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Preserving Parks For Future Generations
Tom A , July 8, 2014
I grew up on a cattle ranch in Nebraska, and love the outdoors. I live in Texas now, and believe that we should preserve our national parks and the natural habit for animals and birds for the future generations. To this day, I cannot see a deer,...
RMNP
Laurel McClaren , July 6, 2014
I live in Colorado and love going to Rocky Mt National Park! It is so beautiful there with the elk, mountain goats and all the other animals that live there and the scenery is magnificent! I also visit other national parks like Yellowstone,...
For my sons and their sons
Rich Braslow , June 19, 2014
Three years ago I had the opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce with my oldest son. It is a trip I will never forgot. I support NPCA with the hope that down the road my son will be able to have the same experience with his son or...
Outdoor Wildlife Nature
Joshua , June 2, 2014
I support National Parks because it prevents the encroachment of civilization on some of the most beautiful land in America and we need to keep it special and wild and and keep that way for as long as we possibly can so our future generation can...
Why I Support NPCA
Tami Howard , May 24, 2014
I am a lifelong lover of the great outdoors and nature. I always feel closer to God when I visit a National Park, our natural cathedrals. The experience is truly spiritual for me. These are the places where one's spirit can soar. The National...
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...
Favorite State Park
Byron , March 25, 2014
My wife and I have traveled over most of the states and have enjoyed the state parks therein. The Tetons are our favorite and taking our camper, we often camp within the state parks themselves. One event that comes to mind was when we were in...
In Memorandum of Richard Wolfe
Lars Michigan , March 18, 2014
It’s an odd story involving a 1989 Toyota Cressida I bought but, it's my privilege to give a gift to support and maintain our national parks in honor to a man who loved our beautiful national parks and who took pride in keeping his car just as...
Hiking
Bill Pease , March 10, 2014
Our family of four has treasured memories of the great parks. A morning hike down the Grand Canyon followed by (years later) a morning hike up to a glacier. Those folks walking the edge of a waterfall were beyond my comfort level, but good for...
Why I Give
Stephen Chase , December 18, 2013
My wife and I love the national parks. We have been to the great smoky mtn national park many times and never get over the beauty of the park. Our visit to the Grand Canyon was breath taking and we will never forget it. Everglades national park...
Why I Give
Peter C. Foltz , February 12, 2014
The National Parks are one of the most important parts of the commons of the United States. Aside from the personal pleasure they have given me and my family they must be protected from the ravages of defunding in the Congress and efforts to turn...
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