Shared Stories

Welcome to our Shared Stories section, where visitors to our parks and NPCA donors have chosen to share their thoughts and stories regarding our National Parks! Thank you to all who have shared their story with the rest of us!

Want to share your own story of a park visit or perhaps a reason why you support NPCA? Click below to share your own story with others!

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Share your "Why I give to NPCA" story

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Important to Preserve Natural Environments
D Taylor , August 27, 2014
My parents were contributors when they lived in Canada and we visited National and State parks when we visited from UK. When my father died I decided to become a supporter in my own right. I still visit independently and have enjoyed two NPCA...
Beverly Sales , August 12, 2014
I have fond memories of camping with my family and sleeping out under the stars. In college I remember hiking at night in Yosemite Nat. Park. There is one night a year when you can see a "moonbow" caused by the mist from Yosemite Falls and the...
For Our Grandchildren
Paul and Linda Wassel , August 11, 2014
We love the national parks and were thrilled to take ourselves and our children to beautiful, magnificent parks such as Muir Woods, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Wind Cave, Mt. Rainier National Park, and Grand Canyon. We want to have these...
Why I Give to NPCA
Kevin Hadlock , August 2, 2014
Ever since my first visit to a National Park in 1971, I have loved spending time in national parks and NPS sites, whether scenic, historical or otherwise noteworthy. I love the way the parks make me feel connected to something much bigger than...
Community donation
Dave Kindel and Jennifer Bruce , July 26, 2014
Dave and I were recently married in a state park, and told our guests that 10% of the funds we received for our wedding would go to the National Parks Conservation Association. We have always both loved the wild outdoors, and had explored and...
Preserving Parks For Future Generations
Tom A , July 8, 2014
I grew up on a cattle ranch in Nebraska, and love the outdoors. I live in Texas now, and believe that we should preserve our national parks and the natural habit for animals and birds for the future generations. To this day, I cannot see a deer,...
Laurel McClaren , July 6, 2014
I live in Colorado and love going to Rocky Mt National Park! It is so beautiful there with the elk, mountain goats and all the other animals that live there and the scenery is magnificent! I also visit other national parks like Yellowstone,...
For my sons and their sons
Rich Braslow , June 19, 2014
Three years ago I had the opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce with my oldest son. It is a trip I will never forgot. I support NPCA with the hope that down the road my son will be able to have the same experience with his son or...
Outdoor Wildlife Nature
Joshua , June 2, 2014
I support National Parks because it prevents the encroachment of civilization on some of the most beautiful land in America and we need to keep it special and wild and and keep that way for as long as we possibly can so our future generation can...
Why I Support NPCA
Tami Howard , May 24, 2014
I am a lifelong lover of the great outdoors and nature. I always feel closer to God when I visit a National Park, our natural cathedrals. The experience is truly spiritual for me. These are the places where one's spirit can soar. The National...
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