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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  • Fire Island National Seashore

    Fire Island National Seashore Collaborates with Communities for Spring Clean-Up

    A group of volunteers gather for a safety briefing before the community cleanup.

    More than 70 volunteers gathered for a community clean-up and cleared over 10,000 pounds of debris from Fire Island National Seashore. Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Junior Rangers Find Their Park at the Ballpark

    superintendent swearing in group of junior rangers with their hands raised in front of a baseball scoreboard

    The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve brought the Find Your Park campaign to the baseball grounds to encourage locals to help celebrate the centennial. Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Kids Event “Explore the Outdoors” with WJCT & PBS

    Curious George (in costume) hugs a child at Fort Caroline

    The Preserve partnered with WJCT, Jacksonville’s local Public Broadcast Station, to hold a special event to kick off National Park Week. Read more

  • Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park

    Environmental Sustainability at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP

    Environmental leadership and sustainability are important aspects of the park's mission.

    The park’s Facility Management Division has been making significant capital investments for the design and implementation of new “green” technologies and has taken many initiatives to reduce the park’s environmental footprint. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP is well on its way to becoming what professor and author John Elder called a “new kind of park” with an entirely “new environmental paradigm”. Read more

  • Governors Island National Monument

    Getting Ready For Opening Day with Community Volunteers

    Spring cleaning at Castle Williams in preparation for tours to begin on Memorial Day weekend.

    Winding down the first week of warm sun and breeze over the green landscape of Governors Island, Thursday was a perfect day to visit... In preparation for the public access season, the park received some big help from employees of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York who came out on the 10 o’clock ferry. Read more

  • 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

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