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  • Making An Impact | National Park Foundation
    total 23 percent were youth and 44 percent were first time visitors Stop and think about that for a moment 44 percent were first time visitors Do you remember your first visit to a national park The first time you experienced the wonder of our natural cultural and historical gems The first time you found your park That stays with you It changes you Now you may be asking That s wonderful that 2014 was such a great year What about 2015 Our reporting is always based on the previous year The grants issued in 2014 get used throughout the year Then in 2015 the parks and programs send us updates about the great work that the grants made possible Here s what we do know about 2015 so far we re anticipating an increase in our grants And that s an exciting prospect for us If we can accomplish everything we did in 2014 just think what will be possible in 2015 In honor of 2014 s successes we re excited to share a new infographic that showcases our impact Go on Take a look See what you helped achieve View Full Infographic We hope this inspires you to help keep the momentum going Your generous gift helps us support the incredible work being done across the National Park System And as we enter into the centennial year of the National Park Service we will make this a monumental year Together Donate Today Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide Sign up for the latest park news and travel tips and get a free copy of the National Park Owner s Guide Sign Up Now National Park News 25 New Projects Getting More

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/making-impact-infographic (2016-02-12)
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  • America’s Most Remote National Parks | National Park Foundation
    November isn t quite for you and no one could blame you if that s the case Dry Tortugas National Park might be more up your alley Located off the southern tip of Florida this park spans 100 square miles all of it water except for seven small islands Despite its white sand beaches incredible fishing coral reefs teeming with aquatic life and countless shipwrecks ripe for exploration this tropical paradise remains well under the radar Death Valley National Park Death Valley National Park is one of the driest and most isolated places in the United States but this seemingly barren expanse of earth may just surprise you While the floor of the valley is bone dry and far below sea level snow often adorns the tops of the surrounding mountains and rare thunderstorms bring colorful explosions of lush wildflowers to the desert landscape Isle Royale National Park Isle Royale National Park is a cluster of islands hidden amid our largest Great Lake Lake Superior The only way to get to this secret Michigan beauty is by boat or seaplane and once you get there you won t find cellphone service or developed facilities of any kind Instead you ll be hiking and camping in your own private wilderness just shy of the Canadian border Big Bend National Park The isolation of Big Bend National Park is what draws so many visitors to this expansive 801 163 acre wilderness in South Texas The absence of any nearby towns gives Big Bend some of the clearest night skies in the country Miles of hiking and horseback riding trails will lead you to wild backcountry campsites where you will spend your nights relaxing in solitude under the stars This year is the perfect opportunity to start a new kind of Black Friday

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/seeking-shelter-black-friday-madness (2016-02-12)
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  • 5 National Parks with Thanksgiving History | National Park Foundation
    Thanksgiving has become a national holiday and a beloved tradition but it wasn t always universally celebrated across the country Sara Josepha Hale campaigned for the creation of an annual Thanksgiving celebration for years starting with an essay published in Boston s Ladies Magazine in 1827 Finally soon after one of her letters arrived on the desk of President Abraham Lincoln on Sept 28 1863 her quest was fulfilled On Oct 3 1863 in the midst of the Civil War s third autumn President Lincoln issued a proclamation designating the last Thursday in November as a day of Thanksgiving and invited Americans everywhere to take part Learn more about Lincoln s life and his ties to the Thanksgiving holiday at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Illinois America s colonial beginnings Although Thanksgiving did not become a nationally recognized holiday until Lincoln s proclamation in 1863 the United States celebrated it sporadically for many years previous On Dec 18 1777 all 13 colonies took part in the first unified day of Thanksgiving Early Thanksgiving traditions are often associated with America s colonial times and nowhere is colonial life more vividly displayed than at Virginia s Colonial National Historical Park The park includes Historic Jamestowne the first permanent English settlement in North America which has many similarities to its northern counterpart Plymouth The tradition of the turkey pardon President Harry Truman whose home as a young man is open to the public at Harry S Truman National Historic Site is often erroneously credited with being the first president to officially pardon a turkey on Thanksgiving The commonly reprinted photograph of Truman pardoning a turkey was actually taken at a 1947 ceremony during which the president was given a live Thanksgiving turkey as a gift In 1963 President John F Kennedy became the first president to publicly spare the life of a lucky bird on Thanksgiving This later became an annual tradition after George H W Bush granted his turkey a presidential pardon on national television in 1989 The other first Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is rooted in European holiday traditions that date back centuries before the first Pilgrim set his buckled shoes on Plymouth Rock In all likelihood the first Thanksgiving on American soil took place on Sept 8 1565 when Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and 800 Spanish settlers founded the settlement of St Augustine in what is now Florida Soon after landing the settlers celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving and enjoyed a great feast near the location of present day Castillo De San Marcos National Monument More than just an opportunity to eat turkey and watch football Thanksgiving offers a chance to enjoy the company of loved ones and give thanks for all we have This year take a look back at Thanksgivings of the past Introduce a new tradition into the family holiday and visit a national park near you Photo credits National Park Service Library of Congress Wikimedia Commons The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth by Jennie A Brownscombe Support

