What an exciting National Park Week it was. We experienced people from across the country come together to make a difference for the national parks and programs we all love. Many of us got creative using digital resources and activities to bring the parks to their homes. What a great feeling to be able to experience the parks from virtually anywhere!
As a special bonus, this year’s National Park Week also celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
And I’m pleased to announce that our National Park Week fundraising campaign was a success. We came together and raised an incredible $285,000 on top of our matching gift offer. Special thanks to our friends at Nature Valley, who matched gifts for an additional $250,000.
Now more than ever, it’s important for all of us to support causes and communities that we care about. Whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to a cause, every act of generosity matters! If you are one of the many caring, generous people who contributed to the campaign, please accept my deepest and most sincere thanks. All of us at the National Park Foundation are grateful that so many of you share our love for America’s national parks.
Katherine Chesson Vice President, Programs and Partnerships
Hi Peter, During these troubling times, we can definitely use some good news. My colleagues Ashley Stedman and Elmira Aliakbari provide just that in a new commentary appearing in today's Calgary Sun. While some organizations have misrepresented Canada’s air quality by using flawed measurement methods, a new Fraser Institute study compares and ranks high-income countries on a wide range of measures. You can read the new commentary here or below, and be sure to share this good news with your friends and colleagues! Stay safe, Niels Niels Veldhuis | President The Fraser Institute 1770 Burrard Street, 4th Floor, Vancouver, BC V6J 3G7