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2016 2017 LOOKING UP The difference your donations make in Washington’s National Parks

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THESE PARKS BELONG TO EVERYONE. Our national parks are some of the few common grounds remaining that are still celebrated, valued, cherished and accessed by all. People occasionally ask Washington’s National Park Fund where we stand on various political issues, topics, or individuals in public office. Some believe that we should take a stance one way or another on many of these but we refrain. Why? Because these parks belong to everyone. All people of all leanings love and treasure our national parks. Rather than take any sort of political stance, we choose to focus on the wonders of Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks. + The peace they bring to one’s soul

+ The awe they instill in our hearts when we experience their beauty + The sounds we hear when we listen to their waterfalls and crashing waves…or when we simply listen to the quiet within them + The way they keep us motivated for fitness, for walking, for climbing There’s enough noise going on in today’s society. Let’s instead focus on virtues of our national parks. Let’s celebrate the fact that they are here, they are owned by all of us, and they are OURS to wander within.

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DEAR FRIENDS: Fiscal year 2016-17 was another banner year. It was our best year ever for Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks. What’s making it all click? Public awareness about the parks’ needs, the peoples’ love and concern for these parks, and YOU.

When you…

What was our greatest challenge?

+ Give

+ Awareness…plain and simple.

+ Tell folks about the impact they can have on the parks through Washington’s National Park Fund

When people discover Washington’s National Park Fund and learn about how we fund park priority projects, they get excited knowing they can have a direct and real impact on the parks that they love.

+ Buy a national parks license plate + Attend our Spring Dinner and Auction + Join our Over the Top Society + Include the Fund in your estate plans + Support a fundraising climb through REI or Microsoft + Spend a night in one of the parks’ lodges + Give in memory or in honor of someone important to you + You’re supporting Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks. Thank you!

What were our greatest joys in 2016-17? + A large gift in loving memory of longtime Mount Rainier volunteer, Mr. Flash Parlini

To learn more, read on. You’ll discover the park projects that we funded during our 2016-17 fiscal year and the impact funding has from the park Superintendents’ perspectives. You’ll see the diversification of funding streams that we keep strong year after year, and learn about how we collaborate with organizations throughout the great state of Washington. Most importantly, thank you for stepping up and giving of your hard-earned dollars. We couldn’t do it without you.

Sincerely,

+ The success of our Spring Dinner and Auction and fundraising climbs (they just keep growing) + The growth within our National Park license plate program (EVERY YEAR more people are buying these plates!)

DANA R. VISSER Board President

+ The organization’s commitment to our second year of our strategic plan + The commitment our Board of Directors have for Washington’s National Park Fund + The ongoing support donors continue to give year, after year, after year.

LAURIE B. WARD Executive Director

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“FLASH PARLINI HAD A HUGE IMPACT OVER HIS 26 YEARS OF SERVICE TO MOUNT RAINIER. HE ASSISTED VISITORS, HELPED WITH SEARCH AND RESCUE, AND WAS THE VOICE OF RAMROD (RIDE AROUND MOUNT RAINIER IN ONE DAY) FOR THE PARK. SCORES OF RANGERS BENEFITTED FROM FLASH’S KNOWLEDGE AND LONGEVITY. COLLECTIVELY, WE BECAME BETTER RANGERS BECAUSE OF HIS INFLUENCE. FLASH’S QUIET YET INTENSE DEDICATION TO MOUNT RAINIER IS SORELY MISSED.” GEOFF WALKER Ranger, Mount Rainier National Park

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From Collaboration, to National Park license plates, to a gift in memory of Flash Parlini If the level of growing support is any indication – and we believe it is – Washington’s National Park Fund grows stronger every year. We accredit this to these facts: + Washingtonians LOVE Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks + Visitors to Washington have special experiences in these parks and let us know by making contributions + People appreciate the fact that they can see an actual list of priorities that will be funded with their support + People can choose which park they’d like their gifts to go to OR simply give to all three + Washington’s National Park Fund manages to keep its overhead within acceptable margins; we invest anywhere from 76 – 82% each year to Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks through education and direct funding + The Fund continues to broaden its push for more awareness through Fireside Circles, our Spring Dinner and Auction, materials within the parks, our fundraising climbs, and some advertising with partners like SeattleMet, Alaska Airlines, and the Puget Sound Business Journal

Externally speaking, highlights included… + Receiving a wonderful gift in memory of Mr. Flash Parlini who was one of Mount Rainier National Park’s most dedicated volunteers ever. Funds were invested in new volunteer radios, personal location

beacons and, in time, the start of a new volunteer campground in the park’s northwest corner, the Carbon River area + Having our dear friend, former Governor Christine Gregoire, serve as honorary chair of our Spring Dinner and Auction, giving a rousing speech during the evening which generated more money for Preservation with a Purpose + Seeing our License Plate program continue to grow year after year. You simply purchase an “NP” plate when you obtain a license and $28 of the $30 additional dollars comes to Washington’s National Park Fund and back out to the parks + Watching our fundraising climbs raise much needed funding for both Mount Rainier National Park and Olympic National Park; thanks, REI and Microsoft! + Our continuing collaboration with groups like Olympic Peninsula Boys and Girls Club at Olympic National Park, North Cascades National Park’s partnership with the Lummi Nation, and Mount Rainier National Park’s reliance on WNPF funding so they can bring in more Washington Trails Association, Latino Outdoors, NW Youth Corps, and others

Internally speaking, highlights continued with… + A strong, committed and hard-working board of directors that remains focused and loyal + The implementation of our Strategic Plan’s first year and achieving ALL GOALS within + A dedicated staff of five who work together to make things happen! + A stronger, better marketing and communications push aimed at increasing awareness of Washington’s National Park Fund + A longstanding and respected relationship between the Fund and Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks; we SUPPORT them and stand alongside of them

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In 2016, Washington’s National Park Fund launched our Over the Top Society to honor/recognize those who give $1,200 or more a year in unrestricted giving. Over the Top Society donors provide unrestricted gifts that take projects up and OVER THE TOP! These unrestricted gifts are used to take partially funded projects up and over the top for the parks.

Thank you to all who joined during 2016-17! Anonymous (3)

Tom & Lesley Hobbs

Russ & Janice Ashleman

Tom & Danae Hollowed

Herb Bridge & Edie Hilliard

Larry & Cyndi Hueth

Pete Briglia

Rajesh Jha & Sudha Mishra

Ken & Mary Campbell

Bill & Laurie Klein

Steve & Lani Cavit

Merle & Melissa Knapp

Brian & Karen Copp

Kraus Family Charitable Fund

Carolyn Corvi & John Bates

Abby Leach

John & Susan Dickson

Kirk & Joanna Mattson

Mickey & Jeanne Eisenberg

Rick & Kim McDougal

John & Marilyn Erickson

Curt Miner & Jennifer Lones

Dan & Nancy Evans

Tim Moran & Marjorie Walter

Kari Fitzsimmons

Morris Foundation

Michele Freed & Jeffrey Alexander

John Newhoff

Vern & Sandy Frykholm

Sage Newman

Don & Sue Gaines

PacWesty

Jim & Lew Gilchrist

Richard & Alinda Page

Linda & Gary Glein

Bruce Pflaum

Linda Glenicki

Jeannette Privat

John & Jean Grove

Linda Quan Knight

Fred & Syd Hammerquist

Raman Family Foundation

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Michele Radosevich & Dean Morgan Roy & Rhonda Whitehead Ray & Kim Shine Mike & Suzanne Sievert Bruce & Dawn Tecklenburg Wayne & Nancy Tyrrell Dana Visser Gary Vogelsberger Jim & Judy Wagonfeld Rich & Leslie Wallis Laurie & Colin Ward Welman Family Fund Mona West Stan White Bob Wiley Matt Winkler Bret & Trisha Wirta Denise & Tim Wulfekuhle Christine Yarrow


