Celebrating 40 Years
Join Us In Commemorating Four Decades of Preserving Parks and Inspiring Future Park Stewards
1983 - 2023Explore Our Interactive Timeline and Read Our Story Read Our 2022 Annual Impact Report
How We Create Park Stewards
Connecting People to Parks, the Outdoors, and One Another
We work every day to introduce youth, college communities, and families to parks where they can be inspired to become America's most diverse generation of park stewards.Discover How We Are Getting College Campuses Connected to Parks and the Outdoors Learn About How Our Youth & Family Programs Increase Access and Awareness of Parks and Outdoor Places
How We Preserve Parks
Protecting Land Ensuring Futures
We help preserve our nation's natural and cultural resources while promoting public parks, lands, and waters as spaces that are welcoming and accessible to all.Learn About Our Park Preservation Five Years Ago, We Helped Complete Washita Battlefield National Historic Site in Oklahoma - Read More!
Updates from the Park Trust
Military Families From DC Metro Area Spend a Day Fishing and Kayaking Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary
On Saturday, June 3rd, National Park Trust partnered with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, NOAA Fisheries, and NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries to engage military-connected families from the Washington DC metro area for a day of fishing and kayaking at Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary.
Families From Key Largo Spend a Day Discovering and Fishing Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
On Saturday, May 20th, National Park Trust partnered with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, NOAA Fisheries, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, and NOAA Ocean Guardian Schools to engage students from Key Largo, FL for a day of fishing at Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
National Park Trust and National Park Service Announce 2023 Challenge Cost Share Awards
National Park Trust, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), announced today $375,1000 to fund 18 education and outdoor recreation projects through the 2023 NPS Challenge Cost Share Program.
Maryland Elementary School Educator Receives 2023 National Award for Outstanding Environmental Stewardship
National Park Trust is pleased to announce that Raul Toscana, a 4th-grade teacher at Gaithersburg Elementary in Montgomery County, Maryland, has been awarded the 2023 National Educator Award for Outstanding Environmental Stewardship.
It was heartwarming to know that we helped create a positive outdoor experience for our peers.
- Kolbi Holston, Howard University College AmbassadorLearn about our College Ambassador Program
The success of this project is a testament to the incredible importance of the Park Trust’s mission and the dedication of your staff.
- Chris Loudenslager, Superintendent, North Country National Scenic TrailRead More About Our Work At The North Country National Scenic Trail
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Value of lands protected/donated to the National Park Service since 1983Learn about how the Park Trust added the last missing piece to Fort Washington Park in Maryland View land projects by state
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