Donor Stories

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Leslie Fonseca , May 10, 2013
My Husband, daughter and I love to travel. We go all over the world, but some of the most amazing sights we have seen have been in our own National Parks. Watching the bears fish for salmon at Katmai, hiking through Zion, rock climbing in Acadia,...
Marylu Max , May 7, 2013
WOW !!! Need I say more !!!
Restore Lake Texoma State Park
Stephen Willis , April 20, 2013
Public Parks are targeted for privatization and we need increase funding for all parks to immunize them from unscrupulous developers and the politicians they own. Lake Texoma State Park was once a national park before it was entrusted to the...
Michael Novograblenof , April 25, 2013
I Love this wonderful Planet we live on, and all the life on it. If we can protect some of it in any way, then I want to do that. The respect for everything on our Planet is sadly missing by many, but we can make a difference by protecting and...
For the Love of Nature
Susan Nicholson , April 20, 2013
For the love and the beauty of nature, for the pure joy of exploring. For the excitement of finding so new to me places. For the joy and the excitement that by giving my great grandsons Mikeal age 2 and Wyatt age 8 mo, will have all this in their...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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