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YOUR GIFTS IN ACTION Every November, our parks’ Superintendents work with their leadership teams to identify top priorities that, if NOT for Washington’s National Park Fund support, would go unfunded. They submit proposals to the Fund which are then posted to our website and we set out to raise the funds throughout the year. In October, we announce the fully supported projects we’re able to fund and distribute the funds.

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The priorities fall into four core areas that the parks all value: Science and Research, Visitors’ Experiences, Volunteerism and Stewardship, and Youth and Families. Each year, THANKS TO YOU, we are raising more and distributing more.

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LIST OF THE PARKS’ TOP PRIORITY PROJECTS FUNDED IN FY 2016-17

Strengthening Science & Research Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Cascade Butterfly Project

North Cascades National Park

$28,000

This project funded the Cascades Butterfly Project, a long-term, citizen-science program that monitors butterflies and plant cycles in the subalpine meadows of the northern Cascade Mountains. Bloom dates of host plants reflect average temperature and can be

compared with butterfly emergence dates to detect the impacts of climate change. This is important research that is being conducted in locations throughout North America and Europe.

Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Olympic Marmot/Citizen Science

Olympic National Park

$7,000

This project is yielding statistically robust and useful data on the declining population of Olympic marmots, but needed a new database to store that information. The project funded the acquisition of a database to

store and process extensive data collected over the last five years. In addition, it paid for staff time and purchased supplies and T-shirts for volunteers.

Improving Visitors’ Experiences Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Trail Coordinator -- Sunrise and Paradise

Mount Rainier National Park

$20,000

We funded two trail positions at Mount Rainier National Park. Trail coordinators mark established routes over snow so hikers can stay on the trails and avoid damaging fragile meadows as snow melts

in the spring. Trail workers are also available to communicate with hikers about the need to protect plant life. This project works with youth conservation corps crews and volunteers.

Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Ipsut Creek cabin restoration

Mount Rainier National Park

$32,000

Located near the Carbon River entrance, this Preservation with a Purpose project helped with the restoration of a historic cabin, making it operational once again. The cabin will be used by rangers while traversing Mount Rainier National Park’s

backcountry, where they will help visitors in need, and provide trail maps and directional assistance to those visiting the area. This project funded the Installation of windows, a new door, flooring, interior stoves and furnishings.

This is a partial list of our most recent distribution. For more information, see our website: www.wnpf.org.

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Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Carbon River Campground (establishment of)

Mount Rainier National Park

$200,000

A new volunteer campground in the Carbon River area -- NW corner of Mount Rainier National Park -- will be established over the next few years.

Volunteers serving that park of Mount Rainier National Park will have access to showers, tent platforms, etc.

Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Dodger Point Lookout

Olympic National Park

$20,000

The Dodger Point Lookout is the last remaining fire lookout on the Olympic Peninsula, dating to 1933, and has all of the fire-finding equipment still intact within the building. This project funded extensive rehabilitation work without which the Lookout would

have been lost. A new foundation was constructed, windows replaced, and door jambs trued, before a new coat of paint finished the project. Due to the park’s wilderness designation, work was completed with minimal tools brought onto the site by stock.

Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Emergency Operations Center

North Cascades National Park

$20,000

Funds raised for this project enabled North Cascades National Park to convert existing office facilities into a park Emergency Operations Center and a comfortable waiting space for family and friends of subjects involved in emergency incidents within the

park. Previously, the park had no designated space to operate out of for incidents including searches, rescues and recoveries, flood events, evacuations, etc., and families had no place to wait in during stressful times.

Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Improvements to the Pacific Crest Trail

North Cascades National Park

$15,000

This project researched sustainable trail and camping management along the Pacific Crest Trail through North Cascades National Park. Field protocols were developed for land managers to apply to existing

sites and trails. In addition, plans were developed for potential alternative campsites. The project also evaluated the sustainability of existing regulations and “Leave No Trace” practices.

Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Buckner Homestead Cabin restoration

North Cascades National Park

$29,000

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settled. Using original materials, the park recreated the stone masonry and log foundation along the three exposed foundation walls, thus preserving the historic character of the residence. Labor, materials and travel costs were covered by WNPF donors.

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Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

SAR Personal Protection

Olympic National Park

$13,000

This project provided appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for emergency operations staff involved in Search and Rescue incidents. Access to appropriate PPE during adverse weather conditions and in challenging rescue situations helps to ensure

a successful rescue. Equipment purchased included aviation equipment for helicopter rescues, rain gear, equipment for coastal rescues, wicking clothing, boots, bags, etc.

Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Forks Ranger Station

Olympic National Park

$19,725

This ongoing project funds a seasonal ranger at the Kalaloch Information Station. This knowledgeable naturalist provides information on area attractions

like bird watching, tide pools, and sea mammals, as well as crucial safety information like tide charts and tsunami safety.

Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Long Ridge Trail Project

Olympic National Park

$20,000

Completion of the Long Ridge Trail project was a prerequisite for the renovation work on the Dodger Point Lookout. This project financed trail crews and volunteers who opened up a trail that had been

completely closed due to hazards and impassibility. Crews removed 121 downed trees, rebuilt a destroyed 24’ bridge, rerouted the trail due to landslides, and improved drainage.

Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Film Digitization

Olympic National Park

$4,000

This funding helped to digitize more of Olympic National Park’s many historical film, video, and audio collections. The collections are backed up on archival quality compact discs and hard drives. Photo negatives, film reels, and audio cassettes are

all susceptible to deterioration over time, so this project saves valuable information about the history of Olympic National Park, and enables the public to have access to it.

Enhancing Volunteerism & Stewardship Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Volunteer Program

Mount Rainier National Park

$38,045

WNPF continues to be a big supporter of the volunteer program at Mount Rainier National Park. Volunteers assist in every aspect of Mount Rainier’s operations - in 2016 this amounted to a total

economic value to the park of $1.9 Million. Volunteers help with trail maintenance, trail patrol, citizen science, revegetation, historic landscape restoration, and many, many other projects.

This is a partial list of our most recent distribution. For more information, see our website: www.wnpf.org.

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Project Name:

Park:

Amount

Personal Locator Beacons

Mount Rainier National Park

Funded: $13,000

With a donation from the Fund, the park purchased Shout Nano personal locator beacons (PLBs). PLBs allow the park dispatch center to track volunteers and staff working in the backcountry in real time, with location updates every few minutes. These

devices also enable backcountry workers to send text messages to the dispatch center, even in areas without park radio coverage. These devices greatly enhance the safety of park volunteers and staff in remote areas of the park.

Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

WTA Work Leader

Mount Rainier National Park

$24,000

This continuing project funded the task agreement between Washington Trails Association and Mount Rainier National Park. WTA recruited volunteers to work on the trails at Mount Rainier and supplied a work leader for weekly day trip work parties and

Mount Rainier provided a trail worker to describe the work to be completed, a description of the trail standards, and oversight on the work quality. This funding also supported housing within the park for the work leader.

Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Radios for the volunteers

Mount Rainier National Park

$49,500

This project purchased park radios and spare/ replacement batteries, to increase volunteer program capacity and improve safety for volunteers. Providing radios powerful enough to operate in Mount Rainier’s wilderness environment gives volunteers

an important tool to do their jobs effectively. This ongoing project has provided a radio to every on-duty volunteer, as well as radio batteries for the park’s existing inventory.

Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Valor Memorial -- Longmire Stewardship Campground

Mount Rainier National Park

$30,382

WNPF helped to fund this memorial through a State of Washington, Department of Transportation grant. It was dedicated in August 2017 to honor four people

who lost their lives in the park while in the act of saving or rescuing others.

Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Shelter in Longmire Stewardship Campground

Mount Rainier National Park

$27,000

We funded the building of a log shelter in the Longmire Stewardship Campground. The shelter has a fire grate, picnic tables and water spigot, and

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Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Wiping Out Weeds

North Cascades National Park

$8,500

WNPF funded this project which works towards increasing the numbers of volunteers involved in the park, outreach and education programs to local schools, by preventing the spread of a weed, Geranium robertanium or “stinky Bob,� from front country areas into wilderness areas. Campground

hosts and volunteers were trained to identify and pull these weeds. They, in turn, led school groups and other volunteer groups (such as Boy and Girl Scouts) in weeding. Funds provided tools, gloves, T shirts and ball caps.

Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Dan Evans Dedication

Olympic National Park

$6,765

This special event honored Dan Evans for his work preserving wilderness in the state. The Daniel J. Evans Wilderness encompasses total of 876,447 acres in Olympic National Park, and is the largest

wilderness area in the state. This summer marked the official naming event, with many dignitaries and members of the public attending. WNPF was one of the fiscal sponsors of the event.

Providing for Youth & Families Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Bus Subsidies

Mount Rainier National Park

$7,000

Funding for this project provided bus transportation subsidies to numerous school groups so that students can come to the park to experience the mountain environment, while learning why parks like Mount Rainier National Park are important. Funding

for this project benefited 500-1,000 kindergarten-12th grade students from schools that would otherwise not have the means to visit the park. Students use the park as a classroom and living laboratory to learn about the planet as a whole.

Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

School Program Education Rangers

Mount Rainier National Park

$15,000

WNPF helped kids experience the park by funding this project. A skilled staff member was provided to meet educational and safety goals during school trips in spring when Paradise is buried in snow. Taking

kids out on a snowshoe walk can be life changing, but it does requires the park provide adequate staffing levels to ensure students (and chaperones) can safely negotiate snow trails and their inherent hazards.

This is a partial list of our most recent distribution. For more information, see our website: www.wnpf.org.

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Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Latino Outdoors Trail Crew

Mount Rainier National Park

$1,000

Latino Outdoors collaborated with Washington Trails Association (WTA) to develop a Latina Trail Crew Youth Program for summer of 2017. This pilot program compensated 10 participants - all Latina girls from the Seattle area - to do trail work in

Mount Rainier National Park. In addition WNPF also funded an outdoor expedition for the girls and their families to hike in Mount Rainier National Park. Local outdoor gear manufacturers contributed gear for the participants.

Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Adventures in your Big Backyard

Olympic National Park

$25,000

In this ongoing program, the park partnered with local Boys & Girls Clubs to provide summer camp programs in Port Angeles and Sequim. Each week up to 30 campers from each club attended a field

trip to Olympic National Park. Each trip was led by a park education ranger. Park locations visited included Lake Crescent, the Elwha River valley, Sol Duc Hot Springs, and ocean beaches.

Project Name:

Park:

Amount Funded:

Night Sky Interpretation

Olympic National Park

$18,000

This project supported and enhanced the park’s current night sky summer program, led by a volunteer master astronomer. These are great interpretive opportunities in an ideal location. Funding from this program provided a dedicated

summer seasonal park ranger to assist with telescope session and the full-moon walk evenings, and supported other interpretive programs on dark sky themes at Hurricane Ridge and Lake Crescent.

This is a partial list of our most recent distribution. For more information, see our website: www.wnpf.org.

