Donor Stories

Welcome to our Shared Stories section, where donors have chosen to share their thoughts and stories regarding why they support NPCA. Thank you to all who have shared their story with the rest of us!

Want to share your reason why you have donated to the NPCA? Click below to share your own story with others!

Share your "Why I give to NPCA" story

Items 61 - 80 of 195  Previous12345678910Next
Sam , September 6, 2013
I have had the privilege to visit many of OUR National Parks and have yet returned content on not seeing more. The un marred beauty and the ability to jump in head first in it is just magnificence. I have just returned from Denali and it was just...
Its about time
John Roberts , September 6, 2013
My father was a "restoration architect" based in Washington DC so my youth adventures were holding the 0 inch end of a 100 ft tape measure. One of those times was measuring the entire fence around the White House where my father had to show his...
Shining Mountains
Tim Lang , September 3, 2013
The Swiftcurrent valley of Glacier National Park is the home of my heart. Sunrises glinting off, or sunsets' swirls drenching reflectively o'er Mt.s Wynn, Allen, Henkel, Grinnel and most enigmatically, precious Heavy Shield (Wilbur) are the...
Gayle Spangler , September 2, 2013
My daughters and I just spent a week at Glacier National Park. As we hiked the Highline trail we were in constant awe of the magnificance of this park. It is each and everyone of our responsibilities to make sure this national treasure is...
Protect National Parks
Melissa Jacobs , August 30, 2013
The National Parks are special places where we can go to rest, relax, and rejuvenate our souls. We went to Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Buffalo River, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Rocky Mountain. I hope to visit all other National...
Heaven on Earth
Sara Vasicek , August 30, 2013
Visited Yosemite for the first time in late May with my Dad and my daughter. It was breathtaking, energizing, and humbling to spend time in that beautiful place. Thanks be to those who had the foresight to recognize that these U.S. treasures...
My Parks Experiences
Mona Leitner , August 30, 2013
Some of my happiest childhood memories are of my family's trips to many of our National Parks. I remember being awed by the incredible beauty and geologic diversity of Yellowstone, Glacier, and the Grand Canyon Parks. I still remember the kindness...
Why I Give
Jim Boone , August 30, 2013
The National Parks are special places where we can go to rest, relax, and rejuvenate our souls. Whether we visit the parks in person or draw inspiration from images (movies, calendars, magazines, pictures hanging in the office hall), we all...
Shared Heritage
Diana Lindvall , August 30, 2013
I have wonderful memories of visiting the National Parks in California as a child with my parents and later with my own children all around the country. I've lived in and visited many states, and I know how very important the parks are to our...
Park Visitor
Rose , August 29, 2013
From the time my daughter was 8 years old, until she went off to College, we spent our annual 3-week vacations traveling around the country and visiting all the National Parks along the way. We hit every one of the 48 contiguous states, all the...
Nature Lover
Vicky , August 29, 2013
I donated in honor of my wonderful dad who loved Yellowstone Park! He worked there before serving in WWII and then again the 8 years before he passed away. His car had several NPCA stickers on the window! As children, we looked forward to going to...
Part of the solution, less of the problem
Cindy Davis , August 29, 2013
My family has been going to Yosemite National Park since the early 1920's and my personal love affair with Yosemite started when I was in high school. When I left the SF Bay Area to start my new life in Washington State, Mount Rainier National...
Memorable Vacations
judith , August 29, 2013
When our sons were young, we camped in several National Parks, such as Acadia, Jackson Hole and Yellowstone. It was affordable and provided happy memories for us even now some 40 years later. My husband and continued to enjoy the parks even when...
God's Gift
Amelita , August 29, 2013
I love the National Parks. When I'm in the park ( Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon, Yosemite , Sequoia, Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore ) I feel I'm in the presence of my Almighty God. I feel all the love He has for me in the beauty and wonder that surrounds me...
Please go GREEN!!
Janie Schildge , August 29, 2013
As one of three daughters of a college professor, I was raised on our country's National Parks as destinations for camping and exploring the west. We have hiked down the Grand Canyon, climbed in Yosemite, explored the geysers of Yellowstone and...
Glenn Bailye , August 28, 2013
While my four daughters were growing up, we had taken a few different types of summer trips. Out of all the different trips, the trips they talk about the most, are the trips where we traveled in a small motor home to the national parks around...
mamma & cubs
Linda Mitchell , August 23, 2013
The video says it all! We go to.... As I watched the progression of photos I recognized many sights we have seen and loved on our trips to so many of the National Parks. I stamp my NP book at each visitor center and have the possibly unrealistic...
Beauty of the Parks
Pat Hinneburg , August 22, 2013
I have served in the Tacoma Mountain Rescue Unit and spent many hours on Mt Rainer. Have been to Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon and many others. It is so wonderful to enjoy the work of God and the work of man to save our wonderful parks. Get out and...
I love them!
Rosie , August 22, 2013
I have never been to a National Park that I didn't like. Each one is unique and special and deserving of our protection. The parks are a national treasure. Let's take care of them so future generations can enjoy them, too.
For June
Larry Navoy , August 22, 2013
My gift is honor of June Lossmann who will be soon celebrating her 98th birthday and regularly supports the National Parks Conservation Association.
Items 61 - 80 of 195  Previous12345678910Next


Want to learn more about the  ?

The   can be seen in the wild in America’s national parks. Why not join the National Parks Conservation Association community to protect and preserve our national parks?

Sign up to protect parks in   & other states

Why not join the National Parks Conservation Association Community to protect and preserve our national parks?

Sign up to protect   and other National Parks

Why not join the National Parks Conservation Association Community to protect and preserve our national parks?

Please leave this field empty
Yes, please sign me up for NPCA’s newsletter and other emails about protecting our national parks!

National Parks Conservation Association
National Parks Conservation Association

Log In

Or log in with your connected Facebook or Twitter account:


Welcome to our growing community of park advocates. Thanks for signing up!

Sign Up:

Or sign up by connecting your Facebook or Twitter account: