National Parks

Week 31: National Parks

This week, we are honoring America’s stunning National Parks. The National Parks Foundation protects America’s natural treasures and ensure they are preserved and that they belong to us all. Enjoy the video below, a tribute to Yosemite, which was made by the amazing Colin Delehanty.

Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
— John Muir

The mission of the National Park Service is to preserve and protect our natural and cultural resources "for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations."

The National Park Foundation protects America’s special places, connects people to nature and inspires the next generation of park stewards through innovative and collaborative projects. They work to save what matters most.

Never in its 200 years has this nation needed the National Park System more. It stands as a collective memory of where we have been, what sacrifices we have made to get here, and who we mean to be. By investing in the preservation, interpretation, and restoration of these symbolic places, we offer hope and optimism to each generation of Americans.
— David Barna, National Park Service Chief of Public Affair

Keeping these spaces pristine and wild is so important. I am so excited to support this goal.

This week, how about making a plan to visit your nearest park?
The mountains are calling and I must go.

Have a wild week,