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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  • Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

    Morgan Stanley Volunteers make Fort McHenry beautiful

    Morgan Stanley volunteers in Fort McHenry

    Forty-three volunteers from the Baltimore office of Morgan Stanley invested their time and talent to make Fort McHenry a better park. on Tuesday, June 24, they worked for over 100 hours, weeding and mulching the landscape around the Visitor and Education Center. Read more

  • National Park of American Samoa

    Samoan Students Enjoy First-Time Experiences in the National Park

    Siliaga Elementary School students and Park Ranger Pua Tuaua

    Nearly 800 Samoan students enjoyed field trips to the National Park of American Samoa through the National Park Foundation's "Ticket to Ride" grant program. For most of these students, it was their first visit to a national park. Read more

  • Catoctin Mountain Park

    Catoctin Mountain Artist-in-Residence Program

    Photo of local students who came to Catoctin Mountain Park for an educational class with Artist-in-Residence Shannon Durbin in September 2013.

    Catoctin Mountain Park partnered with the Catoctin Forest Alliance to manage the Catoctin Mountain Artist in Residence program, which has expanded to include Cunningham Falls State Park, the local high school and the Thurmont Regional Library. Catoctin Mountain Artists-in-Residence have conducted educational seminars and classes in the arts in Catoctin Mountain Park, in local public schools and the local library. Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Skype a Ranger

    park ranger on screen

    Video chat applications such as Skype and Facetime bring rangers into classrooms for programs, virtual tours, and/or questions and answer sessions. Read more

  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

    Why They "Like" Us

    HAVO Facebook page

    Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s Facebook page reaches a diverse community of more than 35,000 “virtual visitors.” In early 2014, the park formed a multi-disciplinary social media team so content would continue to be fresh and informative, and as diverse as our Facebook ‘ohana (family). Our goal was to put the “social” into our social media strategy, by letting each program have a voice on what they feel is important for visitors to know about the park. Read more

  • Hampton National Historic Site

    Partnership, Preservation, and Education

    Summer Gardener Meghan Paige at work

    Funded by a grant from the Federated Garden Clubs of America, a college student majoring in Historic Preservation and Art History is getting a hands-on education in preserving cultural landscapes. Read more

  • Santa Fe National Historic Trail

    Bent's New Fort: A Vital Link

    Three people stand in front of a wayside exhibit surrounded by fall grass, with a bridge and the Arkansas River.

    On October 19th, 2013, over 100 guests attended the dedication of Bent’s New Fort, about eight miles west of Lamar, Colorado. The dedication included five new exhibits and a new trail. Bent’s New Fort links the story of southeastern Colorado—from the development of the Santa Fe Trail, to the occupation of Bent’s Old Fort, the construction of Fort Wise, and the massacre at Sand Creek in 1864. Read more

  • Lowell National Historical Park

    Lowell National Historical Park recogonizes historic and cultural preservation.

    Angkor Dance Troupe members and Phoustia Huy

    Lowell National Historical Park held its annual reception jointly with the Lowell Heritage Partnership on Thursday, May 15th. May is a fitting time to recognize historic and cultural preservation, where it is also “National Preservation Month.” The event was the kick off to “Doors Open Lowell,” Lowell’s thirteenth annual celebration of the preserved, built historic environment. Read more

  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

    Youth Leadership Academy Challenges Today's Youth to Become Tomorrow's Leaders

    Youth Leadership Academy sits in a sharing circle on a wooden floor as sunlight streams in.

    The Youth Leadership Academy is a multi-year program for high school students in the Greater New Bedford area. The program focuses on developing leadership skills, preparing students for college and entering the workforce, and building community and national pride by engaging other youth in the celebration of the NPS Centennial in 2016. Read more

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

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