Posted by: Kirsten | Thursday, 20 December 2007

It’s Good to Have Friends…

Having a difficult time coming up with some New Year’s resolutions for 2008?  Want to contribute more of your time, talents, or taschengeld to the National Park system but just don’t know where to begin?

The following is a list of non-profit organizations whose primary purpose is to protect and restore areas of national significance associated with the National Park Service.   Getting involved and DOING is one of the best ways to acquire knowledge, learn new skills, and gain an appreciation of everything the National Parks have to offer us both now and in the future.

In upcoming articles during the remainder of December, I’ll be featuring volunteer opportunities and organizations for kids, adults, and entire families for you to consider for the New Year.  Rev up those resolutions — ideas are coming your way!

— Jon


National Park Service (no specific park)
Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) — www.appl.org 
National Park Foundation — www.nationalparks.org

Acadia NP
Friends of Acadia — www.friendsofacadia.org

Adams NHS
Quincy Partnership
 
Amistad NRA
Friends of Amistad
 
Antietam NB
Save Historic Antietam Foundation — www.shafonline.org
 
Appalachian NST
Appalachian Trail Conference — www.atconf.org
 
Assateague Island NS
Assateague Coastal Trust — www.actforbays.org
 
Big South Fork NR & NRA
Friends of the Big South Fork — www.nps.gov/biso/friends.htm
 
Big Thicket NP
Big Thicket Association — www.btatx.org
 
Biscayne NP
South Florida National Parks Trust — http://www.nationalparks.org/AboutUs/AboutUs-LocalFunds-SouthFlorida.shtml
 
Blackstone River Valley NHC
Friends of the Blackstone
 
Blue Ridge Parkway
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation — www.brpfoundation.org
Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway — www.BlueRidgeFriends.org
 
Boston NHP
Freedom Trail Foundation — ww.thefreedomtrail.org

Boston Harbor Islands NRA
Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands — www.fbhi.org
Island Alliance — www.bostonislands.com
 
Bandelier NM
Friends of Bandelier — www.friendsofbandelier.org
 
Big Bend NP
Friends of Big Bend National Park — www.bigbendfriends.org
 
Brown v. Board of Education NHS
Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence, & Research
 
Cape Cod NS
Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore — www.fccns.org

Cape Lookout NS
Friends of Portsmouth Island — http://friendsofportsmouthisland.com

Chamizal N Mem
Los Paisanos de El Chamizal Foundation
 
Channel Islands NP
Friends of Channel Islands National Park
 
Charles Pinckney NHS
Friends of Historic Snee Farm

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal NHP
Appalachian Trail Conference — www.atconf.org
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Association
Friends of Historic Great Falls Tavern
 
Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP
Friends of Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP — www.chickchatt.org
 
City of Rocks National Reserve
City of Rocks Historical Association

Claude Moore Colonial Farm
Friends of the Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run — www.nps.gov/gwmp/clmo.htm
 
Congaree Swamp NM
Friends of Congaree Swamp
 
Crater Lake NP
Crater Lake National Park Trust — www.craterlaketrust.org
Friends of Crater Lake National Park
 
Cuyahoga Valley NP
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association — www.cvnpa.org
 
Delaware Water Gap NRA
Appalachian Trail Conference — www.atconf.org
Friends of the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area — www.nps.gov/dewa/Facts/Partners/Friends.html
Walpack Historical Society

Denali NP & PRES
Denali Citizens Council — www.denalicitizens.org
Denali Foundation — www.denali.org
 
Devil’s Postpile NM
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park Foundation — www.sequoiafund.org
 
Dry Tortugas NP
South Florida National Parks Trust — http://www.nationalparks.org/AboutUs/AboutUs-LocalFunds-SouthFlorida.shtml
 
Edison NHS
Charles Edison Fund — www.charlesedisonfund.org
Friends of Edison National Historic Site
Thomas Edison Preservation Foundation — www.edisonpf.org
 
Eisenhower NHS
Friends of the National Park at Gettysburg — www.friendsofgettysburg.org
 
Eleanor Roosevelt NHS
Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-kill — www.ervk.org
 
Ellis Island
Friends of the Statue of Liberty NM & Ellis Island Foundation
Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Foundation — www.ellisisland.org
 
Eugene O’Neill NHS
Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House — www.eugeneoneill.org
 
Everglades NP
South Florida National Parks Trust — http://www.nationalparks.org/AboutUs/AboutUs-LocalFunds-SouthFlorida.shtml
 
Fire Island NS
Friends of Fire Island National Park
 
Florissant Fossil Beds NM
Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds, Inc.
 
