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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, All.Thank you for your service to help preserve our precious National Parks!Read more
Thank you, All.Thank you for your service to help preserve our precious National Parks!

David B., South Carolina

Thank you, All National Park Personnel.Thank you, thank you, thank you!! When my husband and I were in our mid-sixties and newly retired from 9-5 work schedules, we bought an RV...Read more
Thank you, All National Park Personnel.Thank you, thank you, thank you!! When my husband and I were in our mid-sixties and newly retired from 9-5 work schedules, we bought an RV and for the ensuing 4 years spent 6 months each year trekking around the US visiting our parks and National Monuments. It was well worth waiting for! We had a delightful time together - and with any of our 15 grandchildren who were free to join us - seeing the many wonders of our beautiful country, coast to coast. Without question, our experiences were greatly enhanced by the talks given by Park Rangers and other personnel and the shopping opportunities at the stores at all locations. In short, we had many adventures which I still treasure even though Jim is now passed on and my travelling days are over. So, again, thank you, thank you, thank you all for everything you do to preserve the beauty of our country!

Dorothy W., Florida

Thank you, Volunteer at Great Smoky Mountains.On Nov 3 in Cades Cove, we came across a black bear and her three cubs. The volunteer kept us safe and told us a lot about the bears. I...Read more
Thank you, Volunteer at Great Smoky Mountains.On Nov 3 in Cades Cove, we came across a black bear and her three cubs. The volunteer kept us safe and told us a lot about the bears. I wish I remembered his name.

Alison C., Texas

Thank you, All rangers, and Especially Ranger Nicole at Glacier Bay.Every national park ranger my wife and I have ever encountered has been friendly, courteous, and helpful, but we want to especially thank...Read more
Thank you, All rangers, and Especially Ranger Nicole at Glacier Bay.Every national park ranger my wife and I have ever encountered has been friendly, courteous, and helpful, but we want to especially thank Ranger Nicole at Glacier Bay. We were there in 2016 for our 25th anniversary, and Ranger Nicole was particularly friendly, helpful, and welcoming. She was wonderfully passionate about the park and her work, and profoundly knowledgeable regarding every variety of wildlife and natural phenomena that we encountered. Inspiring. A joy to spend time with. Can't say enough about how wonderful she was.

Karl L., Illinois

Thank you, All the Rangers, Volunteers and Ambassadors.Thank you to All the Rangers, Volunteers and Ambassadors working and related to the National Parks. We appreciation all of your hard work...Read more
Thank you, All the Rangers, Volunteers and Ambassadors.Thank you to All the Rangers, Volunteers and Ambassadors working and related to the National Parks. We appreciation all of your hard work and passion to protect and support these beautiful and treasured parks we enjoy visiting. We have had the chance to visit quite a few National Parks in my lifetime. We appreciate having all the ranger talks, ranger led hikes and the visitor centers, along with sharing their knowledge with us about the Park and its history, and it is a great adventure. Thank you for caring about the visitors and helping to make our National Park experiences memorable, we will never forget the visits we have had there.

Angelo L., New York

Thank you, Mary Ann Edwards.Thank you for taking care of our precious public lands. In my next life I want to be you!Read more
Thank you, Mary Ann Edwards.Thank you for taking care of our precious public lands. In my next life I want to be you!

Judy H., Georgia

Thank you, Neil Smarjesse.Thank you Neil for the way you engage with the volunteers who help support the work at the park. Each time I show up for my volunteer shift...Read more
Thank you, Neil Smarjesse.Thank you Neil for the way you engage with the volunteers who help support the work at the park. Each time I show up for my volunteer shift you are quick to welcome everyone by name and actively seek suggestions from the group about potential projects. It feels like a true partnership.

Ruth W., Minnesota

Thank you, All Park Members.I have been blessed to visit many national parks in my lifetime! I appreciate all the rangers I have come in contact with! I loved all the...Read more
Thank you, All Park Members.I have been blessed to visit many national parks in my lifetime! I appreciate all the rangers I have come in contact with! I loved all the ranger campground talks, ranger led hikes, all the helpful info in the visitor centers. I also appreciate the work that is done in the background. Thank you all! I hope this will be accepted since I don't remember anyone's name.

Vicki J., Missouri

Thank you, All Rangers.Proud of all of you and your service to our nation.Read more
Thank you, All Rangers.Proud of all of you and your service to our nation.

Andrew M., Ohio

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