Check out the stories of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders preserved in national parks as well as how some parks honor fallen U.S. military members this Memorial Day

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Preserving a Full American Story

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Celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May by exploring the remarkable stories preserved by our national parks. Through our work preserving history and culture in parks, NPF aims to share more comprehensive and inclusive stories that amplify the full range of experiences and voices that are woven into the fabric of the U.S.

There’s a Trail Calling You

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Together with our partner Nature Valley™, we’re helping create new paths to adventure, with more ways for everyone to explore the wonder of our national parks. Through our partnership, we are helping expand access to 10,000 miles of trails. Learn more about our partnership.

Working Together for the Future of Parks

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In 2021, NPF provided $36.1 million in funding to over 220 parks and partners. In doing so, we connected people to the natural, historical, and cultural treasures of the National Park System, as well as protected its lands, waters, and diverse ecosystems. Join us in exploring some of the projects NPF and our partners accomplished in 2021, as well as our full annual report.

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Support Your Parks

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Show off your park pride this spring with NPF gear.

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10 Ways to Honor Memorial Day in Parks

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On the last Monday of May, our nation comes together to observe Memorial Day, honoring the men and women who gave their lives in service of our country. Many national parks provide places for reflection and commemoration of those who sacrificed themselves to protect our nation – explore some of the ways you can honor the memory of U.S. military members in our parks.

Celebrating the Diversity of Park Career Paths

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Last month, during National Park Week, NPF joined NPS and The Corps Network in hosting an inspiring conversation about the many different park-related jobs across the country. Current and former service corps members shared how their experiences positively impacted their personal development, national parks, and local communities. Catch up on the conversation and learn how NPF supports corps across the country!

NPF Rises to the Climate Challenge

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Was anyone else in Miami last week? NPF was at the Aspen Ideas: Climate event in Miami Beach sharing how we are supporting climate resiliency and environmental stewardship solutions in parks. NPF also announced a $4.1 million investment in service corps programs across the country, with many projects helping parks respond to the challenges of a changing climate.

In Case You Missed It

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

  • NPF is supporting work across the National Park System to integrate sustainability practices into all aspects of park operations.
  • We’re committed to working with NPS to ensure park employees and service corps crews are diverse, inclusive, and representative of the community around each park. Learn more about how to get involved.
  • This “Non-Fungible Planet” we inhabit is pretty amazing, right? Check out Youtube’s Earth Day series which explored our national parks and the species that depend on them.
  • National parks are amazing places to visit, but did you know that you can also experience them at home? Learn a few ways you can plug into parks in this Twitter thread.

Coming Together for the Common Good

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David Marchick, a former member of NPF’s National Council, understands the importance of private philanthropic dollars to catalyze public funding for our parks. When he learned of the efforts underway at Natchez National Historical Park to tell a more complete American story, he knew he had to get involved. Learn more about David and the park’s effort to honor the history of Forks of the Road in Mississippi.

Encouraging Outdoor Exploration in Parks

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The wonder of our national parks holds the power to inspire each of us, and it’s important that everyone can feel safe and welcome in the outdoors. Discover the work NPF and our partners are doing to support outdoor exploration programs that provide opportunities for everyone to experience, enjoy, and create life-long relationships with our parks.

Show Your Park Pride

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Spring is a wonderful time to show off your support for national parks 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 national park site, located in Washington, protects four distinct historic places, including a historic U.S. Army Post and one of the oldest continuously operating airfields?

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Congratulations to last month’s winner, Greg Chancey from Cedar Hill, TX who knew that Hot Springs National Park protects ancient thermal springs as well as historic bathhouses.

Well done, Greg!

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