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/reliving-thanksgiving-history-5-national-parks (2016-02-12)
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  • Holiday Gift Guide | National Park Foundation
    optics manufacturer partnered with us on a collection of official licensed products The collection includes telescopes binoculars camp lanterns and flashlights Explore national parks in a new way from wildlife watching to stargazing with these great gifts National Park Games Travel friendly and fun for all ages USAOPOLY created national park inspired versions of your favorite games including Monopoly Yahtzee Memory and Jenga Get these classic games with a park twist Official Guide to America s National Parks 14th Edition Fodor s 14th edition of the Official Guide to America s National Parks is a one stop resource to discover all our national parks have to offer Covering national parks across the country including battlefields monuments trails rivers and more it s a great stocking stuffer and the perfect guide for endless adventures Passport to Your National Parks Speaking of stocking stuffers Passport To Your National Parks is a great gift for the avid national park traveler It inspires friends and family to visit all our national parks and experience all they have to offer from recreation to adventure to education and much more Get your specialty co branded passport book where 1 for each book purchased is donated to the National Park Foundation Tango Card If you re planning on buying a gift card this year why not buy one that gives back Tango Card provides a platform for giving and getting gift cards The multi use Tango Card allows the recipient to use the value of their card to 1 purchase a retail gift card 2 redeem the value for cash or 3 donate all or a portion of the Tango Card s value to the National Park Foundation Purchase a Virtual Inch for Your Friends and Family Purchase that special piece of land virtually where you shared an unforgettable experience with For a truly unique gift users can select NPF as the beneficiary of inches purchased both inside and outside national park units Simply print your personalized GoodDEED marking your selected latitude longitude coordinates put a big red bow on it and give the gift of the parks National Park Coins Coin collectors both young and old will be happy to receive Yogi Bear s America the Beautiful Quarters Collector s Book The America the Beautiful Quarters feature colorful images of national parks and other great lands of this country This Collector s Book features a spot for all 56 quarters 5 released per year from 2010 2021 Pendleton National Park Collection America s Treasures Give the gift of style with Pendleton s new National Park Collection of lifestyle products apparel accessories and home The collection features ten national parks and reflects the profound value of these special places to be faithfully preserved and safeguarded for the enjoyment of all National Parks Calendar Beautiful and practical be sure to pick up copies of NPF s Official 2016 National Parks calendar created by Sourcebooks This remarkable wall calendar is filled with breathtaking pictures from America s beautiful national

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/holiday-gift-guide-national-park-lovers (2016-02-12)
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  • White House Christmas Ornament | National Park Foundation
    television in 1984 to display the ornament during a Today Show segment on the Ellipse covering the annual Pageant of Peace He agreed and the exposure helped bring national attention to this finely crafted holiday keepsake For many years word of mouth primarily promoted sales of the ornament and buyers soon found that relatives and friends on their gift list anticipated receiving one each year During the holiday season booster clubs churches civic groups and other organizations purchase the White House Christmas ornaments in bulk to resell as a fundraiser These sales not only help the Association s mission to preserve the White House but also assist charitable causes in communities across the nation As part of the White House bicentennial commemoration of the laying of the original White House cornerstone a 1992 White House Christmas Ornament was placed inside a special time capsule alongside other contemporary White House objects Chief Usher Gary Walters said that the objects selected for the time capsule were designed to capture the 1992 era White House As shown by its inclusion in this commemoration the 11 year old ornament program was fast becoming an established White House tradition An Annual Tradition Now entering its 35th year the Official White House Christmas Ornament has thus far honored 30 presidents beginning with President George Washington as well as commemorated four White House milestone anniversaries such as the bicentennial of the founding of the American presidency 1989 the bicentennial of the laying of the White House cornerstone 1992 the bicentennial of the occupancy of the White House by President John Adams and First Lady Abigail Adams 2000 and the centennial of the 1902 White House renovation by President Theodore Roosevelt 2002 Every ornament is American made in Lincoln Rhode Island by ChemArt manufacturing the Association s partner

