Washington's National Park Fund News
January Masthead
Enjoy the Winter Season in Mount Rainier, North Cascades 
and Olympic National Parks!
Mount Rainier National Park

From ranger-led snowshoe hikes to sledding at Paradise, Mount Rainier offers opportunities galore for winter activities. Their website offers tips and schedules for the many winter wonderlands available to you! Make sure to check the road conditions in your plans, as the road from Longmire to Paradise is open dependent on the weather and closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Often, you'll be required to have chains in your vehicle. 

Photo courtesy of NPS
North Cascades National Park

Although the parks are serene and beautiful when covered with a fresh blanket of snow, they can also be dangerous if you're not prepared. Thanks to the rangers at each park, you can leave the house well-prepared for the weather you'll experience! Check out North Cascades'  trail conditions page, and make sure you're well equipped for adventure!

Photo courtesy of NPS
Olympic National Park

Take advantage of the snow at Hurricane Ridge and plan a trip on Friday, Saturday or Sunday to ski or snowshoe this beautiful part of the park. For more information about what Olympic National Park offers during the colder season, check out their website
Work on the Elwha River Restoration continues throughout the winter; you can follow it here.

Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks will be waiving their entrance fees on January 21st in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Photo courtesy of NPS
National Park Plate
2012 Annual Event
Drive Your Support! 

Have the most beautiful plate on the road! This national park license plate, featuring North Cascades' rugged peaks, will show everyone how you support our parks. When you purchase them, $28 comes to Washington's National Park Fund to support park projects and programs. The fees you pay for this plate are tax deductible.  
Purchase your plate today!

Save the Date!

Join Washington's National Park Fund for a night of celebration and fundraising for Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks. 

When: 5 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2013
Where: The Mountaineers, 7700 Sand Point Way, Seattle, WA
What: Dinner and Auction in Support of our Parks!
Purchase your tickets today!

Outdoor Adventure Expo
Keep up with all the details about this exciting expo by following The Northwest Outdoor Adventure Expo on Facebook and Twitter.  It's going to be an amazing event in the heart of Seattle, and will feature interactive activities, vendors, and information to help you pursue your Northwest outdoor adventures this year! Learn more about everything from ice climbing to stand-up paddle boarding. Head to the expo and learn more about your sport, or get informed and start a new one!

If you're a retailer, vendor, or would like to have a booth at this event, you can contact the expo coordinators.

To learn more, head to the expo website: www.outdooradventureexpo.com

To make a donation today, click here! 

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Help us celebrate 20 years!
If you've served on Washington's National Park Fund's Board of Directors over the past two decades, we're looking for great stories and photos about our history! Help us as we document our growth, successes and history by emailing Laurie Ward, Executive Director, and share your experiences!