Donor Stories

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I Don't Feel Quite as Helpless
Patricia Burroughs , February 16, 2013
Our family watched with great alarm and sadness as wildfires changed the terrain of our beloved Rocky Mountain National Park in 2011. We were hundreds of miles away and could only follow internet and media reports, but we have spent so many...
A Road Trip to Remember
Charli Cunningham , February 12, 2013
Last summer I spent two months with my best friend traveling from National Park to National Park. We backpacked The Narrows in Zion, climbed Half Dome in Yosemite, saw icebergs in Glacier National Park, and so so so much more. It was truly the...
Amazing adventures
L. Hershey , February 11, 2013
After I graduated from college I went on a trip to Glacier National Park and Grand Tetons National Park. These places were so incredible. The memory of the crystal blue lake, field of wild flowers and the biggest dam mountains I have ever seem...
I Love the Parks
Joyce Space , February 9, 2013
We are a retired couple who live in an RV and just travel. We love the National Parks and use our "Golden Age" pass all the time and use the half price camping fees. It is the best deal in the USA and we want to keep those parks going. They are a...
Love and Conserve
Jill Hunger , February 9, 2013
I was a tour guide at Yellowstone. Love and Conserve was the theme of my tours; my message was a way to preserve our National Heritage. Now, our parks need a different voice--I am supporting the legislative efforts to conserve.
I come from a small town
Gail Lelyveld , February 7, 2013
I come from a small town in Massachusetts. I have heard from my former next store neighbor that the places in the woods where we used to play have been all built up. The rock we used to climb and slide down and play Cowboys and Indians around is...
It's worth the cost
Bill Peters , February 5, 2013
During part of our stay in Yellowstone National Park we stayed in a cabin next to Lake Yellowstone. As we began to unload the suitcases from our car we heard a snoring sound. When we turned around we saw a buffalo sound asleep under a pine tree...
Truly a national treasure
Nancy , February 5, 2013
Our daughter, after having a great experience with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) in Alaska where we were fortunate enough to visit her, applied to work as a seasonal park ranger. She has since worked at several national parks where we...
It's a No Brainer
Dave Zsembik , February 5, 2013
Our National Parks are a symbol of what this country is. A country of freedom, natural beauty, and national pride. Other than being in the military, what more pride can you have than to support the parks that help give everyone a break from the...
Its Beautiful and its Ours
Gerald Neff , January 29, 2013
When our two kids were quite young we visited Mt Rushmore, thinking we would be there for only an hour or so but the kids were so enchanted by the place we stayed long after dark. As the kids grew older we hiked in Rocky Mountain National Park,...
For America's Kids
Jim Blad , January 27, 2013
Creating the National Parks was one of the greatest things this country has ever done. My parents took us to as many parks as they could, and always said the same thing when we got to our destination. "This is your country and these are your...
I don't want to see the national parks overlooked.
Diana Sottana-Lugo , January 25, 2013
My husband and I hike through and picnic in many of the northern California parks throughout the year (from Santa Cruz to Oregon). Occasionally we come across one of our favorites and the gate is closed because there is no funding to keep the...
Grand Canyon
Anne Gay Fawcett , January 10, 2013
My favorite park without a doubt is the Grand Canyon. I have visited South Rim a number of times and rafted the Colorado River through the Canyon 4 times -- twice with my daughter who is a guide. I will be really disappointed and upset if the the...
Human Being
Hitesh Keshwala , January 8, 2013
Land is our Mother, Thats why we call MotherLand. Even, you write a story or not. Our single penny donation will save the nature,mountains,motherland etc.
My Park Story
Amy S Bright , January 8, 2013
My family and I used to go to the National Parks when I was a kid. When I got married, and we had kids, of our own, we started taking them to the National Parks too, and that's why I donate. :o)
Rant
Anonymous , December 20, 2012
I'm an old man, who has finally laid enough of my burden aside to be able to take a look around this country. Gaaaad! An epiphany. Until fairly recently, I had been in more countries than States, a misspent youth. The rest of this missive may...
For My Dad
Kathi Neuhart , January 9, 2013
My Dad passed away 2 days after Christmas. I am donating today to the NPCA in memory of him. He loved to travel, and took us on many motor home trips across the United States. He especially loved the national parks we visited. Viewing a beautiful...
Even in hard times
James Hugh Reynolds , January 2, 2013
I gave to the NPCA because even in hard times these National Parks need to be protected and cared for so they continue to be here for us all and our children and grandchildren,So even though i couldn't really afford it I chose to give anyway,I...
So Many Parks, So Little Time
Marilyn Beach , December 26, 2012
Starting at the age of seven (I am now 84), my family took several trips across country on gravel roads in a 1929 Buick. The National Parks that then existed were on our itinerary. I remember vividly standing next to the Dragon's Mouth in...
National Parks are part of my life
Randall Roebuck , December 8, 2012
I grew up with Olympic National Park almost literally in my front yard. The rural neighborhood I lived in until I was 9 was just off of the Mount Angeles Road in Port Angeles, WA, and was overshadowed by Mt. Angeles itself. At that time, the Mt....
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