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Celebrating National Parks

How To Support the National Parks

Celebrating National Parks season kicks off this month in a variety of ways. Here is what you need to know about the when, where and how to celebrate our National Parks, Monuments and Forests. Volunteering is the the best ways to support our National Parks. More about how to support National Parks through donating, education and gifts that support National Parks.

Key Dates to Celebrate

National Volunteer Week: April 14th to April 20th. Celebrate through volunteering with the National Park Service.

All entrance fees are waived during National Parks Week: April 20th-April 28th, 2024.

Earth Day: April 22nd. Plant a tree, pick up litter, help clean the beaches and conserve electricity. Reduce, reuse and recycle on this day and everyday.

Best Way to Support Our National Parks

Volunteering, donations and keeping our planet clean are the best ways to support our National Parks. Sharing the beauty of our land across America, and being a role model to respect the land. Please help educate others in “leave it better than you found it”. Just another example to help preserve the lands for future generations.

Gifts That Give Back

Here’s a guide on what to look for:

Eco-Friendly: Environmentally friendly, eco-conscious striving to reduce packaging and using recycled materials where possible.

Sustainable: long-lasting goods that are meant to be durable (not fast-fashion).

Partnerships: Brands that partner by giving back a portion of their proceeds from sales to foundations and organizations.

Fair Trade: Brands that support developing countries by offering a fair price in exchange for their goods. Usually implies ethical sourcing.

Recycled Materials: materials such as plastics can be used in beanies and other products.

WhereGalsWander‘s online shop, Wander Together Outfitters, makes an effort to source goods that give back. Many products donate proceeds from sales to National Parks; Women’s Programs in the Outdoors; Mental Health and USFS.


Gifts That Support National Parks, Forests & Wildfire Education


Recycled Materials


Fair Trade Items


Supports Non-Profits & Charities


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Celebrating National Park Birthdays


YellowstoneMarch 1,1872
SequoiaSeptember 25, 1890
YosemiteOctober 31, 1890
Mount RainierMarch 2,1899
Crater LakeMay 22, 1902
Wind CaveJanuary 9, 1903
Mesa VerdeJune 29, 1906
GlacierMay 11, 1910
Rocky MountainJanuary 26, 1915
HaleakalaAugust 1, 1916
Hawaii VolcanoesAugust 1, 1916
Lassen VolcanicAugust 9, 1916
DenaliFebruary 26, 1917
AcadiaFebruary 26, 1919
Grand CanyonFebruary 26, 1919
ZionNovember 19, 1919
Hot SpringsMarch 4, 1921
Bryce Canyon September 15, 1928
Grand TetonFebruary 26, 1929
Carlsbad CavernsMay 14, 1930
Great Smoky MountainsJune 15, 1934
ShenandoahDecember 26, 1935
OlympicJune 29, 1938
Kings CanyonMarch 4, 1940
Isle RoyaleApril 3, 1940
Mammoth CaveJuly 1, 1941
Big BendJune 12, 1944
EvergladesDecember 6, 1947
Virgin IslandsAugust 2, 1956
Petrified ForestDecember 9, 1962
CanyonlandsSeptember 12, 1964
North CascadesOctober 2, 1968
RedwoodOctober 2, 1968
ArchesNovember 12, 1971
Capitol ReefDecember 18, 1971
Guadalupe MountainsSeptember 30, 1972
VoyageursApril 8, 1975
BadlandsNovember 10, 1978
Theodore RooseveltNovember 10, 1978
Channel IslandsMarch 5, 1980
BiscayneJune 28, 1980
Gates of the ArcticDecember 2, 1980
Glacier BayDecember 2, 1980
KatmaiDecember 2, 1980
Kenai FjordsDecember 2, 1980
Kobuk ValleyDecember 2, 1980
Lake ClarkDecember 2, 1980
Wrangell-St. EliasDecember 2, 1980
Great BasinOctober 27, 1986
Dry TortugasOctober 26, 1992
American SamoaJanuary 1, 1993
SaguaroOctober 14, 1994
Death ValleyOctober 31, 1994
Joshua TreeOctober 31, 1994
Black Canyon of the GunnisonOctober 21, 1999
Cuyahoga ValleyOctober 11, 2000
CongareeNovember 10, 2003
Great Sand DunesSeptember 13, 2004
PinnaclesJanuary 10, 2013
Gateway ArchFebruary 22, 2018
Indiana DunesFebruary 15, 2019
White SandsDecember 20, 2019
New River GorgeDecember 27, 2020


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