“Our national parks are a uniquely American idea, truly supported by all of us. We are inspired by the beauty that surrounds us. We seek the wild and untamed land, the places where history was made, the sites that honor our heroes, and we stand behind what really matters – protecting these sacred places.”
The National Park Foundation, the official charitable partner of the National Park Service, enriches America’s national parks and programs through the support of private citizens, park lovers, stewards of nature, history enthusiasts and wilderness adventurers.
Chartered by Congress in 1967, the Foundation grew out of a legacy of park protection that began over a century ago when ordinary citizens took action to establish and protect our national parks.
Today, the National Park Foundation carries on the tradition of early park advocates, big thinkers, doers and dreamers. It works to keep trails clear, partners with collaborators such as the White House to get kids outdoors, and most importantly, raises and allocates critical funds to keep our national parks safe.
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.”
– John Muir, early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the U.S.
To learn more and support our parks, visit https://www.nationalparks.org/
July 24, 2017
Governor Roy Cooper announced his administration’s commitment to oppose offshore oil and natural gas drilling in the Atlantic waters alongside North Carolina’s beautiful coastline.
The Atlantic waters along North Carolina’s coast and the complex estuarine systems of the Outer Banks support globally important marine life and biodiversity, and should be protected from the risks associated with offshore oil and gas drilling and the intensive industrialization of the coast that comes with it.
July 11, 2017
By Stephanie Nickell
North Carolina is ranked 17th among the greenest states in the United States, according to a recent study by WalletHub. WalletHub’s analysts compared all 50 states across three metrics including: environmental quality, eco-friendly behaviors and climate change contributions.
This is good news for the state; however, more can always be done to help protect and preserve our environment.
Click here to find out more. (https://wallethub.com/edu/greenest-states/11987/)
“Every Kid in a Park,” which provides fourth grade students and their families free admission to all national parks and other federal lands, has been extended through the 2017-2018 school year.
Aug. 11 is the deadline for the public to weigh in on whether future mining should be allowed in the famed Boundary Waters’ watershed.
In the past, Alaska has been recognized as a font of natural resources and sheer beauty. Attempts to drill in the Arctic Refuge and build a road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge show our wildest state is under attack like never before.
Today, the House Natural Resources Committee will begin marking up the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2017 (H.R. 825).