National Park Trust COVID-19 Message

Dear Friends:

As we all know, the COVID-19 virus has impacted everyone in our country and many more globally. It has also impacted the thousands of children, teachers, and families whom we support across the country as well as our beloved national parks.

As the executive director of National Park Trust and the spouse of a cardiologist, I’ve been uplifted by so many stories that exemplify the extraordinary compassion, dedication, and generosity of neighbors, friends, family, and colleagues.

To our many partners and donors, thank you for your wonderful support for our mission and programs.  During these challenging times, please know that we are taking careful steps to ensure that your gifts are being spent wisely, where the need is greatest.

As we experience social isolation, there has been a heightened awareness of how much we value our precious parks and public lands and waters. We miss them too!

Our staff has been reaching out to our nearly 300 partner schools in under-served communities and reassuring them that we will fund their students’ trips to parks after the current situation improves.

Finally, because we know that parents are looking for ways to educate and entertain their children at home, we are now sending special editions of our newsletter each week that will be full of free downloadable resources to help bring our parks to your kids. Feel free to share this information with others and encourage them to join our newsletter list.

Please stay connected with us during this challenging time. We hope you and your family stay healthy and well.



Grace Lee
Executive Director