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YOU can help protect your national parks!

Help us reach our $401,000 goal by 12/31 so we can start 2015 strong defending them.

The national parks are yours.

Make your year-end, tax-deductible contribution to protect them today!

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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...
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)
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