PRESERVE NATURAL & HISTORICAL RESOURCES
EDUCATE THE NEXT GENERATION 
CONNECT PEOPLE WITH THEIR PARK
ENHANCE THE WORK OF THE PARK SERVICE

Preserve

Preserve natural and historical resources

National parks tell the story of who we are as a nation and what’s important to us. The Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park are amongst the oldest mountains in North America. They harbor relics of early settlements in this region, support endangered plants and wildlife, and provide clean drinking water to millions of people living downstream. Will you help us protect and preserve Shenandoah’s wildlife, wild lands and living history?

Educate

Educate and inspire youth

If we envision a future with clean, available water; less-polluting energy sources and resilient ecosystems, we must dedicate ourselves to capturing the hearts and the minds of today’s youth. If we fail to build strong connections between children and their natural world today, we have lost the next generation of environmental decision-makers and leaders. Will you help us educate and empower our children to become tomorrow’s protectors of these great places?

Connect

Connect people to their Park

On July 3, 1936 President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated Shenandoah National Park “to this and succeeding generations of Americans for the recreation and for the re-creation which they shall find here.” Today, when many of us are more connected to technology than to the natural world, it’s good to hearken back to Roosevelt’s proclamation.

CONNECT programs create avenues to disconnect from the daily grind and re-connect with nature and each other.

Enhance

Enhance the National Park Service

The 200 employees who work in Shenandoah National Park are our most important resource. They are backcountry rangers, educators, law enforcement officers, firefighters, biologists, preservationists, mechanics, technicians, and so much more. They must be well-trained, adaptable and able to take on 21st century challenges. This requires access to training and opportunities to learn from and leverage expertise within and outside of the National Park Service. Please help us ensure that Shenandoah remains a preeminent national park.