August 2012
In This Issue
Seattle Met Magazine
2012 Grants to Parks
New Donor Corner
NEW! Ways You Can Give Back!
Quick Links
To WNPF's Rainier Climbers, who are raising funds and climbing Mount Rainier in support of the parks this summer!

Christian Craioveano

Colin Ward

James Lucero

Jason Roberts

Jay Templeton

Jules Dickerson

Kristen Whaley

Kunaal Sarna

Mike Sievert

Nate Sievert

Naveen Makineni

Ryan Good

Scott Holm

Sheri Fisher

Waqas Ajaib


These dedicated climbers are raising more than $45,000 for Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks this year!

Contact us!

Laurie Ward, Executive Director

Jessie Bullis, Director of Development

Washington's National Park Fund  is  the official non-profit partner supporting Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks, ensuring the preservation of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and continued enjoyment for all. 
August Masthead
Seattle Met Magazine features Mount Rainier National Park
Buy your issue at newsstands today!
Seattle Met August  
Seattle Met Magazine has featured Mount Rainier National Park in this month's issue, and to sweeten the event, will be donating $.50 from EACH newsstand issue sold to Washington's National Park Fund.  
 The cover story, The Ultimate Guide to Mount Rainier, features information about Rainier's wildlife, places to stay, trail information, some delicious places to stop for a bite to eat, a park map, and a feature on Lou and Jim Whittaker. We know many of you are Mount Rainier experts already, but this issue is sure to please even the most seasoned Rainier visitors.   
To pick up your August issue of Seattle Met, head to the nearest Safeway, QFC, Met Market, Fred Meyer, and many other grocery stores throughout the state. 
$300,250 Given to the Parks This Year
Read about these great projects being funded, thanks to donors like you!
  Washington's National Park Fund funded more than $300,000 in projects in these categories: volunteerism and stewardship, visitor's experiences, science and research, and youth programs within Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks. 

For more information about each project, head to our website 
Mount Rainier National Park:
Longmire Campground Restoration
Connecting Students to Parks
Mount Rainier Adventures
Getting to Green
Cascade Red Fox Study
Forgotten Creek Site Analysis
Paradise Inn Lampshade Project
Protect Resources at Paradise

North Cascades National Park:
Revegetation of North and South Fork Camps
Pathways to Youth in the City
Youth Transportation into the Park
Supervision for the Youth Work Crew
Bear Safe Brochure

Olympic National Park:
How Healthy Are the Elk?
Marmot Research Project
Mountain Goats Study
Glacier Meadows Ranger Station
Alternative Trip Guide

Throughout the year Washington's National Park Fund has also been able to fund projects like keeping Hurricane Ridge Road open during the winter in Olympic National Park, the Arum Scholarship Program in North Cascades National Park, and the volunteer program in Mount Rainier National Park.

To learn more about projects YOU can help fund, check out our website
New Donor Corner
Meet one of our newest donors!
Scott Childers
A new resident to Washington state, but a lifetime lover of national parks throughout the country, Scott Childers recently discovered Washington's National Park Fund in his research to find out how to give back to some of his favorite places. Scott has used Mount Rainier National Park many times, including this past weekend when the photo to the left was taken. 
"I love the national parks and use them quite often... I am fortunate to be able to say a small thanks back to the mountain." Scott is originally from Monterey, California, but due to his career in the US Navy, he has been able to move all around the country and experience the beauty of lots of national parks. He hopes his gift will help the parks protect their natural resources, and keep them available to his friends, family, and future generations. 

Looking for Ways You Can Give Back?
Check out our new programs, custom designed for you to give back to the parks how you want to!
Rainier Meadow

The New Adopta-Trail-Mile Program is raising much needed funding for Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks. With nearly 1,300 miles of trails to maintain, funds raised will allow park staff to bring in more volunteer groups like Washington Conservation Corps, Washington Trails Association, and Student Conservation Association to name a few. These crews, trained and supervised by park staff, work tirelessly to improve trails washed out/damaged during the long winter monthsFor a gift of $300/year, your name will be added to the growing number of trail adopters. Individuals, couples, families, and corporations are welcome to pitch in. You can break down your support into monthly payments of $25/month, or $75/quarter.


The Park Ambassadors Program is recruiting individuals this summer who are passionate about our parks, and who understand the need to get more "boots on the ground" filled by people with particular skills. We are seeking people who will spread the news about Washington's National Park Fund, and the projects resulting from our donors. These people will help us to share each park's priorities with others who care deeply about the parks. Those recruited will become Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks Ambassadors.


For more information about either program, contact Executive Director, Laurie Ward