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“REI WAS BORN OUT OF A LOVE FOR DOING LIFE IN OUR GREAT NATIONAL PARKS HERE IN WASHINGTON - MOUNT RAINIER, NORTH CASCADES AND OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARKS. WE LOOK TO THESE WILD PLACES FOR INSPIRATION, RECREATION AND FULFILLMENT. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE ACTIVELY GIVE BACK TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT THESE PLACES AND TO SUPPORT THE WOMEN AND MEN DEVOTED TO THEIR CARE.” JERRY STRITZKE CEO, REI

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Total aid to the parks since 2014-2017: $2,759,894 Your support in 2017 funded a record-breaking $700,000 in grants to Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks! Twenty nine projects ranging in size from $1,000 to $200,000 were funded. Washington’s National Park Fund is fortunate to have diversified funding streams;

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such focus keeps the organization from relying on one specific funding stream, which is never advisable.

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FISCAL YEAR: 2016-2017

TOTAL REVENUE:

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Support and Revenue Events/climbs are after expenses Each year, our funding streams grow. At the same time, we manage to keep spending in the acceptable ranges for nonprofit organizations. We remain in good standing with Guidestar and hold their gold standard. Now that we’ve raised more than $1 million

for two consecutive years – a Charity Navigator requirement – we look forward to being reviewed by this respected watchdog in the future…vote for Washington’s National Park Fund on the Charity Navigator site!

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TOTAL EXPENSES:

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Expenses & Aid To Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks

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Endowment Balances We do believe in building endowments and have established one for each park. Interest earnings are reinvested back into each park’s endowment year after year. Donors may elect to direct their giving

to a park’s endowment. We envision large park endowments for trails, volunteer programs, and youth programs and are confident that in time, we will achieve this vision.

Park

10/1/2016

9/30/2017

$218,138

$238,635

North Cascades National Park

$72,266

$79,006

Olympic National Park

$75,014

$82,067

Mount Rainier National Park

Total:

$365,418 $399,708

Assets and Liabilities Assets as of September 30, 2017 Cash & Savings: .

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Pledges & Receivables: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $337,070 Prepaid Expenses & Deferred Charges: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,684 Investments & Other Assets: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $403,210 Total Assets: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,163,355

Liabilities as of September 30, 2017 Accounts Payable & Accrued Expenses:

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$30,001

Grants Payable: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$493,337

Total Liabilities: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$523,338

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Funding by Core Area While the parks decide their top priorities, all priorities fall within four core areas: + Supporting Science and Research projects + Enhancing Visitors’ Experiences while in the parks + Expanding Youth and Family Programs + Growing Volunteerism and Stewardship within the parks Page: 24

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“RESTORING OUR NATIONAL PARKS ISN’T JUST ABOUT CREATING NEW JOBS — IT’S ABOUT PROTECTING THE EXISTING JOBS AND SMALLTOWN ECONOMIES THAT CURRENTLY DEPEND ON NATIONAL PARKS. MORE THAN 8.5 MILLION VISITORS FLOCK TO WASHINGTON’S NATIONAL PARKS EACH YEAR, AND A VARIETY OF PEOPLE HAVE CHOSEN TO SETTLE AND START BUSINESSES IN PARKS’ GATEWAY COMMUNITIES BECAUSE THEY VALUE THE QUALITY OF LIFE. ALL TOLD, NATIONAL PARK SITES GENERATE MORE THAN $526 MILLION IN ECONOMIC BENEFIT FOR WASHINGTON.” CHRISTINE GREGOIRE Former Governor/Honorary WNPF Board Member

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016-2017 2016-17 Honorary Board Members

Fred Hammerquist Founder, Hammerquist Studios

Dan Evans WNPF founder, former Washington State governor/ senator

Christine Gregoire

Larry Hueth President and CEO, First Federal Savings & Loan Assn., Treasurer

Challenge Seattle CEO, former Washington State governor

Kelly Jackson

Derek Kilmer

John Newhoff

Congressman, Washington’s 6th District

Lou Whittaker WNPF founder, legendary climber

2016-17 Board of Directors and Advisors

Internal Auditor, REI

Senior Partner, Portage Bay Solutions, Inc.

