A Call to Action: Success Stories

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Every partner, program, and park plays a dynamic role in realizing that vision. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!

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  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Park Hosts Junior Ranger Day

    Dawn with Kids

    Park celebrates National Park Week with annual Junior Ranger Day Read more

  • Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

    Fort McHenry Supports Chesapeake Events Celebrating the Bicentennial of War of 1812

    Nightime view of lighthouse with American flag

    The local newspapers reported that as many as 6,000 to 10,000 people attended the May 3-5 weekend event at Havre de Grace Maryland. Read more

  • Niagara Falls National Heritage Area

    Niagara Falls NHA To Be Highlighted As An International Travel Destination

    Surrounded by soldiers and American flags, Senator Gillibrand and Brand USA's Mike Fullerton present at a podium in front of an old stone fort.

    Brand USA, the nation's only international tourism marketing organization, will begin highlighting the Niagara Falls NHA and the surrounding Greater Niagara Region as a major international tourism destination. The NHA will work with local partners to help Brand USA promote the region through a variety of methods and will help build a trip itinerary for the organization's Destination America website. Read more

  • Lowell National Historical Park

    2013 Excellence Awards Recognition For Five Community Contributors

    Excellence in Cultural Heritage Award

    Lowell, Massachusetts. During National Preservation Month, Lowell National Historical Park and the Lowell Heritage Partnership celebrate community efforts in the realms of historic preservation and cultural heritage Read more

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site

    We'll Never Turn Back: Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

    Conference attendees join hands during a performance of Civil Rights songs

    Teachers and librarians joined Civil Rights Movement activists and award winning children's authors for a day of learning, discussion and discovery about teaching the Civil Rights Movement in a conference for teachers and librarians of grades 3-8 sponsored by the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic site and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Cloutierville Kids Go "Rolling on the River"

    Group Photo

    Cane River Creole NHP, Cane River National Heritage Area, National Park Foundation, Louisiana State Parks, and the Army Corps of Engineers work together to provide a field trip for local fifth graders. Read more

  • Dinosaur National Monument

    Studying the Green and Yampa Rivers

    Park Rangers guide a raft through rapids on the Green River

    Dinosaur National Monument hosted a river science symposium to bring together numerous researchers studying the Green and Yampa Rivers. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    N’oubliez Pas: Preservation & Advancement of the Louisiana French Language

    Oswald and Dustin

    Park staff member works to preserve Creole language. Read more

  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument

    The Underground meets Online

    Timpanogos Cave facebook page

    Timpanogos Cave has embraced social media to better serve park visitors with pre- and post- visit information and civic engagement. While technology often insulates people from the natural world, it can also be an inexpensive and efficient way to communicate important park mesages to our visitors and neighbors. Read more

  • Rivers Of Steel National Heritage Area

    Old Steel Sites Go Solar in the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area

    Three visitors enjoy displays at the Rivers of Steel Visitor Center, including a number of metal signs from earlier steel industry days.

    Thanks to a large state grant, the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area is continuing its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and improve visitor experiences through the installation of solar panels at a number of its sites. The greening effort began in 2012 with solar-powered safety and interpretive lighting at the Carrie Furnace site and is now expanding to include even more culturally significant sites in the region. Read more

  • Catoctin Mountain Park

    Kids in Parks TRACK Trail in Catoctin Mountain Park

    Kids in Parks TRACK Trail established in Catoctin Mountain Park

    TRACK Trail established in Catoctin Mountain Park at the Brown’s Farm Trail in Owens Creek Picnic Area as part of the Kids in Parks program. Read more

  • Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park

    Employee Driven Safety & Resource Programs

    Participants in the Hands on Preservation Workshop stand with historic buildings in background

    employees of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park have completed Operational Leadership training with 100% participation. There has not been a lost-time accident in the park for over three years. Read more

  • Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park

    Protecting the Hill Country Night Skies

    The Texas White House at night

    Lyndon B. Johnson is a founding signatory on a pledge to the Hill Country Alliance to protect and promote night sky resources. Read more

  • Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park

    New Experiences Like Never Before

    BBQ participants enjoy a western show

    Park interpreters, partnering with the Friends of LBJ National Historical Park and Western National Parks Association(WNPA), are meeting the Johnsons desire to “not let the ranch become a sterile relic of the past.” Read more

  • Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park

    Witnesses and Researchers

    Luci Baines Johnson speaking to high school students

    Interpretive rangers at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park involve professors, researchers, and individuals who lived through events of the ‘60’s into educational programs. Read more

  • Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park

    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of LBJ Achievements

    Harry Middleton and Bess Able seated in front of students

    With hundreds of legislative accomplishments to his credit, President Lyndon B. Johnson is recognized by historians as a major contributor to the nations social and societal improvements. Read more

  • Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park

    Teaming Up Locally

    Johnson City Students hold signs for the cyclists starting the 85 mile ride.

    The students and teachers at Johnson City High School have traditionally participated in educational programs, but this year they became involved in the LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour. Reaction to working with the park staff and other volunteers resulting in school administrators asking for more opportunities to participate. Read more

  • Dinosaur National Monument

    Collaboration Breeds Success: Discovering Lost Worlds at Dinosaur National Monument

    Four images of paleontological research in Dinosaur National Monument

    Dinosaur is a spectacular laboratory in which earth scientists can study ancient ecosystems. The Monument has extensive collaborative inventory, monitoring, and research efforts underway with museums and universities across the country. Read more

  • Dinosaur National Monument

    Dinosaur Broadens Appeal with Social Media

    Can you find the bobcat in this photo?

    To broaden the understanding and appreciation of Dinosaur National Monument’s diverse resources, staff have been diligently using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and now Flickr to build an on-line community. Read more

  • Saguaro National Park

    Transportation Funds Enable Urban School Children To Visit Saguaro National Park

    Children hiking as part of an environmental education program

    As school budgets shrank and visits by schools and community youth groups diminished, transportation funds from the Friends of Saguaro National Park rejuvenated visits, especially from targeted, underrepresented communities where budget cuts had the most pronounced effects. In 2011, between the BioBlitz and regular programming, an additional 4,000 young people visited the park that otherwise would not have. Read more