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Setting Your National Park Resolutions

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It’s not too late to set your resolutions for the year! Explore the many ways you can make national parks a part of your plans for 2022, as well as how NPF supports parks to ensure they thrive and continue to inspire wonder for generations to come.

A Look Back at 2021

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As the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, National Park Foundation is proud to help protect the 84 million acres of land and water that encompass the National Park System. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating another year of protecting parks by taking a look at some of our biggest accomplishments from 2021.

America’s Largest Classrooms

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With students and teachers settling back into school after winter break, NPF is excited to announce more than 90 Open OutDoors for Kids grants to connect children to meaningful learning experiences with parks. Discover some of the innovative educational opportunities NPF is funding for kids at parks near you and across the country!

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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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Kayaking in Remembrance of York

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Can you imagine kayaking 100 miles on the Missouri River to Gateway Arch National Park? Outdoor Afro leader Janina Edwards takes us along on her journey with the Blackpaddle Expedition honoring York, a member of the Corps of Discovery who was enslaved by William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Hear directly from Janina about her experience and how it sparked memories of treasured adventures with her dad.

A Sweet New Partnership  

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NPF has partnered with Kinder Joy® to support critical wildlife conservation projects in our parks. New limited edition National Park Foundation Kinder Joy eggs feature 16 toys of North American animals, including those you may spot in national parks! Kinder Joy® is sparking curiosity about the world around us while supporting NPF in its mission to protect wildlife and park lands.

Preserving the American Story 

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Our national parks preserve our country’s greatest collection of treasures, and the National Park Foundation helps safeguard the historic sites and collections that hold our shared history. Explore NPF’s work in History & Culture that highlights and protects the sites and stories that shape our past, present, and future.

Meet the NPF Team: Scott Eichinger

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NPF’s Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship Scott Eichinger works hard to ensure communicate the impact our donors make possible through their support, and his passion for our work and the wonder of our parks rings through everything he does. Learn more about Scott, his national park memories, and his work at NPF.

A Love Affair with Parks

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Though Petta grew up in Ohio and Ron in Indonesia, Ron introduced Petta to the wonder of America’s national parks. They’ve shared many extraordinary moments in the parks and want to make sure future generations have the same opportunity. That’s why they decided to leave a gift to the parks by making NPF a beneficiary of their IRA. Read their story and learn how this easy way to leave a gift could work for you.

In Case You Missed It

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Go Paperless

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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]!

Winter Activities in Parks

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Whether you’re a pro or just looking to try something new in 2022, winter is a great time to discover new activities you can enjoy in our parks. From snowshoeing and ice climbing to stargazing and more, the winter wonderlands of our national parks offer unique and exciting winter activities to explore.

This Month's Quiz

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Which national park unit off the coast of southern California is half under water and preserves five islands?

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Congratulations to last month’s winner, Rosie Schaffer, from Kenmore, WA who knew that you can enjoy a walk through ice caves along the shore of Lake Superior at Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

Way to go, Rosie!

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Wow! Where Is That?

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