With the support of park Friends Groups, we enrich the park experience for more that 275 million visitors every year and enhance our care of more than 400 national parks. Meet some of our Friends:
The Mississippi River Fund
and Mississippi River National Recreation Area are developing a wilderness canoe program to introduce urban kids and their families to the national park in their backyard.
Friends of Homestead
, partner of Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska, is collecting family histories from the descendents of Homesteaders in preparation for the 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act in 2012.
The Friends of Big Bend National Park
is supporting the Texas park's popular Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program, offering a stipend for a teacher to become a uniformed ranger for eight weeks in summer of 2010.