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Celebrate Women's History in the Parks

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Every national park has a connection to women. NPF is committed to helping our parks share and preserve more of the extraordinary and everyday narratives of women through our Women in Parks initiative and across various programs. Explore just some of the places and NPF projects that share the stories of women throughout our multi-faceted history.

Park Adventures for Everyone

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Did you hear the news about NPF’s new ParkVentures program? ParkVentures joins numerous efforts across the country to make national parks and public lands more accessible and welcoming to everyone. Thanks to ParkVentures partners Nature Valley, Subaru of America, Sun Outdoors, and more, NPF is supporting more than 50 projects that help people create and strengthen life-long relationships with national parks.

Happy 150th Birthday, Yellowstone!

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This month marks the 150th anniversary of the designation of Yellowstone National Park, America's first national park. NPF has a long history supporting the park, from the reintroduction of wolves and monitoring of golden eagles to connecting people to the park through our Open OutDoors for Kids and ParkVentures programs. Happy birthday, Yellowstone!

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Save the Date!

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Join us in celebrating America’s national parks this year during National Park Week from April 16 – April 24. National Park Week is not only a great time to discover a national park near you, but also the perfect opportunity to give back to the parks you love.

Preserving the Legacy of Dr. King

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One of the foremost figures in the American civil rights movement – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – was born on the second floor of a house in Atlanta, Georgia. Thanks in part to NPF and our partners, this historic home is now preserved as part of the national park system. Learn how NPF is supporting the restoration of this home, as well as the nearby King family home, and helping give visitors a glimpse into the upbringing and domestic life of Dr. King.

Service Corps Spring into Action

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As service corps organizations head into recruitment season, NPF and Winnebago Industries are excited to help raise awareness about the numerous opportunities to work on national park projects – ranging from invasive species removal to historical preservation to trail restoration. Learn more about NPF’s support of service corps programs through its Communities & Workforce initiative.

In Case You Missed It

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Engaging & Educating Youth in Parks

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Together with our partners, NPF is providing ways for kids to enjoy, understand, and connect with our national parks, inspiring the next generation of park stewards while inviting them to explore the world around them. Discover some of the NPF programs that help connect youth to our national parks.

Park Champions

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Allie and David Peacock have shared a passion for parks. After a challenging night lost in Zion National Park, they learned how to connect with each other through nature. “The parks provide so many opportunities to connect with yourself and with whatever forces you believe are bigger than you,” says Allie. The Peacocks joined NPF’s Champions Society with a generous gift designated, perhaps not surprisingly, for improved trail signs at Zion National Park. Read more about their journey here.

This Month's Quiz

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Which California national park unit explores and honors the stories, sacrifices, and efforts of American civilians on the home front during World War II?

Submit your answer

Congratulations to last month’s winner, Roxine Lawton, from Cottonwood Heights, Utah who knew that Chicago’s Pullman National Monument preserves the labor history stories of an 1894 strike and the formation of the first African American labor union.


Way to go, Roxine!

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