For most parks, I love the natural growth– the habitat for songbirds and creatures whose world we have overtaken. But this flower bed is welcome:
Support Our Parks !
The National Park Foundation provides ways for us to support our national parks because:
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.”
The foundation serves to protect the parks we love:
The National Park Service’s mission is to “conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”
The NPF supports programs that protect, connect, and inspire us: See them here. One example is the “Leave No Trace” and “Adopt a Trail” programs for Washington’s Olympic National Park, host to a temperate rainforest. On the Leave No Trace program information page at the National Park Service,
This post is part of the 2018 Summer #WriteOut in places, parks, poetry, and doodles with #Clmooc. Learn more at CLmooc blog and National Writing Project / National Park Service WriteOut