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/history-white-house-christmas-ornament (2016-02-12)
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  • Q&A With National Park Foundation Supporter Bryan Barreras | National Park Foundation
    why did you get involved with the National Park Foundation I ve had such great experiences in national parks first when I was a kid and now with my own kids They re such a great resource and heritage and I like the idea of doing my part The best way for people to get involved is to get them to visit the parks and to develop their own love for them The more people care about the parks the better chance they ll survive for generations What does the phrase find your park mean to you The parks all have their own personality and are all so different and special in their own right that there s a perfect fit for me and maybe it s just that the one that s a perfect fit now or this year and next trip it ll be a different one Have you visited any parks that you think are underrated Mesa Verde it s so rare to actually be able to climb in and through such old dwellings Climbing around Cliff Palace was so cool especially for our kids Why is it important to keep preserving our national parks The parks are a special heritage of our country and one of the few reminders in this day and age that money development and capitalism isn t everything there s value in leaving nature alone for everyone to enjoy This message will only become more important and we need to keep it alive for future generations Parks need you Your continued support ensures that the parks remain vibrant relevant and preserved for today and always So get out and find your park Share it on social media using FindYourPark and EncuentraTuParque And then support your park they can t survive let alone

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/qa-national-park-foundation-supporter-bryan-barreras (2016-02-12)
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  • Every Kid In A Park At César E. Chávez National Monument | National Park Foundation
    to parks On October 8 2015 César E Chávez National Monument hosted 130 youth from two schools for an Every Kid in a Park event For most of these students it was their first time visiting the park Through a grant from the National Park Foundation students traveled to the park where they were introduced to stories about civil rights leader César E Chávez They learned about his efforts to improve wages as well as working and living conditions for farm workers Many of the kids who visited are children of farm workers and had traveled from up to 60 miles away for the event Superintendent Ruben Andrade the park s only National Park Service employee led the students through a tour of the exhibits and a guided walk of the memorial and desert gardens Within the gardens students visited César E Chávez s gravesite and a fountain honoring the memory of five workers who lost their lives during strikes and marches A variety of roses named after Chávez also grow in the garden year round Kids participated in a Junior Ranger program and each child received their own Every Kid in a Park Pass so they can return to not only visit César E Chávez National Monument again but visit all federal lands and waters across the country Read more about the history of the park and the event at the Department of Interior s blog And learn how you can support our Every Kid in a Park transportation grants Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide Sign up for the latest park news and travel tips and get a free copy of the National Park Owner s Guide Sign Up Now National

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/every-kid-park-cesar-e-chavez-national-monument (2016-02-12)
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  • A Salute to Our Veterans | National Park Foundation
    Rocío Lower It is astounding to stop and consider the countless stories of heroism service and grit that forged our nation From ordinary citizens to recognized historical figures our collective history is filled with tales of extraordinary determination and human ingenuity perhaps none greater than the stories of our armed forces View the story Honoring Our Service Men Women on Storify Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide Sign up for the latest park news and travel tips and get a free copy of the National Park Owner s Guide Sign Up Now National Park News 25 New Projects Getting More Kids Adults 140 000 4th Graders To Visit Public Lands Than President Obama And First Family To Light Natio Read More Gear for Park Lovers NPF Est 1967 Washed Long Sleeve T Shirt 28 99 Buy Now See More Products NPF Partners See All Partners Explore Explore Parks Find A Park National Park Week Find Your Park Expedition About Our Mission Our Partners Become a Partner Annual Report Board of Directors Contact Our Work All Programs Protect Connect Inspire Local Park Support Grant

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/salute-our-veterans (2016-02-12)
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