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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  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Eisenhower Exhibits at Harrisburg International Airport

    One of President Eisenhower's tractors is now on display at Harrisburg International Airport.

    More than a million annual travelers who pass through Harrisburg International Airport are seeing artifacts and promotional displays for Eisenhower National Historic Site, thanks to a new collaboration between the National Park Service and Harrisburg airport officials. Read more

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Art Exhibit: With Brush, Mold, Chisel and Pen: Reflections on Civil War Art

    Two paintings in the

    Gettysburg’s first exhibit of artwork focusing on Gettysburg and the American Civil War opened June 29. It features some of the most celebrated artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries – including several who served in the Civil War. Read more

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    75 Acres Preserved at Gettysburg’s George Bishop Farm

    Park staff pose for a picture at the historic George Bishop farm.

    In August, the park received a donation of 75 acres including the historic George Bishop farm - one of the largest remaining unprotected Civil War farms at Gettysburg. Read more

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Tip

    Little Round Top

    NPS staff and contractors refined efforts over the past 30 days to develop feasible site improvements to Little Round Top. Read more

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Cemetery Ridge Rehabilitation

    Ongoing construction at the Cemetery Ridge Rehabilitation project

    The project will bring back battle era features at the center of the Union army's battle line on Cemetery Ridge, including Ziegler's grove, Ziegler's ravine, and commemorative features such as the Hancock Avenue gate and commemorative walkways. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    7th Annual Cane River Music Festival

    The LaCour Trio entertains the crowd.

    The park hosted the 7th annual Cane River Music Festival on May 14 at Oakland Plantation. Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Timucuan Preserve engages CISV International Volunteers in Microplastics Survey

    young researchers gathering sand

    International volunteers, in a unique partnership between the park, the Northeast Florida State Aquatic Preserve, and the St. John’s Riverkeeper collected water and sediment samples and process them for microplastics. Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Jacksonville Children’s Chorus singing the Children’s Earth Anthem

    film crew posing children in red shirts

    The Timucuan Preserve premieres the Children's Earth Anthem with the Jacksonville Children's Chorus. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    "Freedom is Coming" Concert

    Musicians perform in Asbury United Methodist Church

    Cane River Creole NHP and New Orleans Jazz NHP partnered to host the 3rd annual "Freedom is Coming" concert. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Junior Ranger Jam Session

    Boy playing cigar box guitar.

    Kids built cigar box guitars and had a harmonica workshop with blues man Ed Huey at Junior Ranger Day. Read more

  • Capitol Reef National Park

    Capitol Reef National Park Celebrates A Class Act with Loa Elementary 5th Graders

    Students, Rangers and Educators Celebrate at the Historic Fruita Schoolhouse in Capitol Reef National Park

    Capitol Reef National Park Rangers, Loa Elementary Fifth Graders, and the Wayne School Superintendent all gathered on the morning of Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Fruita Historic Schoolhouse to celebrate momentous occasions – the graduation of Fifth Grade students from Loa Elementary School, the retirement of the Wayne School District Superintendent, and the Centennial of the National Park Service. Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Timucuan Parks Foundation Invests in New Face for Fort Caroline National Memorial

    park staff and partners cutting the ribbon on a Fort Caroline entrance sign

    In observance of our centennial, we thank our friends group, Timucuan Parks Foundation, for funding our new park sign, a place for future generations to mark their first visit to Fort Caroline and the gateway to the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Freedom Stories on Cane River

    Students share their thoughts on what freedom means to them.

    The park hosted its forth annual Juneteenth celebration at Oakland Plantation for over 60 students from the Boys & Girls Club. Read more

  • Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science Directorate

    The National Park Service and Google Cultural Institute Go Digital Together!

    Items in the NPS Museum Collection

    The National Park Service and the Google Cultural Institute have worked together to provide digital access to the NPS's culturally diverse museum collections. Read more

  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park

    Kids Find Their Park in Their Backyard

    Kids Kollege Scholars pose in front of the Chaco Culture entrance sign with Park Rangers.

    The Kids Kollege summer program for San Juan County has grown exponentially since its creation in 2013 and has introduced local children to the National Parks in their backyards. Read more

  • Independence National Historical Park

    Speak Out! Teen Leadership Camp

    Park Ranger with teens and Thomas Jefferson pose for a picture.

    Speak Out! Teen leadership camp is an exciting new collaboration between the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA "Y Achievers" program and the National Park Service. Held in the park from August 1 through August 5, this program introduced 20 teens to the causes and leaders woven throughout the park’s stories and sites. These stories and site visits served to inspire the teens as they thought about ways to improve their own communities. Read more

  • Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park

    Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP Talks About the Changing Face of the Outdoors

    Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP talks about the changing face of the outdoors

    On August 4, 2016, the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park partnered with the Billings Farm & Museum to screen the 2013 film An American Ascent which documents Expedition Denali, the first African-American expedition to attempt a summit of Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley), North America's highest peak. While the film showcases the mountaineering and adventure, the theme of the film is about shedding light on the complexity of diversity in outdoor recreation. Read more

  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

    Rafting, Laughing and Learning

    A group of people stand facing the camera near the edge of a cliff

    O.A.R.S. and the Glen Canyon Natural History Association recently funded a 6-day, 112-mile rafting trip down the Colorado River for 17 students from Page High School (AZ). The trip provided many opportunities for the youth to connect to their national parks through outdoor recreation activities, natural resource education, and contributions to citizen science efforts. Read more

  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

    Evaluating Water and Sediment Contamination and Accumulation in Biota

    People in lifejackets on a metal boat marked

    The National Park Service and US Geological Survey work together in researching the different types of contaminants that may arrive at Lake Powell, and how to address them. Being a remote location, it is not known if contaminants are as much of a problem as some other areas. Read more

  • Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

    Pawtucket Red Sox and Park Rangers!

    3 Park Rangers smiling as they prepare to go run on the baseball field

    On Sunday July 31, the Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox) invited the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Baseball has a long connection to the Blackstone Valley story, as many of the mills here sponsored baseball teams in the Industrial League. Read more

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