.

Champions for Our Parks

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For over 50 years, NPF has been committed to helping our national parks thrive. Supporting parks is a collective effort and our dedicated corporate partners help carry on the long tradition of private philanthropy for our treasured national parks. Learn more about the projects and programs our generous partners help bring to life, and see which of your favorite companies share your commitment and passion for the parks.

Holiday Gifts that Give Back

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National parks are where we find wonder, learn, recreate, and relax. And if you’re like us, you’ve needed to relax this year! 2020 has taught us many things, including the necessity of connecting with nature. Help us continue to protect some of the world's most treasured scenic, historic, and cultural places for generations to come by shopping these items that benefit NPF this holiday season.

Protecting the Many Wonders of the Everglades

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Everglades National Park offers boundless opportunities for recreation and exploration, including paddling among the mangrove and cypress trees and leisurely strolls on a beautiful sunny day. Learn more about how NPF support is helping to enrich these recreational opportunities for visitors, while also safeguarding the park’s wildlife and natural habitats.

Get Your Free National Park Owner's Guides

National Park Foundation Owners Guides

Thinking about your next national park experience? These FREE downloadable national park Owner's Guides are filled with travel tips and helpful information. It's your one-stop resource to discover all your national parks! Download today.

Support Your Parks

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This holiday show off your
park pride with NPF gear.

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Make a difference for America's treasured places – today and for years to come.

Share the Love of Parks

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The holiday season is about gratitude, connecting with friends and family, and reflecting on what’s most important in our lives. At NPF, we’re grateful to be a part of Subaru of America’s annual Share the Love Event. Now through January 4, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer's choice of participating charities, including NPF, for every Subaru purchased or leased. After 13 years, Subaru will have donated over $200 million to charities like NPF during the Share the Love Event. Visit Subaru of America’s event page to learn more and find a local retailer near you.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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In national park tradition, the National Park Foundation and National Park Service are again thrilled to share the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at President’s Park with you during the holiday season. If you haven’t already seen it (or you want to watch again and again!), you can enjoy it on-demand at thenationaltree.org.

Last Call for Share the Experience Contest Photos

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It's not too late to enter photos from your national park trips in the special edition 2020 "Best of the Decade" Share the Experience Photo Contest. Share your most inspiring, spectacular photos, now through December 31, for the chance to win amazing cash prizes, hotel stays and much more! One lucky winner will also have the chance to have their photo featured on the 2022 Federal Recreational Lands Pass. Don't miss out — submit your photos now at www.sharetheexperience.org.

In Case You Missed It

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Follow us on social media for more national park gems like these.

From City Kid to Nature Lover

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Brian and Morgan Cromwell, members of NPF’s Champions Society, grew up in the glitter of a city and learned as adults of the country’s many gems in our national parks. Explore Brian's discovery of these national treasures and how it has led to his family’s contributions to the National Park Foundation.

Honoring National Park Leaders

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The National Park Foundation is thrilled to recognize five inaugural recipients of its Hero Awards for their leadership in passing the Great American Outdoors Act and overall service and commitment to the betterment of national parks. Learn more about the bipartisan leaders who received these awards, and join NPF in celebrating everything they do to protect and preserve our natural and cultural treasures.

Not Your Average Dog

A close up of a snowy dog, connected to a dog sled harness, looking up at the camera

The seasonal puppy cam at Denali National Park & Preserve always warms the heart. The park’s iconic mushing dogs are hardworking members of the park’s staff, helping with scientific research and patrols in winter months. Learn more about the history of these puppies with a purpose.

This Month's Quiz

Autumn turned trees in a cluster with sand all around forming the dunes at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Which national park, defined by its massive sandstone cliffs, was the first in Utah?

Congratulations to last month’s winner, Anne Michelis, from Dearborn, MI who knew that Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore takes its name from an Anishinaabek story.


Way to go, Anne!

A group of five snow-covered evergreen trees stand in the foreground, smooth, untouched snow covers the ground around them along with a still body of water, the sun shines through the forest of trees in the distance and mountains stand tall in the distance in Yellowstone National Park

Wow! Where Is That?

Curious which park is featured at the top of this newsletter? Find out now!

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