Eastern National is a non-profit organization that provides quality educational products and services to America’s national parks and other public trusts.
Eastern National (EN) functions as a part of the interpretive arm of the National Park Service, a business that acquires or produces and sells materials to enhance the enjoyment of park visitors, and a philanthropic organization that disperses its net income to the NPS for its diverse interpretive and educational programs.
Eastern National operates bookstores at three visitor centers at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and also conducts sales by phone, mail, and website, "America's National Park On-line Bookstore."
All purchases benefit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The Superior Wildlands interagency annual newspaper receives major funding through the generosity of Eastern National. EN also provides support for special park events.
Serving the Visitors to America's National Parks
Did You Know?
Several species of plants in the Buttercup Family are aquatic, growing underwater in lakes and ponds. A few are even amphibious, meaning that a single plant lives partly on sand along a shoreline and partly submerged. Such plants have runners, like a strawberry plant, and grow roots along the runners. The submerged leaves appear quite different from the ones growing in air.