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Sep 13, 2017, 14:07 ET 5 Dates to Remember for the 2017 National Christmas Tree Lighting

As you start making your holiday plans, be sure the 2017 National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse at President's Park (White House) is on...


Sep 10, 2017, 15:37 ET "Soundbreaking" for Flight 93 National Memorial's Tower of Voices Marks Final Major Phase of Construction of Memorial's Original Design

In partnership with the Families and Friends of Flight 93 and the National Park Foundation, Flight 93 National Memorial will break ground (and...


Aug 29, 2017, 13:03 ET Win @GoParks' Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks Adventure for Four [SWEEPSTAKES]

You can enter to win a trip-of-a-lifetime to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks thanks to the National Park Foundation, the official charity of...


Aug 10, 2017, 08:02 ET New Science Education Program Brings National Parks to Classrooms Thanks to $1 Million Veverka Family Foundation Gift

Teachers and students across the country will have the opportunity to participate in a new science education program, Citizen Science 2.0 in...


Jul 25, 2017, 08:02 ET Middle Emerald Pools Trail at Zion National Park To Be Restored Thanks to $1 Million Eccles Foundation Grant

The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation has awarded the National Park Foundation a $1 million grant – the largest private contribution...


Jun 15, 2017, 09:32 ET American Express Announces Grant to the National Park Foundation to Capture and Share the History of Stonewall National Monument

American Express today announced a $100,000 grant to the National Park Foundation's Centennial Campaign for America's National Parks for...


May 04, 2017, 10:10 ET 11 Striking Images Win @GoParks 2016 Photo Contest

A close-up of a curious green tree frog peeking out from its marsh habitat in Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in southern Texas is the grand prize...


Apr 19, 2017, 11:02 ET Multi-Year Partnership Supports Technology and Expands Sustainable Travel in America's National Parks

Calling on the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship of Thomas Edison, the first of up to 100 electric vehicle charging stations in national...


Apr 18, 2017, 09:04 ET El National Park Service y la National Park Foundation lanzan Parks 101, revelando historias que nunca habías escuchado sobre los parques nacionales, en celebración de la Semana del Parque Nacional

Resulta que los parques nacionales abarcan mucho más de lo que pensabas. Conjuntamente con la Semana del Parque Nacional de este año, que se...


Apr 17, 2017, 11:26 ET National Park Service and National Park Foundation Launch Parks 101, Uncovering National Park Stories You've Never Heard Before To Celebrate National Park Week

Turns out there's a lot more to national parks than you thought. In conjunction with this year's National Park Week from April 15 through 23, the...


Apr 13, 2017, 09:53 ET 8 Ways to Support National Parks During National Park Week

With all the excitement surrounding National Park Week taking place April 15 through 23, the National Park Foundation (NPF) and its partners have...


Feb 02, 2017, 09:33 ET 21 New National Park Projects Promote Community Building & Exploration

Twenty-one new projects at national parks across the country will give kids and adults the opportunity to come together with their neighbors to...


Dec 19, 2016, 16:37 ET National Park Service Celebrates Centennial Success, Looks Ahead to Building on Momentum of 2016

On the heels of President Obama's signing of the National Park Service Centennial Act, today the National Park Service and the National Park...


Dec 12, 2016, 14:16 ET Important Habitat in Grand Teton National Park Preserved

Today the National Park Service purchased a 640-acre tract of land within Grand Teton National Park from the State of Wyoming. The purchase was...


Nov 28, 2016, 16:28 ET President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to Light National Christmas Tree December 1 at President's Park

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will help wrap the National Park Service Centennial celebrations when they officially light...


Nov 23, 2016, 14:46 ET Eva Longoria to Host 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting & Marc Anthony Added to Star-Studded Lineup

Eva Longoria will host the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and Marc Anthony, Afro Blue, and the Airmen of Note will join...


Nov 18, 2016, 09:48 ET @GoParks & @Subaru_usa Invite You to Share the Love for National Parks

People across the country will have the opportunity to support their more than 400 national parks whenever they buy or lease a new Subaru vehicle,...


Nov 16, 2016, 11:03 ET The Lumineers, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood to Dazzle the 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting

The Lumineers, Garth Brooks, and Trisha Yearwood have been added to the lineup for the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. They...


Oct 13, 2016, 15:26 ET Joseph Gordon-Levitt's hitRECord Releases Songs and Campfire Stories Inspired by America's National Parks

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's collaborative platform, hitRECord, and the National Park Foundation continue to celebrate the National Park Service...


Oct 06, 2016, 15:11 ET James Taylor Added to 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Talent Lineup

 James Taylor has been added to the lineup for the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Find out who else has been announced...


Oct 05, 2016, 16:02 ET $2.5 Million Donation Preserves White House Kitchen Garden

The White House Kitchen Garden will be maintained and preserved into the future, thanks to a $2.5 million donation from the Burpee Foundation and...


Sep 22, 2016, 10:03 ET Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson & Yolanda Adams Cap Off National Park Service Centennial With Performances At The 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting

#FindYourPark with holiday performances by Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, and Yolanda Adams on December 1 as the National Park Service caps off...


Sep 15, 2016, 05:30 ET 8 ganadores seleccionados para el concurso @GoParks de expedición al Parque Nacional Yosemite y parques nacionales del área de la Bahía de San Francisco

Ocho personalidades diversas e influyentes en las redes sociales, únicas en ubicación geográfica, intereses y bagaje cultural,...


Sep 14, 2016, 12:56 ET 8 Winners Selected For @GoParks Expedition Contest To Yosemite And San Francisco Bay Area National Parks

 Eight diverse social media influencers – unique in geographic locations, interests, and backgrounds – have won an unforgettable...


Sep 12, 2016, 09:33 ET New Parks Program to Support Post-9/11 Veterans

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has elevated its commitment to veterans across the nation with the announcement of its philanthropic grants to the...