Sage Newman President, SRX International

Richard Page, Vice-President PAGE Consulting LLC

Herb Bridge Philanthropist and Owner, Ben Bridge Jewelers

Bruce Pflaum Community Volunteer

Don Gaines Vice-President Finance and Treasurer, Puget Sound Energy (retired)

Jim Gilchrist

Jeannette Privat, Board Secretary Supervisor, Nonprofit & Philanthropy Resource Center, Redmond Library

Manager, Washington Trust Services, Bank of America (retired)

Pam Reynolds

Jeremy Gordon

Jay Satz

Senior Associate, Point B

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Owner, BES Events

Senior Director, Partnership and Innovation. Northwest Youth Corps Washington’s National Park Fund - 2016-17 Annual Report


Dana Visser, Board President

Amber Nelson

Liberty Mutual Surety, Senior Instructional Designer

Office and Database Manager

Mona West

Kelly Sanderbeck

Interim Executive/Strategy Consultant

Donor Engagement Manager

Bret Wirta, Past Board President

Ashley Stokes

CEO, Wirta Hospitality Worldwide

Community Engagement Manager

Denise Wulfekuhle

Laurie Ward

Community Volunteer

Executive Director

Christine Yarrow Community Volunteer

National Park Service Partners (Board Advisors) Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum Olympic National Park

Superintendent Randy King

Washington’s National Park Fund 1904 3rd Avenue, Suite 400 Seattle, Washington 98101 206-623-2063 fund@wnpf.org www.wnpf.org Tax ID: 01-0869799 DUNS #: 960955735

Mount Rainier National Park

Special thanks to our photographers

Superintendent Karen Taylor-Goodrich

Andy Porter Stephen Matera

North Cascades National Park

Washington’s National Park Fund Staff Nicky Ducommun Prospect and Foundation Manager

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WASHINGTON’S NATIONAL PARK FUND

2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS Monday, May 7

July 20 – 22

Event: Fireside Circle with our Friends at Panorama City Location: Lacey/Olympia

Event: Women’s Only Weekend (WOW) Location: Mount Rainier National Park

Thursday, July 26

Friday, May 18 Event: Fireside Circle, Beaver Lake Lodge Location: Sammamish

Event: RAMROD (Ride Around Mount Rainier in One Day) Location: Mount Rainier National Park

Saturday, June 2

July 31 – August 2

Event: National Trails Day in the Parks Nationwide celebration

Event: Microsoft Climb with Alpine Ascents International Location: Mount Rainier National Park

June 22 Event: Fireside Circle at the Hammerquist’s Location: West Seattle

July 10 – 12 Event: Microsoft Climb w/International Mountain Guides Location: Mount Rainier National Park

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Sunday, August 5 Event: Ride the Hurricane, Olympic National Park Location: Olympic National Park

August 11 – 13 Event: Microsoft Climb w/International Mountain Guides Location: Mount Rainier National Park

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August 22 – 23

September 14 – 16

Event: Two Beers/Seattle Cider Climb with International Mountain Guides Location: Mount Rainier National Park

Event: Couples Only Weekend – Hiking, park projects, fireside chats Location: Mount Rainier National Park

August 22 – 24

Saturday, September 22

Event: WNPF Climb w/International Mountain Guides Location: Mount Shuksan

Event: National Public Lands Day/Fee Free in the parks Location: Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks

October 24

August 24 – 26

Event: WNPF’s 25th Anniversary: Concert for the Parks, Benaroya Hall Location: Seattle

Event: Weekend long celebration for North Cascades National Park’s 50th Anniversary Location: North Cascades National Park

For more information on any of these events,

September 6

email us at fund@wnpf.org or call us at 206-623-2063

Event: Fireside Circle with Tacoma/Gig Harbor Friends Location: Gig Harbor

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