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

    Lowell NHP & Mill City Grows partner for Latino Conservation Week.

    Salsa and Sustainability

    Lowell National Historical Park teams up with Mill City Grows for Salsa and Sustainability during Latino Conservation Week. Read more

  • Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

    Access Granted: NPS, Library of Congress, and The Papers of Martin Van Buren

    The Modern Colossus.  A political cartoon from 1848.

    On July 19 just steps away from the 19th-century law office of Martin Van Buren in Hudson, New York, Martin Van Buren NHS hosted a public gathering to explore the way that access to the papers of the 8th President is undergoing revolutionary change at a time when the history of Van Buren’s role in the establishment of the two-party system could not be more relevant. Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Helping Jacksonville Kids Grow

    cotton plant in foreground with ranger speaking to kids behind the green plants

    In an effort to reach out to the community and respond to local needs the Timucuan Preserve has developed a relationship with Sustainable Springfield, a local non-profit. Read more

  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    Every Kid in Park Youth Climate Change Program at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Several students kneel in a grassy marsh with a wooden measuring stick.

    May 17-19, 2016. A three day youth climate change program at Cape Cod National Seashore ended with 97 students energized and inspired to return to their homes, schools, and communities to take action to reduce their carbon footprints and educate others to do the same. Read more

  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

    Shuttling to Sagamore Hill

    Visitors walk along the path near the free weekend shuttle to Sagamore Hill. NPS/Clayton Hanson

    This summer, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site is partnering with local community organizations to provide a free shuttle connecting people to parks. On weekends from mid-June until Labor Day, vans are traveling to and from Theodore Roosevelt's home on Long Island, nearby Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) stations, and downtown Oyster Bay. This service is made possible through the generous support of the Life Enrichment Center and The WaterFront Center, both in Oyster Bay. Read more

  • Fire Island National Seashore

    Fire Island Shares Park Science at 10th Biennial Science Conference

    Audience watches presentation at science conference.

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  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

    Sagamore Hill Hosts "Music to Celebrate 100 Years"

    Young musicians singing

    On Sunday, June 26th , Sagamore Hill National Historic Site hosted the free concert “Music to Celebrate 100 Years,” as part of the fifth annual Oyster Bay Music Festival and in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. Read more

  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

    Hokule'a Visited New Bedford & We Loved It!

    Hokule'a voyaging canoe preparing to dock in New Bedford.

    On July 5 - 8 at Coast Guard Park, south side of State Pier, visitors had the opportunity to meet the crew and view a traditional Hawaiian double-hulled voyage canoe, Hokule'a, as it made a historic visit to New Bedford. Read more

  • Roger Williams National Memorial

    Wayside Signs Revealed at Roger Williams National Memorial

    Rangers standing next to brand new wayside at the park

    After a process of more than two years, Roger Williams National Memorial has installed 10 new waysides, providing a clear and insightful look into Roger Williams and his ideas of liberty of conscience and religious freedom for the visiting public. Read more

  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod NS - Spreading Wings at Highlands Fest

    AmeriCorps members painting the bird migration mural

    On June 25, 2016 Cape Cod National Seashore hosted their 11th annual Highlands Fest at the former North Truro Air Force Station. This year’s “Spreading Wings” theme was inspired by the Highlands Center’s location atop dramatic sea cliffs and vital stop for birds traveling the Atlantic Flyway. Read more

  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Art on the Rocks - Centennial Edition


    Staff at Craters of the Moon have partnered with the Sun Valley Center for the Arts to provide a special art exhibit in two places. Specially commissioned sculptures are on display at the park and a multi-artist show is on display at the Sun Valley Center. Read more

  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Celebrating the International Migratory Bird Act with Citizen Science

    (L-R, clockwise from top left) Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Fire Island National Seashore, and Sandy Hook, NJ.

    Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the International Migratory Bird Act, four schools from New York City, Long Island and New Jersey, participated in our first citizen science bird behavior study: "Day in the life of our feathered friends." Read more

  • Fire Island National Seashore

    Fire Island National Seashore Responds to Non-Native Forest Pest

    A sawyer wearing protective equipment fells a pine tree.

    The National Park Service implemented suppression efforts in 2015 and 2016 to protect maritime forests throughout Fire Island National Seashore from infestations of the southern pine beetle, a non-native forest pest. Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Film at the Fort – Co-sponsored by City of Jacksonville and the NPS

    movie in the background with a park ranger in the foreground

    A special “Movie Night” was held at Fort Caroline National Memorial. Partnering with the City of Jacksonville’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens the staff of the Timucuan Preserve held this first-time event. Read more

  • Minute Man National Historical Park

    The Wayside: Home of Authors reopens.

    The Wayside reopens

    June 25th, 2016 was a day of celebration as The Wayside: Home of Authors reopened after a three year restoration. Read more

  • Lowell National Historical Park

    Lowell High School choir sings the Children’s Earth Anthem Loud & Strong.

    Lowell High School Choir outside Lowell National Historical Park Headquarters

    Lowell High School Choir sing the Children's Earth Anthem outside Lowell National Historical Park Headquarters. Read more

  • Fort Scott National Historic Site

    Fort Scott NHS’s Adopted 5th Grade Class Completes Three Years of Activities

    A NPS Park Ranger stands at the podium with a group of students looking toward him

    They saw Theodore Roosevelt! They witnessed nearly 100 people from diverse countries becoming new citizens of the United States! They voted in elections and participated in a courtroom trial! And they visited the Kansas state capitol building, spent time in the governor’s office, became fugitives on the Underground Railroad, and learned about segregation at Brown vs. Board National Historic Site! Read more

  • Fort Scott National Historic Site

    NPS Areas in the Region help provide a Successful Centennial Event at Fort Scott NHS

    Woman in period costume with bonnet demonstrates a 19th century toy to visitors

    The NPS Centennial was the theme of this year's Good Ol' Days activities on Saturday, June 4 at Fort Scott National Historic Site. Seven NPS sites from the Midwest Region sent representatives to the event. Read more

  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area

    Lake Mead, Tule Springs Connect with Hundreds of Thousands during National Park Week

    Junior Ranger Day

    Hundreds of thousands of people helped Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument celebrate National Park Week April 16-24. The parks held traditional events along with a few out-of-the-box virtual experiences in order to reach such a wide and diverse audience. Read more

  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

    Success with BIERSTADT Nature & National Identity Exhibit!

    Image of park staff at the Bierstadt Exhibit

    On Friday June 3rd the staff of New Beford Whaling National Historical Park joined the New Bedford Art Muesum/Artworks!, the City of New Bedford, and other partner organizations for the grand opening of the Centennial exhibit titled: BIERSTADT Nature & National Identity. Read more

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