Donor Stories

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Never Better!
Travis Owen , April 16, 2013
I have spent the last eight years living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. During this time, my most fond memories certainly revolve around the access to the National Parks of Yellowstone and Grand Teton. I'm not sure if there are any parks more...
Blue Ridge Parkway
Lee Reed , May 29, 2013
My significant other and I have been going to the Blue Ridge Mountains at least twice a year and sometimes up to four times a year. We live on the east coast of Florida, so it takes us about 11 hours of driving time to get to our destination which...
Adding power to the voice
Sue Marshall , April 13, 2013
I love the national parks. My partner (at the time) and I took our two daughters on a month long cross country camping trip. We stayed/saw eleven national parks and drove through twenty-two states on our adventure. We really had the opportunity...
Our America
D. Roberts , April 13, 2013
I give to help ensure protection of our heritage from corporate greed and mismanagement. It's our place(s) to go for retreat from the rat race of daily reality. It's protection for the many wildlife that is their home. If we who love the parks...
It is nature that keeps me sane
Connie Huebner , April 12, 2013
I rely on being in nature to stay sane. I am a nature photographer. I go out in any weather. I absolutely love the photography (and first-rate layout) in this organization's magazine. Kudos to you!! Preserving our natural heritage means everything...
LOST BOY FOUND BY THE RIVER
ROBERT ROMAN , April 5, 2013
i will never forget the day i got lost at bear mountain state park at the tender age of 10 .. While everyone ( EVERYONE!) Police, fireman, family, friends and strangers looked up and down throughout the park, little me was sitting by a river of...
Viva National Parks
Alison G , March 24, 2013
National Parks are awesome. we need more in life than blacktop and cookie cutter homes. Viva National Parks!!!
Family Camping Tradition
Sue Smith , March 23, 2013
Our kids grew up in the National Parks along the Blue Ridge Parkway! We started camping in tents, graduated to pop ups and then to travel trailers! None of us were allowed anything electronic while in the parks. Now grown our kids can't think...
We Love The Natural Legacies
Bob Sessions , March 23, 2013
My wife is a travel writer and we travel widely to a great variety of venues, ranging from high end hotels and touristy destinations to simple Amish farms. The places we love best are those that have been preserved for their natural wonders and...
Travel
Jon&Maggie , March 23, 2013
We are changing our travel plans and staying state side and traveling AMERICA with a visit to lake Powell,Bryson, and other areas this Fall Just how many castles can you see?
Beautiful Yosemite
Karen P. O'Connor , March 19, 2013
My women friends and I go hiking and camping for one week every year--often in and near Yosemite National Park. It's my pleasure to support the NPCA as my thank you for maintaining this beautiful site and other national parks around the country.
To Honor the Memory of Bill Heerman
Dub Taft , March 19, 2013
Bill Heerman was a talented artist, writer, web designer, and photographer. And he was a wonderful champion for our National Parks. He was able to capture the beauty of these national treasures in the photographs he brought back to share with his...
My Backyard National Park
P.L.Karie , March 16, 2013
Fire changes the landscapes of our Parks, our lives. This is My Park. I live less than an hour away and spend many hours each month in Rocky Mountain National Park. This Park that is the second most visited Park on Earth has just lost nearly $1...
I love National Parks
Cory Parks , March 7, 2013
I have donated to NPCA because I love national parks and I live about 40 miles east of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and I just love the mountains and I would hate to see the parks lose funding. I love hiking in that park and all the...
IN MEMORY OF MR. RICHARD LEE MOORE
Jim & Pat Dawkins , March 2, 2013
Our donation is in memory of our dear friend, Mr. Richard Lee Moore. Richard was a biology teacher and had a lifetime interest in nature. He enjoyed the National Parks and the access they provided throughout his life. We hope our small donation...
Mrs.
Suzanne Pecharich , February 22, 2013
Thank you NPCA for protecting our National Parks....My husband and I and our children will always remember our family vacation out west....fantastic memories of Yellowstone Park and other places....beautiful scenery, hiking, animal life, camping...
Forty + years on the road
William F. Parrish , February 21, 2013
With a $39 tent in 1967, we began our tour of the State and National Parks with our children; boy 7, girl 5. Employment with DNR meant little money but time off so that tent made it possible to travel the country from East to West with no problem...
National Parks - our greatest resources
Margaret Louden , February 20, 2013
I give to the NPCA because we in the United States are so fortunate to have ancestors who preserve wildlands and historical places by creating, adding to, and preserving our National Parks. Many of the places I love to visit are National Parks. ...
Amazing Grace
Olivia Cornwell , February 20, 2013
My relationship with our national parks began in the back of a 1970 Buick wagon filled with five siblings, two dogs, my Salmonella carrying (who knew?) painted turtles, Coleman camping gear, and a frazzled Mom and Dad. Add two canoes tied to the...
Peace of Mind
Kate , February 16, 2013
The National Parks - as well as state and local parks - are sacred places where we can enjoy the beauty of our world and receive nourishment for our spirits! In a country where consumerism and material goods and blaring ads screen for our...
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