Fort Davis NHS
Friends of Fort Davis — www.friendsoffortdavis.org
 
Fort McHenry NM and HS
Patriots of Fort McHenry — www.patriotsoffortmchenry.org
 
Fort Point NHS
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy — www.parksconservancy.org
 
Fort Union Trading Post NHS
Friends of Fort Union Trading Post
 
Fort Vancouver NHS
Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
 
Frederick Douglas NHS
Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association
 
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania Co. Battlefields Memorial NMP
Friends of the Fredericksburg Area Battlefields — www.parksonline.org/fofab.html
Friends of Wilderness Battlefield — www.fowb.org
 
Friendship Hill NHS
Friendship Hill Association
 
Gateway NRA
Friends of the Gateway Parks Foundation
Sandy Hook Foundation
 
George Washington Memorial Parkway
Friends of Dyke Marsh — www.fodm.org
Glen Echo Park Foundation
 
Gettysburg NMP
Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association
Friends of the National Park at Gettysburg — www.friendsofgettysburg.org
 
Glacier NP
Glacier National Park Associates — www.nps.gov/glac/partners/gnpa.htm
The Glacier Fund — www.nps.gov/glac/partners/glacfund.htm
The Glacier Institute — www.glacierinstitute.org
Save The Chalets — www.calweb.com/~goldman/Savechal.html
 
Glacier Bay NP & PRES
Friends of Glacier Bay — http://fogb.homestead.com
 
Golden Gate NRA
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy — www.parksconservancy.org
 
Grand Canyon NP
Grand Canyon Association — www.grancanyon.org
Grand Canyon National Park Foundation — www.grandcanyonfoundation.org
 
Grand Teton NP
Grand Teton National Park Foundation
 
Great Sand Dunes NM
Friends of the Dunes — www.greatsanddunes.org
 
Great Smokey Mountains NP
Appalachian Trail Conference — www.atconf.org
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park — www.friendsofthesmokies.org
 
Green Springs Hist Dist
Historic Green Springs, Inc.
 
Haleakala NP
Friends of Haleakala National Park — www.fhnp.org
 
Hamilton Grange N MEM
Hamilton Heights Homeowners Association
 
Hampton NHS
Historic Hampton, Inc.
 
Harpers Ferry NHP
Friends of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
 
Hopewell Furnace NHS
Friends of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
 
Hubbell Trading Post NHS
Friends of Hubbell Trading Post NHS — www.friendsofhubbell.org
 
Independence NHP
Friends of Independence National Historical Park — www.friendsofindependence.org
 
Indiana Dunes NL
Friends of Indiana Dunes, Inc. — www.duneland.com/friends.html
Indiana Dunes Environmental Educational Consortium — www.nps/gov/indu/learning/
Save the Dunes Council — www.savedunes.org
 
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Jefferson National Park Association — www.jnpa.com
 
John Muir NHS
John Muir Memorial Association — www.johnmuir.org/martinez
 
Kenai Fjords NP
Eastern Kenai Peninsula Environmental Action Association — www.ptialaska.net/~loraxx/ekpea.html
 
Kennesaw Mountain NBP
Friends of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
 
Kings Canyon NP
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park Foundation — www.sequoiafund.org
 
Lassen Volcanic NP
Lassen Park Foundation — www.lassenparkfoundation.org
 
Little Bighorn Battlefield NM
Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association — www.cbhma.org
 
Little Rock Central High School NHS
Jefferson National Park Association — www.jnpa.com
 
Longfellow NHS
Friends of the Longfellow House — www.longfellowfriends.org/index.php
 
Maggie L. Walker NHS
Maggie L. Walker Historical Foundation
 
Mammoth Cave NP
Mammoth Cave National Park Association
 
Martin Van Buren NHS
Friends of Lindenwald
 
Mesa Verde NP
Friends of Mesa Verde
Mesa Verde Foundation
 
Minute Man NHP
Minute Man National Park Association
 
Mississippi NR and NRA
Friends of the Mississippi River — www.fmr.org
Jefferson National Park Association — www.jnpa.com
 
Morristown NHP
Friends of Jockey Hollow
New Jersey Historical Garden Foundation
Washington Association of New Jersey
 
Mount Rainier NP
Mount Rainier National Park Associates — www.mount-rainier.org
Mount Rainier, North Cascades & Olympic Fund
Washington National Park Fund — www.wnpf.org
 
Mount Rushmore N Mem
Mount Rushmore National Memorial Society — www.mtrushmore.org
 
Muir Woods NM
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy — www.parksconservancy.org
 
Natchez Trace Parkway
Natchez Trace Parkway Association — www.cdfms.org/ppm-natcheztrace.cfm
 
North Cascades NP
Mount Rainier, North Cascades & Olympic Fund
Washington National Park Fund — www.wnpf.org
 
