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Sustainable Action Network (SAN) is back in Action This Week!

More than 22,000 national park rangers and employees care for national parks across the country, many of which are in our own backyards.

We recognize their tireless efforts during this unprecedented time to keep the parks we love ready for all of us. Check out our new video that pays tribute to these dedicated national park rangers and employees. Please join us in showing appreciation for them!

Inspire Your #RecreateResponsibly Adventures this Summer

With sunrays shining through the treetops, a woman’s magical moment amidst towering giants at California’s Redwood National and State Parks is the grand prize winner of the 2019 Share the Experience photo contest, hosted by the National Park Foundation and Booz Allen Hamilton. Check out all the incredible winning photos on our blog, then find your favorite pics and enter the special edition 2020 "Best of the Decade" Share the Experience Photo Contest for a chance to win cash and other great prizes from our partners Celestron, Hydro Flask and Historic Hotels of America. If you’re looking to make new memories, be sure to plan ahead and #RecreateResponsibly this year and well into the future!

For more than a century, our national parks have given shape to our multi-faceted and multicultural story, telling the ever-evolving story of who we are, honoring our differences and reminding us of everything we have in common. The National Park Foundation is committed to making sure our parks thrive, because national parks don’t just stand for where America has been – they inspire where we go next. Explore the National Park Foundation’s work and impact in national parks across the country.

Making the Anza Trail a More Accessible Experience

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail stretches from Arizona to the San Francisco Bay Area and connects visitors to history, culture, and outdoor recreation. A three-mile section of the trail has been transformed into an accessible exhibit, designed with features that can be enjoyed by visitors of ranging abilities in sight, mobility, hearing, and language. Learn more about the historic Anza Trail and how the National Park Foundation worked with the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind on this new accessible exhibit.

Get Your Free National Park Owner's Guides

Thinking about your next national park experience? These FREE downloadable national park Owner's Guides are filled with travel tips and helpful information. It's your one-stop resource to discover all your national parks! Download today.

Going the Distance

Whether it is experiencing Hawai'i’s unique blend of cultures on Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail along the shoreline, or walking the same path as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. along the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail, the National Trails System allows visitors to experience stories of those who forged their own path in American history. Discover what it takes to support a national trail and the power of philanthropic partnership in our recent Q&A with Luke Kloberdanz, Director of Philanthropy at Ice Age Trail Alliance.

Creative Ways to Camp at Home

Camping out doesn’t always require a rugged campground – even if you can’t get to national park, you can still enjoy some of the benefits of camping by setting up camp at home. Use our at-home camping guide for inspiration – try new s’mores combination creations, craft tent decorations, sing a campfire song or two, and even share park-inspired spooky stories. Plan a night in with your loved ones this summer and enjoy all the fireside fun of a national park campout from the comfort of your home.

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Get Inspired for Your Next National Park Adventure

With over 400 national park sites across the country, sometimes the hardest part of planning a park trip is simply choosing where to explore next. With our Find Your Park Quiz, it’s easy to find new, exciting places to discover. Just answer a few questions about what you’d like to see or do on your trip, and we’ll provide a plethora of perfect park pairings – maybe even some parks you hadn’t heard of before! Adventure awaits – just make sure you #RecreateResponsibly when you do visit a park.

A Shared Love of Parks

Like so many of our donors, Barbara Stephens and Jayne Iafrate grew up vacationing in national parks. It is no surprise that they still often consult the full list of national parks when planning their next trip together. For Barbara and Jayne, preserving national parks for generations to come is a priority, which is why they decided to include the National Park Foundation in their estate plans. Read more about Jayne and Barbara’s story on our website and learn how you too can create a legacy gift to the National Park Foundation.

This Month's Quiz

Which national park unit in Utah sits at over 10,000 feet in elevation, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view looking down into a half-mile deep geologic amphitheater?

Congratulations to last month’s winner, Leila Espinosa, from Santa Clarita, CA who knew that Badlands National Park in South Dakota has a rich tradition of fossil collecting and study, stretching all the way back to when the people of the Oglala Lakota Nation discovered fossilized bones and turtle shells. The turtle shells and seashells suggest this area was once underwater.

Candidates, General Election, The Senate, The House, Voters Suppression, Voters Rights, Gerrymandering & Making Sure of a Fair Vote in 2020!

Nancy Pelosi & Jimmy Carter are joining the call for a National Vote by Mail Option...

Nancy Pelosi said that she’s sprinting to pass a National Vote by Mail Option, “Voting by mail is central to this in any event, but at the time of the coronavirus, very essential.”

Donald Trump hates Vote by Mail. He HATES the Postal Service! He’ll do anything to stop us and sink voter turnout. Donald Trump will silence voters! We must pass a National Vote by Mail Option -- so we’re running a 50 State Campaign to get it done! If we can pull this off, all registered voters will have the necessary options to be able to cast their ballots!

So we’re throwing ALL our efforts into passing a National Vote by Mail option. It’s the only way to stop Donald Trump from silencing voters.

Government & Politics, Elections, Bills & Laws

Get your up to date coverage along with all results District by District and State by State with coverage on your Voters Rights, Gerrymandering, Voter Suppression Tactics while fighting for a fair election in 2020. A Look at the Candidates we Back and at the Presidential Race this year in 2020!

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Our companies are known for creating products that enhance people's lives.  Through Sunset Corporation of America and its companies, we’re equally dedicated to improving lives.  Our commitment extends to helping local communities, fostering better educational systems, supporting the arts and culture, helping disadvantaged youth, protecting and improving the environment, animal welfare, wildlife issues and encouraging employee volunteerism.

The Sustainable Action Network (SAN), A Don Lichterman non-profit organization dedicated to building a global community raising awareness of corruption, injustice and the need for action across a full range of issues impacting people and animal/wildlife welfare around the world, such as conservation, climate change, campaign law, lobbying, government action and rescue work. SAN’s vision is to create safer world, free from political, environmental, and social oppression, where all the inhabitants of Earth can live in harmony within their own natural environments. Our commitment extends to helping local communities, fostering better educational systems, supporting the arts and culture, helping disadvantaged youth, protecting and improving the environment, animal welfare, wildlife issues and encouraging employee volunteerism.