This month the 1thing profiles the National Park Foundation.
The National Park Foundation is the official charitable partner of the National Park Service. The foundation’s goal is to enrich 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 to get kids outdoors, and most importantly, raises and allocates critical funds to keep our national parks safe. With government funds for the National Park Service threatened in the federal budget, help from the National Park Foundation is even more important.
Want to explore Wisconsin’s national parks? They include the Apostle Islands as well as the Ice Age Scenic National Trail and more. Find out more here.
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