Shared Stories

Welcome to our Shared Stories section, where visitors to our parks and NPCA donors have chosen to share their thoughts and stories regarding our National Parks! Thank you to all who have shared their story with the rest of us!

Want to share your own story of a park visit or perhaps a reason why you support NPCA? Click below to share your own story with others!

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Heritage
Holly , May 7, 2014
No other destination can foster the health and well-being of land, animals, people, history and future like our national parks. They are there for us to enjoy, and it is imperative we preserve and conserve their very crucial place in our history,...
Gift to the Future
J. Loiseau , May 1, 2014
I am indeed fortunate to have witnessed the unique beauty of some of our national parks, and I lend my support because future generations deserve to experience the mountains, lakes and rivers in pristine wilderness; to see the awesome sights of...
For Our Future
Jean , May 1, 2014
These parks are America's homeland - our country. They are my family's healthy vacations, where we get fit. Creatures found nowhere else on earth are there, and the stars above them are visible like no where else. We need quiet, scenic views to...
They Can't Be Replaced
Carol , April 30, 2014
We have visited 25 National Parks, to date, on our annual motorcycle trips and there are so many more to see. I want my grandchildren and great-grandchildren to be able to see the things we have seen - glaciers, waterfalls, hundreds year old...
Its a Neighborhood
Larry Bloom , April 20, 2014
I want to retire to a place where its totally peaceful, visually scenic, and well-protected. Its a neighborhood without the neighbors and if a bear or 2 comes along so be it, bears will keep away the thieves.
For my Grandsom
Danny , April 19, 2014
My wife and I love travelling to our national parks. They are treasures that must be preserved for future generations. I want my grandson to experience the same wonderment that we have.
Duty
Mark , April 10, 2014
It is our responsibility and duty to preserve and protect what cannot be easily or ever restored. Our picture: Joshua Tree NP
Ardent
Virginia H. Bennett , April 8, 2014
All of my life, I have been an ardent Nature-lover and bird-watcher. I have had the privilege to visit many national parks and derived great joy from seeing their majestic beauty and observing the wildlife freely roaming in them. I would hate to...
Item on my bucket list
Paul Wilding , April 8, 2014
Several years ago I was able to cross off one item on my bucket list. I had retired and was able to be a seasonal ranger at the Peaks of Otter area of the Blue Ridge Parkway. My main job was to interpret an 1800's mountain farm. The visitors were...
Thank you for your priceless leadership!
David Romain , April 8, 2014
Sorry we cannot contribute more this year, but we will be out of the country, volunteering to work with children in one of the poorer countries of Central America. We have learned a great deal from your examples and encouragement to bring more...
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