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A little here, a little there all adds up
Tommy Tomlin , September 17, 2012
A little here, a little there all adds up and provides an effective organization like NPCA with resources to help promote and protect or national parks. This organization has an excellent record and proven to be a productive voice for those who...
America at Her Best
Gigi Jordan Hunter , September 6, 2012
American history has always been one of my passions. We have such a beautiful nation with a very rich history. I taught in the Missouri public school system for 28 years and in that time I witnessed the decline of our teaching of American...
Keep The Faith
Steve Ruhl , September 5, 2012
Since our Nation began, our fathers and grandfathers took great pains to set aside some of the best things this nation is made of so further generations could enjoy the wonders that make this a truelly great place to live!I think it is a crime to...
Our Gift to Ourselves
Wilma Reeder , September 7, 2012
National Parks are the gifts that keep on giving generation after generation. We must preserve what we have for our children and their children.
Creation at its Best
Marcella James , September 5, 2012
My Husband and I traveled extensively before he became ill. He passed away several years ago and I miss so much vacations and seeing the wonders of God. I contribute so that my grandchildren and my great grandchildren will be able to experience...
Good Thing for the World
lisong , August 31, 2012
I am doing this is not only for the National parks in the U.S. but try to do good thing for the world because the nature is belong to all human kind on this planet. American has the best system to have and protect the nature. As a international...
National Treasures
Ed Alto , August 28, 2012
Like any treasure, to find one is exhilarating, to lose one would be heartbreaking. Our National Parks are treasures, treasures that everyone can find and use to enrich their lives in so many ways. I've discovered 38 of these treasures so far and...
The Earth's Future
Ed Elefante , August 14, 2012
I am donating to this cause to protect this planet and the creatures that live on it, especially for our children, our children's children, and so on. If we do not protect it, they will never see the beauty of this planet - only from pictures of...
Walking the ADT
Nelson Wiest , August 24, 2012
My daughter and son in-law, Sheri and Randy Propster, walked the ADT in 2006. We visited them on occasion while they walked and listened to their wonderful experiences. They since are the ambassadors for the Get Out More Tour from Backpacker...
Keep the national parks
David Baker , August 21, 2012
After I retired I decided to travel around the country. I loaded my tent, sleeping bag and various equipment into my car and took off. The trip lasted seven months and most of my camping was done in National Parks. Not only did I see the beauty...
The Best Parts of America
Jody , August 16, 2012
After having my first child I began looking for places to take him to expose him to nature. After hiking locally (in New England) he wanted to see more. We wanted to find unique and beautiful places. Of course, this led me to our nation's...
Protecting Our Parks
Donna Mager , August 8, 2012
It seems that there are always interests, apart from environmentalists, that want "something" from our National Parks. Therefore, it is urgent that we vigorously support our Parks. Protecting the parks means guarding the land, the wildlife and the...
Kudos to Seth Shteir
William Morgan , August 7, 2012
Since moving out to the Mojave Desert of Southern California in 2007, I have witnessed our desert come under constant attach. One stalwart and devoted defender of our National Parks and Preserves in this area is Seth Shteir, the California Desert...
More land set aside, not less
Jennifer-UTAH , August 7, 2012
We just returned from a week long vacation to Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, Badlands National Park, and the Black Hills. Thank heaven that someone had the vision to set aside these jewels. Our children were amazed at the wildlife and beauty...
Sue Linsley , July 31, 2012
I practically raised my daughters in Yosemite. It is my favorite place in the world and they share my love of it. We try to go annually although it's harder now that they live in Washington. They do still get outdoors as much as possible and the...
Peace in knowing it's there.
Richard J Long , July 31, 2012
I have only been to two National Parks (Shenandoah, Great Smokys Mountains) and desire to visit many more in the future. I want to know they are there for me, my family and others to enjoy. We are an example for the world when it comes to Great...
Earth's Majesty
Helene Weiss , July 28, 2012
The national parks are a treasure that must be preserved and protected for all time. The pristine wilderness of these sanctuaries must remain intact so that the beautiful animals that call this continent home, can live in peace and safety. This...
Why I Joined
John Simon , July 24, 2012
My wife and I are making our first trip to three national parks this fall and I felt it appropriate to make a donation to preserve them.
Savor the last vestiges
Homo Amat Terra , July 21, 2012
I have travelled all over the planet, all the contiinents, more than 120 countries. The natural world is being consumed and destroyed at a horrifying rate. I am grateful to live in a time when at least some fragments of the Mother Earth still...
Lifetime impact
Marsha , July 16, 2012
I visited my first National Park when I was two. Our family didn't have much money, but we had a World War II Army surplus tent, an ice chest and some flashlights. We camped every summer in the Smokies and visited National Parks wherever we went...
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