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  • Trail Talk Blog | National Park Foundation
    if you only have a passing knowledge of the National Park System there are a handful of big name parks you re familiar with even if it more Martin s Boat To Screen At Mountain Adventure Film Festival Wednesday January 06 2016 By Emily Nuchols I never felt it did any good to be reasonable about anything in conservation because what you give away will never come back ever Martin Litton Grand Canyon river running more Denver And Great Sand Dunes In 3 Days Tuesday January 05 2016 By Andrew Lin People collect memories in many different ways Some take photos some journal some capture moments on video Click below and join Andrew on his adventure with the National Park more Find Your Park Press Play Video Contest Monday January 04 2016 By Rocío Lower The 100th year of the National Park Service is officially underway And in honor of the centennial the National Park Service and National Park Foundation are looking for videos more 2016 National Parks Bucket List Saturday January 02 2016 By Rocío Lower All this talk about FindYourPark EncuentraTuParque and the National Park Service Centennial is causing a lot of folks to have parks on the brain Let s face it it s a great more Countdown To 2016 Thursday December 31 2015 By Rocío Lower This has been an exhilarating year for the National Park Foundation Together with the National Park Service we launched a national bilingual movement to celebrate the more How To Make Your Resolutions Count Monday December 28 2015 By Hollis Bowe December is the time to think of others you show your appreciation love and support through thoughtful gifts But January is a month that s all about you The start of the more Why Every Kid In A Park Is

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  • Trail Talk Blog | National Park Foundation
    Lower Today marks 48 years since Congress established the National Park Foundation That s 48 years we ve dutifully served as the official charity of America s national parks 48 years more Half The Park Is After Dark Thursday December 17 2015 By Casey Schreiner Although these days I try to spend as much time as possible outside I grew up as an indoor kid whose main connection with the outdoors were articles in hand me down issues of more Our Adventurous FYPx Family Wednesday December 16 2015 By Victor Wei Community adventure and storytelling are all things that each of us the eight Find Your Park Expedition participants value From the first minute we all met up in Denver I more America s Last Remaining Glaciers Monday December 14 2015 Thousands of years ago North America was largely covered in them Without their incredible sculpting power our country s landscape would be vastly different and though more Dream Big Friday December 11 2015 By Grace Cortez My dream of working for the National Park Service started a little after I visited Yosemite National Park for the third time Also having a best friend who is a naturalist has more Go Offshore War In The Pacific National Historical Park Thursday December 10 2015 War in the Pacific National Historical Park offers sun drenched celebration and somber remembrance in equal measures Located on the tropical island of Guam this park is a more Q A with National Park Photographer Tim Rains Tuesday December 08 2015 Tim Rains is an artist living in the Flathead Valley where he calls Glacier his home park Prior to moving to Montana he spent several years in Alaska working with the more A Walk In The Park Monday December 07 2015 By Andia Winslow June 8

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  • Trail Talk Blog | National Park Foundation
    the final month of 2015 Here s what you might ve missed this month or while you were out walking off the Thanksgiving feast more Making An Impact Infographic Wednesday November 25 2015 The results are in 2014 was another exceptional year at the National Park Foundation Through our grants we helped protect America s best idea our national parks We made it more Seeking Shelter From Black Friday Madness Tuesday November 24 2015 Just over the horizon and hidden from plain view lie some of the world s most remote wildernesses These national parks though seldom visited beg to be explored This Black more Reliving Thanksgiving History With 5 National Parks Friday November 20 2015 Thanksgiving is one of our most treasured national holidays It is also perhaps the longest standing American tradition The history of Thanksgiving dates back several hundred more Holiday Gift Guide For National Park Lovers Tuesday November 17 2015 We all have that one friend or family member who s always a challenge to shop for They re an outdoor aficionado with all the necessary gear for adventures to national parks So more The History Of The White House Christmas Ornament Monday November 16 2015 By William B Bushong Chief Historian White House Historical Association In celebration of the National Christmas Tree at President s Park White House the National Park Foundation is partnering with the White House Historical Association and its more Q A With National Park Foundation Supporter Bryan Barreras Tuesday November 10 2015 Horseshoe Bend Made possible by millions of years of gushing water And the support of Bryan Barreras The river made the bend As a member of the National Park Foundation more Every Kid In A Park At César E Chávez National Monument Monday November 09 2015 By Farah Anwar

