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

    Cane River Music Festival Poster Contest Winner!

    Poster contest winner

    Alajah Remo won this year's poster contest. Read more

  • Independence National Historical Park

    NPS Provides Learning Experiences for Students at Spring Garden Elementary School

    Students, park employees and representatives from Duffy Books pose for a group picture

    The National Park Service in Philadelphia, PA led a Junior Ranger Program for the fifth grade students at Spring Garden Elementary School for over twenty years. These 5th grade students are enrolled as Junior Rangers at their closest national park, the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site. Read more

  • Independence National Historical Park

    Independence National Historical Park helps “Spark” students

    Park employee shaking hands with student who is giving thumbs up sign

    Independence National Historical Park hosted three Spark students in internships at the park. Spark’s mission is to provide life-changing apprenticeships to youth in underserved communities across the United States is accomplished by matching 7th and 8th graders with mentors working in career fields aligned with the students’ strengths and interests. Read more

  • Lowell National Historical Park

    Seashore Trolley Museum volunteer group award winners.

    2014 National Park Service Northeast Region’s George and Helen Hartzog Award.

    The Seashore Trolley Museum volunteer group at Lowell National Historical Park is the recipient of the 2014 National Park Service Northeast Region’s George and Helen Hartzog Award Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Park Hosts 5th Annual Music Festival

    Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band

    Cane River Creole NHP helps to sustain Cane River's rich tradition of live music. Read more

  • President's Park (White House)

    Washington’s Newest TRACK Trail Opens in President's Park

    The ribbon being cut for the new TRACK Trail.

    On April 26th, President’s Park and the Kids in Parks program celebrated the grand opening of Washington’s newest TRACK Trail as part of the Service’s Healthy Parks, Healthy People initiative. Read more

  • Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Truman Tech: reaching out to new audiences

    Harry S Truman Facebook page

    Harry S Truman was president during an era of tremendous growth and change, and was not afraid to embrace new technology and champion progress. Following Truman’s path, Harry S Truman National Historic Site has also embraced new technology, and has worked hard to reach out to new audiences and seek exciting ways of interpreting the Truman legacy Read more

  • Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

    Under Armour Protects the Fort

    Under Armour employees volunteering at Fort McHenry NM&HS

    Under Armour employees volunteer over 800 hours to help preserve a historic resource on the grounds of Fort McHenry NM&HS. Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Timucuan Preserve Public Archaeology Program

    archaeological dig

    Through archaeological investigations significant historic and prehistoric resources have been uncovered to provide interpretive educational benefits to visitors to the Park. Read more

  • Thomas Stone National Historic Site

    "Starry Night"

    Visitors preparing to view the Sun and Night Sky!

    On May 3rd, Thomas Stone National Historic Site was please to host approximately 120 visitors who came to enjoy a safe method of sun viewing followed after dark by some amazing star gazing, free from the dilution of city lights. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Park Commemorates Sesquicentennial of the Red River Campaign

    Joseph McGill

    Cane River Creole NHP hosts two events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Red River Campaign. Read more

  • Saguaro National Park

    Takin’ It to the Streets: Remote Sales Opportunities for America the Beautiful ® Pass

    Park rangers staff a both at a local outdoor retail store

    Through the creation of a Remote Sales program, the Fee Management staff from Saguaro National Park has been able to provide remote sales and outreach services at a number of community and commercial events throughout the Tucson metropolitan area. Read more

  • Lowell National Historical Park

    Lowell celebrates National Community Development Week.

    City Manager Kevin Murphy shows what's ahead for Lowell's riverwalk.

    The City hosted an event on Thursday, April 24 at the new Boott Mills West (part of complex where LOWE Boott Mills Museum is located) as part of “Lowell Celebrates National Community Development Week.” Read more

  • Lowell National Historical Park

    LoWellness Festival

    Learning how to plant your own vegtables at the LoWellness Festival.

    The first LoWellness Festival - Boardinghouse Park and the Boott Mills Courtyard was alive with free interactive performances, health screenings, food and gardening demonstrations, outdoor activities and games for kids of all ages. Read more

  • Lowell National Historical Park

    Play-Cation!

    Santiago Echeverry and mother Maria Lopez

    Lowell families got creative and explored their city last week at April PLAYcation 2014. Read more

  • George Washington Birthplace National Monument

    National Safety Month at George Washington Birthplace National Monument

    Safety is essential at the park

    Congress established George Washington Birthplace National Monument, in part, to preserve a working 18th century Virginia Tidewater plantation. However..... Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Timucuan Adventure Day

    Adventure Day

    Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve held its first Timucuan Adventure Day in January 2013. Read more

  • Hampton National Historic Site

    Hampton Arts Initiative: Where History Inspires Art

    Visitors enjoying the art exhibition

    Historic photographs of Hampton inspire modern artists. Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Timucuan Preserve Student Research Grant Program

    Grant Award Winners

    The National Park Service and its official Friends Group, the Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation, awarded the first two recipients of $500 research grants from the Timucuan Preserve Student Research Grant Program. Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Kingsley Plantation Main House

    beam work

    A seemingly minor project to restore jambs and window sills evolved into the potential “saving” of one of the park’s major assets as well as provided valuable resource and interpretive information to staff and the visiting public. Read more

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