Olympic NP
Mount Rainier, North Cascades & Olympic Fund
Olympic Park Associates — www.halcyon.com/rdpayne/opa.htmlwww.olympic.com
Washington National Park Fund — www.wnpf.org
 
Pea Ridge NMP
Friends of Pea Ridge National Military Park
 
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
Perry Group
 
Petroglyph NM
Friends of the Albuquerque Petroglyphs
Petroglyph Foundation
 
Pinnacles NM
Friends of Pinnacles — www.pinnacles.org
 
Piscataway Park
Accokeek Foundation — www.accokeek.org
 
Presidents Park (White House)
White House Historical Association — www.whitehousehistory.org
 
Prince William Forest Park
Friends of Prince William Forest Park
 
Richmond NBP
Maggie L. Walker Historical Foundation
 
Rock Creek Park
Friends of Meridian Hill
Friends of Montrose & Dumbarton Oaks Parks — www.fomp.org
Friends of Peirce Mill — www.peircemill-friends.org
 
Rocky Mountain NP
Rocky Mountain National Park Associates — www.rmna.org
 
Sagamore Hill NHS
Friends of Sagamore Hill — www.sagamore-hill.com
Theodore Roosevelt Association — www.theodoreroosevelt.org
 
Saguaro NP
Friends of Saguaro National Park — www.friendsofsaguaro.org
 
St. Croix NSR
Voyageurs National Park Association — www.voyageurs.org
 
Saint-Gaudens NHS
Saint-Gaudens Memorial
 
Salem Maritime NHS
Salem Partnership — www.salempartnership.org
 
San Antonio Missions NHP
Los Compadres de San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
 
San Francisco Maritime NHP
San Francisco Maritime National Park Association — www.maritime.org
Friends of the San Francisco Maritime Museum Library
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy — www.parksconservancy.org
 
Santa Monica Mountains NRA
Friends of Satwiwa — www.nps.gov/samo/fos
Mountains Conservancy Foundation/LA Wild — www.ceres.ca.gov/smmc/mcf
Santa Monica Mountains Fund
 
Saratoga NHP
Friends of Saratoga Battlefield — www.albany.net/~battle/
 
Sequoia NP
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park Foundation — www.sequoiafund.org
 
Shenandoah NP
Appalachian Trail Conference — www.atconf.org
Shenandoah National Park Association — www.snp.books.org
 
Shiloh NMP
Friends of Shiloh National Military Park, Inc.
 
Sleeping Bear Dunes NL
Friends of the Sleeping Bear Dunes — www.nps.gov/slbe/Friends.htm
 
Statue of Liberty NM
Friends of the Statue of Liberty NM & Ellis Island Foundation
Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Foundation — www.ellisisland.org
 
Steamtown NHS
Steamtown Volunteer Association
 
Stones River NB
Friends of Stones River National Battlefield — www.friendsofstonesriver.org
 
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace NHS | Theodore Roosevelt Island | Theodore Roosevelt NP | Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural NHS
Theodore Roosevelt Association — www.theodoreroosevelt.org
 
Ulysses S. Grant NHS
Jefferson National Park Association — www.jnpa.com
 
Valley Forge NHP
Friends of Valley Forge
 
Vanderbilt Mansion NHS
Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association — www.highlands.com/vanderbilt
 
Virgin Islands NP
Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park — www.friendsvinp.org
 
Voyageurs NP
Friends of Voyageurs National Park — www.nps.gov/voya/fovnp
Voyageurs National Park Association — www.voyageurs.org
 
Walnut Canyon NM
Friends of Walnut Canyon
 
Weir Farm NHS
Weir Farm Trust — www.nps.gov/wefa
 
William Howard Taft NHS
Friends of the William Howard Taft Birthplace
 
Wilson’s Creek NB
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation — www.nps.gov/wicr/foundation.html
 
Wrangell-St. Elias NP & PRES
Friends of Kennicott
 
Wright Brothers National Memorial
First Flight Centennial Foundation — www.firstflightcentennial.org
 
Yellowstone NP
Yellowstone Park Foundation — http://www.ypf.org
 
Yosemite NP
Yosemite Fund — www.yosemitefund.org

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Responses

  1. Jon, we here at Voyageurs National Park Association are just now seeing your post–better late than never, eh?

    Thank you for letting your readers know about us and thank you also for reminding everyone about the great need for volunteers in the National Parks. The National Parks are seriously underfunded, and need as much help from the public as they can get.

  2. No problemo — I’m just sorry you’re so far down the list! 🙂

  3. This is no longer as listed above. it is for an open space trails group in Colorado.

    Thanks
    Chris


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