We love to visit National Parks and are especially proud that our nearby Pinnacles National Monument is now a full-fledged national park. Our teacher son took his classes there for a wonderful four day experience with a naturalist recently.
When we can't visit a park ourselves, we enjoy reading about them in your magazine. It makes us more aware of the many treasures the United States is privileged to own and protect.
I grew up in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State and have been hiking and birding ever since. Retired now, I am enjoying traveling with Road Scholar where I especially enjoy the opportunities this group affords for exploring and birding in our national parks, wildlife refuges, and forests/grasslands/seashores. I am so appreciative of the National Parks Conservation Association for making it easy for me to support these lands owned by all Americans. It is quintessentially American that when the federal government falls short in its support, we citizens step it up to support those values which define our country at its best.
Experienced an amazing hiking/camping trip to the Grand Tetons
Love the experiential learning, beautiful hiking trails and camping facilities.
Love the staff and the learning facilities. We love our Forest Rangers - please, please, please keep them employed
As a fan of the National Parks, and especially Great Smoky Mountains National Park where we
vacation every year, I am all too aware of the difference NPCA makes in providing much-needed support for the parks. And this support is crucial right now, with this extremely ant-environmental administration wanting to take away all park funding. NPCA just might make the difference between having parks and having no parks.
We were traveling through New Mexico and happen to see a sign about volcanos in New Mexico. We had never heard of such a thing.We thought we'd give it a look. When we got up to the ranger station we found that because we had a membership we got in free! This was an awesome place. We got to drive up to the top of the volcano and the park ranges were so nice and informative. It was beautiful! The rangers told us you could see for 150 miles from the top of the volcano. There was a very nice gift shop that they were refurbishing. The temporary gift shop was nice too. They had nature trails around the top of the volcano and also by the ranger station. We will be sure to stop back there again on our travels through New Mexico
I have been a member for years. Sometimes loose time to renew. Received my 2018 Calendar Reply and was going to send my check in but this email came in and now I donated but wanted you to know I received my 2018 calendar which I always enjoy using.
The NPCA provides accurate and relevant information regarding both the unique wonders of our national parks system and the issues facing them. I believe they are balanced and analytical in their assessments, and have the best interests of America's legacy in mind, not political objectives. I rely upon them for accurate and unbiased reports and value their dedication and diligence in protecting America's "best idea".
Moving to Arizona 10 years ago and every year we are driving to more National Parks and Monuments here in the southwest and west. Our appreciation of the parks grows every year. NPCA is one of the few charities I support with monthly donations because I know they will protect and support our parks no matter what administration is in the white house.
I am very impressed by their responses and keeping me updated and in the loop and giving me the opportunity to participate .
Has a huge impact benefiting the parks. Also keeps members informed and educated through their monthly magazine.
I have explored different areas with family members and am always in awe of our beautiful country. The Shenandoah Valley area including the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Smokie Mountains including Cherokee I was able to share with my senior aunt who had never seen them. The Muir Woods we, my siblings & families and friends, hiked in such glorious majestic splendor. Sights you can't imagine without being there.
Our National Parks are precious an need to be protected - and they need everyone to help them with a donation.
NPCA effectively played an important roll in advocating for Yellowstone National Park's budget. They are an important spokes-group with Congressional representatives on budget issues. The NPS cannot directly advocate for its budget. Given the current state of national leadership NPCA's roll is critically important.
What NPCA does for the citizens of our country and those who visit from afar cannot be explained in layman's terms. The beauty and majesty of our park systems speak for themselves. If you haven't visited our parks I urge you to do so, you will not be disappointed
NPCA is one of my favorite charities. Working to protect our nation's assets is vital and important work for our country's future.
Every time I visit a National Park I feel refueled! Growing up I took them, as many other natural wonders, for granted. I assumed people love nature as much as I do or as E.O. Wilson said "Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction."
As an adult I realized that is not necessarily the case, it takes a lot of effort to advocate for it. Knowing that NPCA is there to protect these treasures now and for generations to come is a great inspiration for me.
I am now living in California where John Muir once said "God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." Education, awareness and advocacy is what we need and joining NPCA I feel part of this effort.