As we celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service on August 25th, think about why parks are important to you. Read! what Cheyenne Roundtree from Beacon Heights Elementary, one of our Buddy Bison Schools, shared with the White House yesterday.
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.)
National Park Trust (NPT) is pleased to announce that Senator Ron Wyden (OR) will receive the 2014 Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on June 11, 2014. The Senator currently serves as chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. “Preserving Oregon’s special places has been near the top of my agenda ever since I was elected to Congress, not only because it helps the environment but also because outdoor recreation creates a lot of jobs in our part of the world. National parks are a resource that everyone can enjoy, so this award from the National Park Trust is truly an honor,” stated Senator Wyden….(Read More)
Thirty Years of Accomplishment: A Project from the Past – Fort Stevens
Only one sitting U.S. President has been exposed to enemy gunfire during wartime. That occurred in July 1864, when President Abraham Lincoln traveled on horseback to Fort Stevens in Northwest Washington D.C. Fort Stevens was the northernmost in a ring of 68 forts encircling the capital city to protect it during the Civil War. Read more about this historic event and NPT's work to protect the viewshed of the Fort.
Getting in the Christmas Spirit!
Last week, students from Sunshine Early Learning Center in Washington D.C. got into the Christmas spirit by visiting President's Park where they saw the National Christmas Tree, visited Santa's Workshop and saw Santa himself! Our thanks to SunTrust Bank for sponsoring this pre-school -- their second year in the Buddy Bison school program -- and to Ranger Monamma for hosting them last week!
Thanks to all who supported NPT on the second national Giving Tuesday campaign which was held on December 3 after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. With your support we exceeded our goal by more than 100 percent raising $4,165. If you were unable to participate in Giving Tuesday, it's not too late to make a year-end gift to support National Park Trust and our mission and programs. Watch this 2-minute video that summarizes our 2013 accomplishments. Click here to donate. Thank you!