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  • Trail Talk Blog | National Park Foundation
    plate tectonics ancient glaciers and Marcia Miller s generosity By giving to the National Park Foundation Marcia doesn t just protect more 8 Events For Hands On History At National Parks Tuesday November 03 2015 For accomplished and aspiring history buffs the fall is a great time to pay a visit to a nearby national park Special events throughout the autumn months give you a hands on more Outside Monday November 02 2015 By Whitney Mitchell There were a people in the mesa Fashioning juniper branches with fingers of purpose and freedom Canvasing earth bound homes castles of memory and might With sandstone and mortar more October In Case You Missed It Friday October 30 2015 By Rocío Lower Have you stopped and wondered where is 2015 scurrying off to so quickly It s hard to believe we re welcoming November already Here s a recap on what you might ve missed while more Q A With National Park Foundation Supporter Matt Leibowitz Thursday October 29 2015 San Antonio Missions Founded by Spanish missionaries supported by a Brooklyn musician Local indigenous people used limestone and stucco to build San Antonio Missions National more The Legend Of The Ghost Ship Carroll A Deering Wednesday October 28 2015 The Ghost Ship of Cape Hatteras National Seashore The best mysteries are those that may never be solved When the Carroll A Deering was discovered in 1921 its crew vanished and more Q A With National Park Foundation Supporter Richard Nickel Wednesday October 21 2015 The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is supported by 26 marble columns And one retired teacher Richard Nickel may live in a town of only 2 158 people but as a part of the National more Living Breathing History Monday October 19 2015 By Hollis Bowe A Federal soldier A 1920s

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  • Trail Talk Blog | National Park Foundation
    Wednesday October 14 2015 Zion National Park is the result of erosion sedimentary uplift and Stephanie Shinmachi Members of the National Park Foundation community like Stephanie volunteer in parks more FYPx Takes On Great Sand Dunes Wednesday October 14 2015 Over the weekend the Find Your Park Expedition FYPx participants gathered from different corners of the U S and hit the road to embark on a trip to two national parks in more A Future With The National Park Service Tuesday October 13 2015 By Shandiin Tallman I would not be writing this piece if the National Park Foundation NPF had not funded an Active Trails program in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area GLCA in 2013 The Active more FYPx Gears Up Saturday October 10 2015 From announcing their selection as winners of the FindYourPark Expedition to getting outfitted for the adventure to making the trek to Denver FYPx participants shared their more Plus Size Teacher Goes Hiking Friday October 09 2015 By Mellie Davis Hi I m Mellie and I love adventure new experiences and I enjoy challenging myself More than that I love challenging people s assumptions about me and my abilities The title more Remembering Leon Gorman Thursday October 08 2015 In September the National Park Foundation was saddened to say goodbye to a longtime supporter and lover of the outdoors Leon Gorman former CEO and the Chairman Emeritus of L L more Find Your Park Expedition Party Thursday October 08 2015 The Find Your Park Expedition participants came together for a pre trip social media party with the National Park Foundation and our FYPx partners Check out all the fun that more You Are The Parks Tuesday October 06 2015 In March the National Park Service and National Park Foundation kicked off the Find Your Park

