March is Women's History Month, and that means it's time to shed light on incredible females like Harriet Tubman

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Celebrate Her-Story this Month

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March is Women’s History Month, and that means it’s time to shed light on incredible females like Harriet Tubman, one of the most well-known heroines in American history. Though many are aware of her work as one of the conductors of the Underground Railroad, few know the full story of her incredible life. Her work touched the lives of many and left its mark up and down the east coast. Learn more on our blog about her inspiring life and see which national parks commemorate this leading lady all year long.

Save the Date: National Park Week 2018

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Pull out your planner or pull up your iCal to jot down these dates: April 21-29 is National Park Week 2018! Be sure to follow along as we celebrate all that the National Park System has to offer. In the coming weeks, we’ll provide updates on ideas for joining this year’s festivities and unique ways to support the national treasures we all love. From a Twitter chat to a free admission day and everything in between, you won’t want to miss out!

The Grit & Passion of National Park Trail Crews

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An entire season spent devoted to maintaining trails in our national parks requires physical and mental strength. But the young women and men who participate in the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps come away from their time outdoors with newfound skills and a life-long love for our natural lands. Innovative programs like this one nurture a sense of stewardship for national parks, while providing training and job opportunities for the youth and returning veterans who take part. Watch this inspirational video to see how the experience transformed members of this trail crew as they spent a summer repairing the trails of Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks.

A Sky Full of Stars

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Did you know that you can see fewer than 500 stars in urban settings? That figure is even more shocking when you realize that nearly 15,000 stars are viewable in the darkest night skies! National parks protect some of the darkest and clearest night skies across the country. Head over to the blog to see how the National Park Foundation is providing opportunities for you to experience the night in completely new and celestial ways.

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Blooms & Buds That are Sure to Delight This Spring

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The national parks are emerging from the winter season and signs of spring are reappearing! One of the surest signs of the new season are the colorful wildflowers bursting up across the country. Stop to smell the flowers and make time to meander through these national parks filled with new blooms. Know another national park perfect for enjoying the flowers? Let us know in the comments section of the blog!

3 Heavenly Days Amidst the Old Granite Cathedrals

Grand Teton range in fall

Ready to come out of your winter hibernation? Start planning a trip to Grand Teton National Park now! Plan a getaway filled with fishing, kayaking, camping, and hiking fun. Wildlife sightings are all but guaranteed and the scenic drives will help you unwind from your daily stresses. The opportunities for recreation and relaxation are endless at this stunning park. Here’s a three-day guide to getting the most out of your next trip to this Wyoming treasure.

Be a Friend of NPF

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Every person who contributes to the National Park Foundation is making a difference for our parks. But, by making monthly contributions, you can become that special friend who — like the visionaries who first created the national parks — has acted boldly to ensure these treasures will be preserved for all people and for all time. Each month, your ongoing generosity will provide resources to fund critical and innovative activities in parks. Join as a friend today.

Leading the Latinx Community Outdoors

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All across the country, there is a movement underway to get Latino families outside and connected to nature. At the forefront is Latino Outdoors, an organization that is working to create a national community of leaders in conservation and outdoor education for the next generation and beyond. Uniquely Latino-led, Latino Outdoors “is a space for the [Latinx] community to be present, share their voices, and showcase how conservation roots have been ingrained in Latino cultura for generations.” Learn more on our blog.

Leaving a Lasting Legacy

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With 59 countries and 32 national parks under their belts so far, Charlene and Gerry Keller love to travel and explore new landscapes. Over the years, they have found themselves drawn to remote national parks like Guadalupe Mountains in Texas and Isle Royale in Michigan. In fact, they have been so inspired by their travels that they have decided to support the parks in multiple ways. In addition to their annual Stewardship Circle support, the Kellers are generous members of the 1916 Society, having made a legacy gift to the National Park Foundation.

 

Read more about their story on our website and learn how anyone can leave a future gift to the National Park Foundation through a legacy gift.

Show Your Park Pride

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Get ready for spring with park-inspired gear and accessories that celebrate the National Park Service and encourage everyone to get out there and #FindYourPark. And don’t miss out on the limited-edition products created in partnership with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s hitRECord. Best news of all – one hundred percent of the proceeds from your purchase go to the National Park Foundation to help preserve and protect these special places.

This Month's Quiz

African Burial Ground National Monument

Which national park unit commemorates the 1848 convention where 100 women and men signed the Declaration of Sentiments, which called for equal rights for women, including the right to vote?

And congratulations to last month's winners, Paloma Pavel and Carl C. Anthony, who knew that African Burial Ground National Monument shares and preserves the story of the historic role of free and enslaved Africans in the physical and spiritual building of New York City.

Way to go!

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