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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  • Lowell National Historical Park

    Volunteers march for parks in Lexington

    Patriots' Day in Lexington with Lowell and Minute Man NHP

    Volunteers from Lowell National Historical Park joined marchers from Minute Man National Historical Park for the annual Patriots' Day Parade in Lexington, Massachusetts. Read more

  • Fort Stanwix National Monument

    Fort Stanwix Celebrates Art in the Park with Official Unveiling

    Donors and descendants of Peter Gansevoort and artist Cuyler Ten Eyck.

    Fort Stanwix National Monument unveiled several new art pieces with a successful Art in the Park event as the kickoff to National Park Week. Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Timucuan Preserve and Mayport Ferry Ambassador Partnership

    ranger and ferry board member shaking hands

    The formal partnership with the Ambassadors will enable their volunteers to all become NPS volunteers and are able to promote the natural, historic and scenic sites within the Timucuan Preserve as they interact with passengers riding the ferry through the Timucuan Preserve. Read more

  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area

    NPS Supports Alternative Spring Break

    Alternative Spring Break

    Twelve college students joined Lake Mead National Recreation Area rangers and Friends of Nevada Wilderness for the sixth annual Alternative Spring Break. Read more

  • Saguaro National Park

    2016 Citizen Science Interns

    Group of Citizen Science interns

    Saguaro National Park has teamed up with the local community who serve as Citizen Scientist for the Centennial Saguaro Survey of 2015-2016. Read more

  • Manhattan Project National Historical Park

    Manhattan Project NHP Celebrates National Girl Scout Day

    Girl Scouts participating in National Girl Scout Day

    On Saturday, March 12, over 350 visitors celebrated National Girl Scout Day at Manhattan Project National Historical Park, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The celebration marked the 104th anniversary of the girl scouts. The girl scouts have a rich history in Oak Ridge as the town’s first youth organization, established in 1943, by Elsie Novy, to help students feel at home in “the City Behind a Fence,” during the Manhattan Project. Read more

  • Olympic National Park

    Olympic Workplace Enrichment Advisory Council Tackles Issues of Employee Satisfaction

    OWEAC members sit at a table.

    In 2014 Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum chartered the Olympic Workplace Enrichment Advisory Council to to address issues of workforce enrichment and engagement so that all employees feel valued, well informed, motivated, and fulfilled in their work environment. Read more

  • Olympic National Park

    Bark Ranger Program Invites Community To Get Healthy In The Park With Their Pets

    A ranger with two visitors and their dogs.

    Bark Ranger program developed as a community outreach strategy and method for positive enforcement of pet policy in the park. Read more

  • Olympic National Park

    Marine Ambassadors Program Prepares High School Students For Natural Resource Careers

    Students look for micro debris on the beach.

    Since 2013, Olympic National Park has partnered with the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center to offer natural resource career development for local high school students in Forks and Port Angeles through the Marine Ambassador program. Read more

  • Saguaro National Park

    2016 Tucson Festival of Books Opportunities to "Find Your Park"

    Visitor pinning her favorite park on a map of national parks nationwide

    On March 12 and 13, 2016 local residents and visitors were encouraged to "Find Your Park" at the Festival of Books on the University of Arizona Mall. Saguaro National Park was one of 20 of other national parks across the west in the National Parks Experience pavilion sponsored by Western National Parks Association. Read more

  • Saguaro National Park

    Centennial Celebrations at Saguaro National Park

    Saguaro National Park mascot Sunny the Saguaro and NPS Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica

    Saguaro National Park hosted special events in March 2016 celebrating our 83rd Birthday and the NPS Centennial. Read more

  • Saguaro National Park

    Saguaro National Park at the Philadelphia Flower Show

    Ranger Carolyn and the saguaro cactus display at the Philadelphia Flower Show

    Saguaro National Park was chosen as one of 16 National Park Sites to have displays created in honor of the NPS Centennial. Saguaro staff provided photos and videos for reference to the artists. Ranger Carolyn, one of our Next Generation Ranger Corps interns traveled to Philadelphia in order to represent Saguaro National Park and talk about Centennial Citizen Science programs. Read more

  • Independence National Historical Park

    Deputy Director Peggy O’Dell Celebrates “International Women’s Day” at PA Flower Show

    Two National Park Service park rangers on stage looking at large screen with park ranger on video call

    On Tuesday, March 8th, Deputy Director Peggy O’Dell joined other rangers at the Philadelphia Flower Show to celebrate “International Women’s Day.” NPS programs during the day highlighted women’s history and included a panel discussion with Deputy Director O’Dell, Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park Ranger Betty Reid Soskin, and First State National Historical Park Ranger Lorin Felter. Read more

  • Saguaro National Park

    Citizen scientists participate in Saguaro NP’s Centennial Saguaro Survey

    Volunteers measure the height of a young saguaro during the Centennial Saguaro Survey.

    In celebration of the NPS Centennial, Saguaro National Park recently completed a successful citizen science program monitoring long-term saguaro plots called the Centennial Saguaro Survey. Over 475 volunteers from all over the United States contributed over 3000 hours of service to gather information about the ever changing cactus forest. Read more

  • Saguaro National Park

    Celebrating 100 years of National Parks and 83 years of Saguaro Science

    Centennial Saguaro

    In 2016 Saguaro National Park celebrated its 83rd birthday with the National Park Service! This photo is a composite of our Centennial Saguaro as it has grown over the years. Just like our Centennial Saguaro, the park has become an iconic staple of the southwest, branching it's arms out to connect with local communities while stabilizing our cultural roots. Read more

  • Saguaro National Park

    NPS Celebrates Centennial Year with the Tucson community at the Rodeo Parade

    NPS staff from Southern Arizona marched in the annual Fiesta de Los Vaqueros

    Park Staff from Saguaro National Park, Tumacácori National Historical Park, Coronado National Memorial, Montezuma Castle National Monument and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument marched in the annual Fiesta de Los Vaqueros! Many people loved Jasmine, the Saguaro Centennial Donkey who walked with us as our equine unit. We are excited to celebrate our Centennial Year with the Tucson community and urge everyone to come #FindYourPark! Read more

  • Saguaro National Park

    Honoring 100 Years of the National Park Service-Textile Style

    A collage of the centennial quilt collection

    Saguaro National Park displayed 13 art quilts created to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service during February at the Arizona State Museum, on the University of Arizona campus. The quilts were created by Fiber Works, a group of textile artists from the Lincoln-Omaha, Nebraska area. Fabric artist, Peg Pennel created one of the 13 quilts using Saguaro National Park as her inspiration. Read more

  • Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate

    Protecting and Restoring Park Waters

    Collage of lifeforms that live near the Elwha River

    Projects are underway in parks throughout the country to improve water quality and aquatic habitat. Find out if there's one going on near you! Read more

  • Park Pass Art Contest for Fourth Graders

    Boy with red hair and a blue shirt holding artwork

    The five National Parks in Western Pennsylvania held an art contest to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service and to encourage students to Find Their Park. The parks’ invited fourth graders from the counties in which the parks are located to participate. Entries were as diverse as parks themselves and none of the students found their park in quite the same way, showing how fun it can be to Find Your Park. Read more

  • Park Pass Art Contest for Fourth Graders

    Boy with red hair and a blue shirt holding artwork

    The five National Parks in Western Pennsylvania held an art contest to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service and to encourage students to Find Their Park. The parks’ invited fourth graders from the counties in which the parks are located to participate. Entries were as diverse as parks themselves and none of the students found their park in quite the same way, showing how fun it can be to Find Your Park. Read more

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