The NPCA is working so hard to protect our parks. We need them more than ever. Our parks are in danger and we must keep them safe
I'm a frequent visitor to our national parks and am personally familiar with the important contributions of this important association.
My experience is the awe I have every time I go to a National Park. The NPCA is dedicated to ensuring these national treasures are maintained for today and the future. My family has had enjoyed many great National Park experiences - most recently at North Cascades NP.
I love the National Parks Conservation Association because they are committed to saving our National Parks. I have been very worried about this current national administration destroying our National Parks, our natural national treasures. By supporting the National Parks Conservation Association I believe I am helping to stop the destructive actions and work towards preserving these National treasures for all to use and enjoy
My husband regularly goes hiking in some of our local National Parks The parks are kept very nice for visitors and we would hate to think what might happen if these wonderful oasis were not kept up. We also appreciate the rangers that are available in the large parks. they help educate us and keep us safe.
I appreciate the calendar, mailings and all their efforts to preserve the beauty and access to our national parks.
Outdoor activity renews the spirit and the body. The National Park system in our country is a national treasure. Open areas, nature in its untouched beauty, animals seen in their natural habitat can save lives. I believe this so strongly that I am taking a group of students from Florida to Yosemite National Park in California. To be able to hike in the mountains, embrace a Sequoia Tree, dip our feet in a cold mountain stream, be challenged by Half Dome, and marvel at untouched meadows is heaven on earth. NPCA conserves and renews these areas annually. That's why I support them, and enjoy the magazine they put out each month.
We love our National Parks they never disappoint! I think they do a great job keeping them up for the public to enjoy!
NPCA is a great advocate for our National Parks. The association keeps me well informed through email newsletters of top issues they are working on. The magazine has exposed me to so many of our national resources I wasn't aware of and we've incorporated visits to these locations into our travels.
This is a non-profit that gets things done! With their advocacy, real changes have been made to preserve our natural resources and open more land for preservation and the enjoyment of all. I was especially pleased to see my former Army duty station, Fort Monroe, VA, added to the national parks list. Getting this done was an incredibly quick turn-around , compared to how the government often operates, and I credit it in part to the passionate advocacy of NPCA.
Their beautiful magazine keeps me informed about or national parks and their continued stewardship to protect them for generations to come.
Somehow, NPCA manages to wade through the obstruction and mire that is Government and have an impact.
The NPCA has always been there to maintain and protect the well being of our National Parks. Doing their part to protect Mother Earth.
i've been a member for ~ 15+ yrs : they work to help protect the national parks via outreach, identfying issues and promoting ways to assist, and education. they also have a great magazine that has articles on various parks and what you can do to help protect and assist in preserving our national sites.
Along with Nature Conservancy & Earth Justice, NPCA continues to be a defender of the environment and a cause well worth supporting. I thank them for their continued hard work and dedication.
I chose to become a member of the National Parks Conservation Association because I feel strongly that it's a citizen's responsibility to help ensure that the great, beautiful open spaces we now enjoy remain in good condition, safe from the clutches of developers and degradation from environmental neglect or exploitation. I believe that NPCA is driven by that mission, so their efforts are well suited to my thinking. I know that what little I can contribute is just a drop in the huge need bucket, but if everyone who loves the parks and the idea of preserving public open spaces would pitch in what they can, we would ALL feel the pride of being more personally invested in what we might otherwise tend to take for granted. We need to actively protect the things that enrich and uplift us. We need those things now more than ever, and they seem to be being threatened now more than ever. So there is some urgency around the giving.
I have enjoyed the printed materials that the NPCA produces and don't feel inundated with solicitations and mailings, as I have with some other nonprofits. And because NPCA is well rated by Charity Navigator (which I pay attention to very strictly now when giving to any organization), I have maintained my membership with them while my giving to other organizations has ceased. When I receive communications from NPCA, I feel they are talking very personally to me and that my donations make a difference to them. So I do feel like a "member" of something good and the parks really now feel more like they belong to me. I will continue to give to this organization as long as I am able and as long as they continue to manage their money wisely and well.
I wish NPCA could get its ducks in a row and move from 3-star status on Charity Navigator to 4-star status. 77% of money going to work of preserving our national parks is good, but other charities manage to do better on this measure.
Perhaps less money spent harassing members like me who give their one modest contribution once a year, the same time every year, trying to get us to give more.
I continue to give because I believe it's important work, and no one else is doing anything in the area on as comprehensive a scale.
They help preserve the National Parks and provide info about the parks.