A Call to Action: Success Stories

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it wasn't about cakes and candles — it was about preparing the NPS to take on the challenges of our second century. A Call to Action was our blueprint to get us there. Every partner, program, and park played a dynamic role in realizing that vision. The stories below are examples of that work, and a final report on the centennial summarizes the success of this collaboration.

Search for Success Stories

By Action Item

By Location

By Year Accomplished

By Action Theme

By Park/Program

By Keyword

Showing Results 541- 560 of 1079

  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

    Journey through Waterways and Walkways to Wellness at Glen Canyon National Recreation

    Active Trails participants were inspired by Glen Canyon National Recreation Area landscapes.

    Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and partners recently wrapped up a National Park Foundation Active Trails grant funded program focused on improving overall community wellness by connecting local Native American youth and adults to their National Recreation Area through engagement in land and water based outdoor recreation activities. Read more

  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield

    Fort Donelson Completes Ethnographic Study of Area

    A unique study of the land and the people who used the land and called it home.

    Working with contractors, SER staff, park staff, and local community members, in 2013 the park completed an Ethnographic Overview and Assessment of the area, including the boundaries of Fort Donelson NB, anticipated new lands, and lands and communities around the park, including our satellite site, Fort Heiman, in Kentucky. Read more

  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

    Celebrating President and Mrs. Carter and Their Contribution to the National Park Ser

    Hubbard Glacier in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

    On December 2, 2013, the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, Georgia, celebrated the anniversary of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). President Jimmy Carter signed the act (ANILCA) to protect over 100 million acres of federal lands in Alaska, doubling the size of the national park and refuge system and tripling the amount of land designated as wilderness. Read more

  • Cabrillo National Monument

    Tidepool Monitoring Fosters Discovery and Stewardship

    Volunteers Elise Watson and Mario Diaz measure algal turf along a line transect at Cabrillo NM

    Beyond learning about rocky intertidal habitats, Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Program volunteers come away knowing they have contributed to the stewardship of their coastline. The data they collect helps scientists and park managers understand how to better protect the health of rocky intertidal communities. Read more

  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    Andersonville Connects To Its Civil Rights Past

    Park ranger and men stand in an open field area behind a stone monument labeled

    Inspired by researching the January 1, 1869 Emancipation Day service at Andersonville National Cemetery, park staff have made significant strides toward better interpreting African American history at the prison site and national cemetery. Read more

  • Chesapeake Bay

    Chesapeake Youth Corps and Universal Access

    Five Chesapeake Youth Corps participants pose in front of the new universally accessible boat launch they helped build.

    The list of accomplishments for partners in the NPS-led Chesapeake Youth Corps has grown in 2013, and includes installation of a universally accessible kayak launch at Bladensburg Waterfront Park on the Anacostia River in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Read more

  • Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

    Star-Spangled Banner Trail Stewards Blaze The Way

    New Star-Spangled Banner Trail Stewards take the flag to Patterson Park in Baltimore City

    5th graders in Baltimore, Maryland blazed the way as the first Trail Stewards on the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Read more

  • Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

    Building the John Smith Trail on the James River

    Chickahominy River pier on the John Smith Trail

    Many state and local partners and non-profit organizations are working with NPS to give visitors access to the beauty of Chesapeake waters and landscapes along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Christmas Down River Traditions Continue

    Choir Photo

    Park hosts annual Christmas Down River events at Oakland and Magnolia plantations. Read more

  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    Online Games Bring Parks to the People

    A screenshot capturing one of GGNRA’s new online interactive games.

    Golden Gate National Recreation Area released two new web-based games that bring the park experience to the people. Children learn about their local national park unit from their homes and classrooms and develop the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for becoming the world’s next generation of park stewards. Read more

  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    Historic Restaurant Serves Up Sustainability

    The demonstration wind turbine in operation alongside the Cliff House and its adjacent gift shop.

    This famous park concessioner’s dedication to health and sustainability is reflected in both its menu and operations. Read more

  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    High School Students Get out in the Park

    Galileo High School students wade in the water near Crissy Field as part of an AP Environmental Science course.

    AP Environmental Science students from the Galileo Academy of Science and Technology use their local national park unit as a living laboratory. Read more

  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    Educator Training Event Promotes Diversity in Parks

    Animated park educators develop action and implementation plans together.

    With help from a National Park Foundation grant, Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) has developed a week-long multicultural training program for fellow California-based national park educators and interpreters. Read more

  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    Collaborative Partner Programming Extends Educational Reach

    NatureBridge program participants compare a seal to a sea lion at the The Marine Mammal Center.

    Park partners The Marine Mammal Center and NatureBridge combine forces to extend their educational reach. Read more

  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    There’s No Place like Home Away

    A group of Home Away program participants enjoying nearby Rodeo Beach.

    Park partner, A Home Away From Homelessness, provides underserved youth with a meaningful park experience. Read more

  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield

    Boy Scouts Dig Archaeology

    Boy Scouts and a Park Ranger looking for artifacts

    The park now offers a program for Boy Scouts which allows them to complete the Archaeology Merit Badge. This year it was advertised locally with 106 people participating over 6 days. Read more

  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield

    Teachers, Look What We Have For You!

    Children on a school field trip inside Fort Necessity

    Using the new National Park Service education portal website teachers can view what Fort Necessity has to offer. Posted on the website are 25 lesson plans, 5 field trips, a WebRangers program and teacher development opportunities. Read more

  • Friendship Hill National Historic Site

    Albert Gallatin enters the 21st century

    Website featuring Albert Gallatin

    Albert Gallatin is not very well known, however his contributions to the young United States were huge. Through the new National Park Service education portal teachers can now learn about and teach their students about the accomplishments of this incredible man. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Park Throws Birthday Party for French Philosoper

    Group Photo

    Park hosts party and displays rare books in honor of Denis Diderot. Read more

  • Richmond National Battlefield Park

    Richmond NBP employs innovative tools to manage a 290-year-old house

    Park service employee working on bricks framing a historic window

    Using innovative tools and expert staff, Richmond National Battlefield Park is preserving and stabilizing the early 18th-century Shelton House on the Totopotomoy Creek battlefield. Read more

1 of 54