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Celebrating National Park Week

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We hope you’re enjoying all the wonderful celebrations of National Park Week, happening now through April 24! Check out the ways you can continue to join in on the fun, as well as all the ways NPF supports our parks. From lending a helping hand in a park to exploring somewhere new, there are countless opportunities to support our parks this week and throughout the year.

April is Earth Month

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Each year in April, Earth Month encourages all of us to educate ourselves and make positive changes in our behavior to protect and conserve our planet’s natural resources and beauty. This month and year-round, NPF helps keep parks green for future generations through our support of resilience and sustainability projects. Join us as we honor our planet and the majestic lands and iconic places within the National Park System that we help protect.

The Power of Service Corps

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NPF continues to expand its support of service corps programs, bringing young adults to national parks to complete critical restoration work. While at parks, crew members see majestic sites, build technical skills, and bond with their peers. We spoke to young leaders who participated in an NPF-funded all womxn-identifying crew – hear about their experiences in their own words.

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Support Your Parks

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This spring show off your park pride with NPF gear.

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Telling a Fuller American Story

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Thanks to philanthropist Robert F. Smith’s generous commitment to NPF, Black history is being preserved, honored, and celebrated in our national parks. NPF President and CEO Will Shafroth sat down with Mr. Smith to discuss the power of national parks to bring history to life, and what more we can do to ensure everyone can see themselves in and truly feel welcome across the landscapes and historical sites that belong to all of us.

#YouTubeEarthDay

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This Earth Day, we're partnering with YouTube to celebrate this amazing planet we call home. Join top YouTube Creators as they explore unique ecosystems around the world, including our very own Yellowstone and White Sands National Parks. YouTube is a proud partner of our work, and we're excited to share these "eco-excursions" so more people take action to protect and preserve these lands. Check out all the videos!

Keep An Eye Out for Condors

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Four California condors will take flight in a national park this month! NPF is excited to be part of the collective effort led by the Yurok Tribe and Redwood National and State Parks, in collaboration with additional partners, to welcome the iconic California condors back to their historic range in the redwoods, within the Yurok ancestral territory.

In Case You Missed It

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Leave a Lasting Legacy

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1916 Society member Louise Wiedermann supports national parks because she wants her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to have the same wondrous experiences she had while visiting the parks. Louise recently created a charitable gift annuity with NPF so she can support the places she loves, while also receiving lifetime payments in her retirement. Visit our website to read Louise’s story and learn how you can support NPF through a gift that pays you income.

Summer Snackin’

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In celebration of our new partnership, Lenny & Larry launched their 2022 Summer Snackin’ Vote-Off and Sweepstakes. You can vote on your favorite cookie flavor that will go on sale in May and enter to win an unforgettable trip to a national park of your choice. Learn more and participate in the contest and sweepstakes here.

Wear Your Park Pride

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There’s no better time to show off your love for the parks than during National Park Week and the Official Find Your Park Store has just the gear you need. The best part? One hundred percent of the proceeds from your purchase go to NPF to help preserve and protect America’s greatest treasures.

This Month's Quiz

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Which Arkansas park site protects ancient thermal springs as well as historic bathhouses?

Submit your answer

Congratulations to last month’s winner, Iris McDaniel, from Vienna, WV who knew that Rosie the Riveter / WWII Home Front National Historical Park explores and honors the stories, sacrifices, and efforts of American civilians on the home front during World War II.


Way to go, Iris!

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