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National Park Ambassadors

They maintain habitats, educate visitors, and preserve history. They're rangers, museum curators, engineers, volunteers, landscape architects, and fire fighters. They're the treasured stewards of our national parks. They're National Park Ambassadors.

Behind every national park is a team of ordinary people who are dedicated to maintaining the extraordinary. They may not wear capes, but they're heroes in our book. Meet the individuals who protect our parks and send thanks to an NPS employee or volunteer who made your last visit extra special.

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No thank you is too small! We celebrate Park Heroes 24/7, 365 days a year.
Thank you, NPS.Thank you, national park ambassadors, for all that you do each and everyday to protect and preserve our favorite places!
Thank you, NPS.Thank you, national park ambassadors, for all that you do each and everyday to protect and preserve our favorite places!

Sarah S., Maryland

Thank you, Scott Gedimen.I want to say a big thank you to Scott Gediman at Yosemite National Park. I had the chance to hike to Mirror Lake with a group that Scott...Read more
Thank you, Scott Gedimen.I want to say a big thank you to Scott Gediman at Yosemite National Park. I had the chance to hike to Mirror Lake with a group that Scott led once and it was a really amazing experience. It helped me fall in love with that magical place! Thanks for all that you do!

Stefanie M., Maryland

Thank you, All the dedicated NPS employees.To all the great, selfless, dedicated NPS employees - THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU !
Thank you, All the dedicated NPS employees.To all the great, selfless, dedicated NPS employees - THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU !

Ben L., Texas

Thank you, Miles Barger.Dear Miles, It has been beautiful to see your devotion to and love for RMNP as its Visual Information Director the past 5 years. From the...Read more
Thank you, Miles Barger.Dear Miles, It has been beautiful to see your devotion to and love for RMNP as its Visual Information Director the past 5 years. From the moment you first went there, the hikes and adventures you've taken me on as you've shared the park with me have been memories I will cherish for all my days. The newspapers, brochures, waysides, videos and more that you have produced for the park have informed me and made me proud of your creativity and desire for excellence. From your days as a summer employee at Yellowstone thru Black Canyon, Harpers Ferry, Denali, and soon back to Yellowstone, your work with the national park service has enriched my life as well as yours. Thank you, Miles.

Betty B., Kentucky

Thank you, Margaret Gray.Thanks to Margaret Gray for giving us a great tour of the Cliff Palace two years ago! You were so knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to...Read more
Thank you, Margaret Gray.Thanks to Margaret Gray for giving us a great tour of the Cliff Palace two years ago! You were so knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to answer our questions. We had a great visit.

Marianne R., Texas

Thank you, All NP Ambassadors.I am always in awe at the work of the NP Ambassadors. Thank you all for being so knowledgeable and helpful. A great big thanks for doing...Read more
Thank you, All NP Ambassadors.I am always in awe at the work of the NP Ambassadors. Thank you all for being so knowledgeable and helpful. A great big thanks for doing all you do to protect our parks! I always look forward to speaking to an ambassador when I visit any NP.

Sandra M., North Carolina

Thank you, Betsy Buchanan .You are amazing! I got only a small glimpse into your world last year and can't thank you enough for helping me with my film permit...Read more
Thank you, Betsy Buchanan .You are amazing! I got only a small glimpse into your world last year and can't thank you enough for helping me with my film permit in the middle of Cherry Blossom Festival madness.

John Q., Washington

Thank you, All NP Ambassadors .Thank you to all of the ambassadors out there who have done such an amazing job making our NP’s such a wonderful experience! I have been...Read more
Thank you, All NP Ambassadors .Thank you to all of the ambassadors out there who have done such an amazing job making our NP’s such a wonderful experience! I have been able to experience so many unbelievable places and learned so much. I am so grateful! Thanks again!

Joe F., North Carolina

Thank you, Paul Whitefield.I am a new employee to the Park Service and had a great experience with a long term employee at the Walnut Canyon National Monument. Paul...Read more
Thank you, Paul Whitefield.I am a new employee to the Park Service and had a great experience with a long term employee at the Walnut Canyon National Monument. Paul Whitefield, a jack of all trades with the Walnut Canyon National Monument, took me on a Fire Ecology tour of the Canyon. Paul shared not only scientific data about the monument but shared oral history, institutional knowledge, NPS culture, and was just a nice guy/mentor to a new employee. His attitude of extreme passion for the preservation and protection of our natural resources is contagious. Please recognize his internal and external contributions to the NPS Monuments.

Matthew E., Arizona

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