This month we're sharing stories about Women's History captured in national parks, as well as ways women are currently impacting the parks.

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Celebrate Women's History in National Parks

On a glass-top desk sits a black rotary phone and a black typwriter, located in Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

National parks across the country preserve and share stories of trailblazing women. NPF is proud to support programs and projects that help the National Park Service share a more comprehensive and inclusive American narrative that amplifies the voices of women. Explore just some of the places and NPF projects that share the stories of women.

Women of Fire

Allyson Arulanantham wears her firefighter gear, including a helmet, googles, a backpack filled with supplies, and gloves, while monitoring a wildland fire stretched wide in front of her

There are so many different (and very interesting!) jobs within National Park Service fire management and women are showing up in powerful numbers to be part of wildland fire teams. Hear directly from trailblazing fire experts about the variety of jobs that exist, what inspired their passion for firefighting, and why new women’s fire corps crews, supported by NPF with generous funding from REI Co-op, are so critically important.

Save the Date for National Park Week!

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Join the National Park Service and NPF in celebrating National Park Week from April 17 – 25. National Park Week is a great time to discover the different ways you can enjoy national parks. From exploring amazing places and discovering stories of history and culture to volunteering and digital experiences, there are many ways to celebrate!

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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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Black Leadership in the Outdoors

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Outdoor Afro, a national nonprofit supporting inclusion in outdoor recreation and promoting Black leadership in the outdoors, is making a significant impact on how communities experience nature. NPF is proud to partner with Outdoor Afro in amplifying Black voices and connecting the Black community to our national parks. Find out more about Outdoor Afro’s work in this Q&A with CEO and Founder, Rue Mapp.

Building the Next Generation of Park Champions

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Kids who love national parks become adults who champion them. That’s why NPF and Union Pacific Railroad are deepening our work together to build the next generation of park champions. Explore how our continued and expanded partnership will help double the reach of Open OutDoors for Kids in support of NPF’s goal to connect the next one million kids to national parks.

Strolling Through Your National Parks

A boardwalk zigzags through a forest of cedars providing a smooth path on the bumpy forest floor in Glacier National Park

As spring blooms in parks across the country, it’s the perfect time to explore family-friendly parks. Discover our tips for getting your kids outside and exploring parks or hit a stroller-friendly trail in a park near you for a family day out that won’t soon be forgotten!

In Case You Missed It

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Sharing the Gift of Parks

Louise Wiedermann stands in a rocky alcove just behind a waterfall

1916 Society member Louise Wiedermann supports national parks because she wants her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to have wondrous experiences like those she had visiting the parks over the years. Louise recently created a charitable gift annuity with NPF so she can support the parks she loves while receiving income in her retirement. Read more of Louise’s story on our website and learn how you can support NPF with a gift that pays you back.

Explore NPF's Parkcade

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With crosswords, coloring pages, trivia sets, and more, NPF has collected a group of activities to connect you to parks anytime, anywhere. So grab your colored pencils, brush up on your national park knowledge, and discover new ways to enjoy our nation’s parks with NPF’s Parkcade.

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Join with NPF and help conserve resources! Become a Paperless Member with an easy, automatic monthly donation and no longer receive printed mail pieces from NPF. Find out more and join here. Already a monthly donor and wish to join? Drop us a note at [email protected]!

This Month's Quiz

A teal blue, ranch style home is the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument

Which site preserves Val-Kill, a cottage which was originally built as a factory and was later converted into the residence of a former first lady?

Congratulations to last month’s winner, Debbie Creel, from Silver Spring, MD who knew that Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument is the newest addition to the National Park System, honoring the life and legacy of two civil rights advocates in Mississippi.


Way to go, Debbie!

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Wow! Where Is That?

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