Our youth programs have been selected as a National Park Service Centennial Challenge Project. Every dollar that we raise up to $450,000 will be matched to help us get under-served kids to parks. Donate now!
In partnership with NIPSCO, NPT has acquired 30 acres of land surrounding the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center. The land will be donated to NPS this September. Read More.
The Ivanpah Desert Tortoise Research Facility at Mojave National Preserve (a partnership between Chevron, NPS, and NPT) released 48 desert tortoise hatchlings into the wild as part of its “head-start" program earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Daly.)
NPT is pleased to announce the addition of our two new Leadership Council members, Jennifer Curtin of Booz Allen Hamilton and Kelly Daly of Stinson Morrison Hecker, LLP.
“National Park Trust is delighted to welcome Jennifer and Kelly to our Leadership Council. Their professional expertise in environmental law will be a valuable asset as we continue to protect our nation’s treasured lands,” said Chuck Knauss, NPT Leadership Council Chair.
Thirty Years of Accomplishment: A Project from the Past – Virgin Islands National Park
See where thousands of hermit crabs converge each year
It’s not every morning that the team at NPT wakes up to see the results of its land preservation efforts featured on the national news. But that’s exactly what happened in September of 2012 when Good Morning America picked up on a YouTube video from the U.S. Virgin Islands that was going viral. While the news anchors joked about the “terrifying scene” of thousands of hermit crabs converging on the secluded Nanny Point beach inside the Virgin Islands National Park, we at NPT realized that this was just one more of the unexpected benefits of saving the beach from private development. It was not known until after NPT transferred ownership of the beach to the National Park Service (NPS) that it is the site of an annual migration of Caribbean hermit crabs (Coenobita clypeatus) that scientists do not yet fully understand. Click here to read more.
Secretary Jewell Lays Out Interior’s Four-Year Plan
Last month at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Secretary Sally Jewell laid out an agenda to strengthen our economy and ensure that we pass along our nation’s rich conservation legacy to the next generation – a path that includes balanced development and engaging and employing youth on our public lands... (Read More).
Buddy Bison Students Kick Off 5th Year!
Across the country, NPT kicked off the 5th year of our Buddy Bison environmental education program by engaging more than 1,000 students with their local, state and national parks. Click here to read more about the events at Bladensburg Waterfront Park (MD), the Pascagoula River Audubon Center (MS), LeFleur's Bluff State Park (MS) and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (GA).
Have you heard of BlackFriday or CyberMonday? Well GivingTuesday will be in full swing on December 3rd and NPT needs you! Help us raise $2,013 on GivingTuesday and give back this holiday season. Just $20 can provide transportation for 2 children to enjoy a park and create memories that will be treasured forever! Mark your calendar and visit parktrust.org to donate.