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  • Trail Talk Blog | National Park Foundation
    life off our souls Pablo Picasso National parks are beacons of learning They interpret our history celebrating our more September In Case You Missed It Wednesday September 30 2015 By Rocío Lower September is always a whirlwind of a month Between squeezing in the last summer escapades getting the new school year underway and enjoying the first hints of the fall season more 5 National Park Field Trips From Kinder To Senior Tuesday September 29 2015 A new school year is underway As educators dig into their curriculum they re looking for ways to show the real world application of their many lessons If you need a little more 8 Social Media Superstars Walk Into A Park Thursday September 24 2015 By Alanna Sobel Sounds like the beginning of a joke but this is no joke We announced today that eight individuals from across the country won a week long adventure As part of our 2015 more Celebrating The 22nd Annual National Public Lands Day Tuesday September 22 2015 By Hollis Bowe September is best known for Labor Day but did you know there is another major event this month On September 26 we will celebrate the 22nd annual National Public Lands Day the more Second Century Club Celebrates One Year Anniversary Monday September 21 2015 By Hollis Bowe This September marks the one year anniversary of the launch of the Second Century Club the National Park Foundation s corporate membership program Over the past year this more How A National Park Expedition Changed My Life Thursday September 17 2015 By Melanie Mendez Gonzales Last year I participated in the National Park Foundation s American Latino Expedition and it changed my life Cliché much Es posible pero it really did Prior to ALEx14 I knew more Remembering September 11 Friday

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  • Trail Talk Blog | National Park Foundation
    most famous company towns in America Developed by the Pullman Company a major manufacturer and operator of more Investing In America s Special Places Strengthening Our Parks For A 2nd Century Wednesday September 02 2015 Today the Obama Administration announced the National Park Service Centennial Act legislation that would help the National Park Service and our 408 national parks from coast to more Last Chance For National Park Summer Fun Tuesday September 01 2015 By Blair Guild It s hard to believe that the last dog days of summer are here but alas September has arrived The days are getting shorter kids are heading back to school and the nights are more August In Case You Missed It Monday August 31 2015 By Rocío Lower Have you been busy squeezing the last drops of fun out of the remaining days of summer Can t blame you so have we August was bustling on this end so just in case you missed more 99 Ways To FindYourPark Wednesday August 19 2015 By Hollis Bowe On August 25 the National Park Service turns 99 years old And everyone is getting a present free admission But the excitement doesn t stop there In celebration of being one more In A Galaxy Far Far Away Friday August 14 2015 By Liz Gustafson Looking at the stars always makes me dream as simply as I dream over the black dots representing towns and villages on a map Why I ask myself shouldn t the shining dots of more Repairing Tenaya Lake s South Trail At Yosemite National Park Thursday August 13 2015 By Blair Guild Tenaya Lake nicknamed the jewel of high country is an integral part of Yosemite National Park both ecologically and recreationally As a part of the Merced River System it more

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  • Trail Talk Blog | National Park Foundation
    re using the FindYourPark and EncuentraTuParque hashtags around the web but did you know that the photos and memories you re already sharing could win you some awesome more July In Case You Missed It Friday July 31 2015 By Blair Guild July has come and gone can you believe it Summer is just flying by With planning Fourth of July festivities beach trips and barbeques it can be difficult to keep up with more The Higher The Altitude The Lower The Temperature Monday July 27 2015 By Hollis Bowe Summer and national parks go together like rangers and the National Park Service As hot weather rolls in we begin dreaming of the seashores rivers and lakes found across the more 3 Reasons Our 2015 Expedition Is Really Exciting Thursday July 23 2015 By Alanna Sobel The truth is that there are many more than three reasons but these will give you a glimpse into why the National Park Foundation s 2015 Find Your Park Expedition is such an more Q A With Outdoor Travel Writer Amy Whitley Monday July 20 2015 Outdoor travel writer Amy Whitley has great ideas for getting kids excited about parks as she and her husband have been taking their family on road trips for years From admiring more Friends Of Big Bend National Park Friday July 17 2015 By Mark DeSantis It s not uncommon for a trip to one of our country s national parks to make a life changing impact on a visitor The sweeping vistas rich cultural connections and deeply rooted more Welcome Waco Thursday July 16 2015 By Blair Guild The National Park Service s newest addition is Waco Mammoth National Monument President Obama welcomed this paleontological site in Texas as a National Park Service designation more Celebrating Volunteerism In

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