The largest privately-held, developed land parcel located inside the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park is now permanently protected federal wilderness thanks to National Park Trust’s (NPT) partnership with The Wilderness Land Trust and Rocky Mountain Conservancy.
With $20,000 from The North Face Explore Fund, NPT will provide 500 students from underserved communities in five states with hands-on environmental education experiences through our Buddy Bison School Program. With this opportunity, students are also introduced to outdoor recreation as they learn about the importance of becoming park stewards, and advocating for and protecting our precious natural resources.
Thanks to a generous $200,000 gift from the Wyss Foundation to National Park Trust, 27 Title I schools received funding to bring 1,865 students to parks through the Buddy Bison School Program this school year.
For more than 20 years, the National Park Service had sought to purchase the last privately owned land parcel in Washita Battlefield National Historical Site in Roger Mills County, OK. Thanks to recent efforts by NPT this acquisition was completed in May. The land is an integral part of the park’s history and overlooks the site of the Cheyenne camp that was attacked by Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer and the U.S. Army 7th Cavalry.
National Park Trust Awarded a Paddle Nation Grant to Get Washington, DC Students to Explore Their Waterways
National Park Trust received funding to support its work to engage approximately 1,300 students in the Washington, DC area with their local waterways in partnership with Wilderness Inquiry (WI) and REI.
At an evening reception at the Newseum, the National Park Trust awarded Sen. Martin Heinrich (NM) with the 18th Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award. The award was presented by NPT board chair Bill Brownell.
Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK), a national strategic partnership of organizations with a common interest in expanding opportunities for children, youth, and families to connect with the outdoors welcomed National Park Trust Executive Director, Grace Lee to their steering committee.
National Park Trust celebrates Earth Day by recognizing Richmond Avenue Elementary School in Atlantic City, NJ for drastically reducing its carbon footprint on campus and helping the school district to save $826,248.
U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, and Cory Booker, D-N.J., applauded the passage of their bipartisan resolution, which encourages children to get outdoors by designating May 19 National Kids to Parks Day.
The National Park Trust and The North Face joined the National Park Service to co-host an Every Kid in a Park event at the Marin Headlands in California for 35 fourth graders from Hoover Elementary School in Oakland, California.
National Park Trust and Air Force Launch New Program Encouraging Military Families to Visit Parks and Public Lands
National Park Trust and Air Force Launch New Program Encouraging Military Families to Visit Parks and Public Lands Rockville, MD – National Park Trust (NPT) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Air Force Services Activity (AFSVA) -- with support from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy -- to launch the Buddy Bison Great Outdoors Challenge. The program’s goal is to encourage military families across the country to visit and enjoy America’s parks, public lands and waters.
National Park Trust to Honor Senator Martin Heinrich (NM) with 2018 Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award in Washington, D.C.
National Park Trust (NPT) is pleased to announce that Senator Martin Heinrich (NM) will receive the 18th Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award. The award will be presented to Senator Heinrich on Wednesday, June 13th at a reception at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
National Park Trust (NPT) and Blue Star Families are pleased to announce a new partnership designed to create family-friendly park events for military families across the United States in commemoration of Kids to Parks Day, held annually the third Saturday in May.
National Park Trust (NPT) and Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) are pleased to announce that The North Face has awarded a $20,000 2017 Explore Fund grant to benefit NPT’s national Buddy Bison School Program.
Members of congress on both sides of the aisle just came together to help get our kids outdoors. The Every Kid Outdoors Act (S. 1522; H.R. 3186), introduced by Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Representatives Niki Tsongas (D-MA-03), Scott Tipton (R-CO-03), Diana DeGette (D-CO-01), and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) would encourage fourth graders and their families to visit America’s natural, cultural, and historical treasures.
Partners came together to ensure kids across America can experience our national parks and public lands. The National Park Trust, The North Face, and the Outdoors Alliance for Kids joined the National Park Service to co-host an Every Kid in a Park event at Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park for 90 fourth graders from The Donald McKay K-8 School.
National Park Trust (NPT) awards Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN) the 17th Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Children, families, and schools in communities across America will celebrate their local, state and national parks and public lands on Saturday, May 20th in commemoration of the 7th Annual Kids to Parks Day. National Park Trust estimates that nearly one million people will attend 1,000 park events across the country in what is fast becoming America’s national day of outdoor play.
U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, applauded the Senate’s passage of their bipartisan resolution to encourage children to get outdoors by designating May 20 National Kids to Parks Day.
Partners came together to ensure kids across America can experience our national parks and public lands. The National Park Trust, The North Face, and the Outdoors Alliance for Kids joined the National Park Service to co-host an Every Kid in a Park event at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for 60 fourth graders from the Chicago Academy.
110 fourth-grade students from Chalmette Elementary will participate in a National Park celebration at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park’s Barataria Preserve. The event is sponsored by Caesars Foundation and organized by the nonprofit National Park Trust (NPT) in partnership with the National Park Service.
Record Visitation to National Parks in 2016—Over 13 Percent Increase at Channel Islands National Park
During the National Park Service Centennial in 2016, visitation to national parks increased by nearly eight percent, including an overall 13 percent increase at Channel Islands National Park. This past year 342,209 people visited Channel Islands National Park. Additional day visitors and overnight campers to Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz Islands increased island visitation by about 10 percent.
The National Park Trust, The North Face, and the Outdoors Alliance for Kids joined the National Park Service to co-host an Every Kid in a Park event at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park for 60 fourth graders from Hoover Elementary School.
It could have been the worst-case scenario for Rocky Mountain National Park: a “Land for Sale” sign going up in one of the most popular areas of the Park. But that was exactly the situation the Park would have been confronted with if not for a quick response from Rocky Mountain Conservancy, The Wilderness Land Trust, National Park Trust, and the support of local funders.
The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) announced five recipients of the inaugural OAK Leaf Award which recognizes alliance members for their collaborative approach to support OAK’s policy or programmatic goals. REI, The North Face, National Park Trust, Children & Nature Network and the National League of Cities to receive the award during an OAK welcome reception for the annual gathering of the alliance, held at The Wilderness Society’s Ansel Adams Gallery.