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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, Karen Arey.Thank you Karen Arey for all that you do to keep our national park transportation running smoothly. From landscaping to road and bridge...Read more
Thank you, Karen Arey.Thank you Karen Arey for all that you do to keep our national park transportation running smoothly. From landscaping to road and bridge restoration, your work experience has helped maintain passage ways in and around our national parks for everyone to enjoy. Great job! 👍🏽

Vonda A., Maryland

Thank you, All Ambassadors.I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the park and being able to walk around in a well kept park was so enjoyable! Can't wait for the next...Read more
Thank you, All Ambassadors.I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the park and being able to walk around in a well kept park was so enjoyable! Can't wait for the next visit!!!

David M., South Carolina

Thank you, Yellowstone Rangers.I love Yellowstone! I take my youngest family members as often as I can and they love it also. We live in Arkansas and hardly ever have...Read more
Thank you, Yellowstone Rangers.I love Yellowstone! I take my youngest family members as often as I can and they love it also. We live in Arkansas and hardly ever have snow and we see snow even in the summer when go. Thanks for all the Rangers taking care of us through the years ❣️

Jeannie S., Arkansas

Thank you, Rangers.Last month on the first day of summer our car broke down in the middle of the road at 6,000ft elevation on the road to the General Sherman...Read more
Thank you, Rangers.Last month on the first day of summer our car broke down in the middle of the road at 6,000ft elevation on the road to the General Sherman tree and could not be moved, and this lovely ranger came out and directed traffic around us off and on for a solid five hours til the nearest tow truck could get to us. I don't remember her name, but she mentioned she drove a Subaru. Anyway, her help was much appreciated! I'd like to buy all the rangers that helped us that day a cup of coffee. Hands down the best place to be stranded for five hours.

Jessica B., California

Thank you, All Park Rangers.I always wanted to be a park ranger and still do! Thank you for all you do, from protecting our cherished natural resources, to stewarding...Read more
Thank you, All Park Rangers.I always wanted to be a park ranger and still do! Thank you for all you do, from protecting our cherished natural resources, to stewarding our wildlife, to advocating to maintain and increase our wild lands, to teaching visitors to tread lightly, to maintaining trails, buildings, camp sites, roads and everything else, your efforts do not go unnoticed! We need our national parks more than we collectively know and you are key to that future. Thank you!

Tia S., Maine

Thank you, Bill Stiver.To all supporting and caring for our Parks, Thank you and Love to you! Read more
Thank you, Bill Stiver.To all supporting and caring for our Parks, Thank you and Love to you!

Alejandro M., New Jersey

Thank you, Ranger at Minuteman Missile NHS.Our visit was in mid-June, 2021. I feel embarrassed that I cannot remember the name of this ranger/educator. He was entering the facility...Read more
Thank you, Ranger at Minuteman Missile NHS.Our visit was in mid-June, 2021. I feel embarrassed that I cannot remember the name of this ranger/educator. He was entering the facility to give his first presentation on the Minuteman Missiles, there were no tickets available for his talk. We gently ambushed him at the gate and were given a "lifelong memory" brief of his history, as a young military man assigned to this site, and the past and current status of the Minuteman Missile program. He kindly allowed us to snap pictures of him and the picture of him as a young guy in uniform. I will cherish those pictures and will share them if you would like.

Patricia H., South Carolina

Thank you, Bill Stiver.It does not matter which location you are helping. It matters that you are helping. Please continue all the excellent work that is done...Read more
Thank you, Bill Stiver.It does not matter which location you are helping. It matters that you are helping. Please continue all the excellent work that is done everyday at every location. It is greatly appreciated by so many. THANK YOU and THANK YOU ALL

Betty K., Georgia

Thank you, Park Rangers.Thank you Park Rangers for teaching me about all the animals, wildlife, and the park. It is amazing how some you live in Death Valley and...Read more
Thank you, Park Rangers.Thank you Park Rangers for teaching me about all the animals, wildlife, and the park. It is amazing how some you live in Death Valley and the Native Americans. Sincerely, Srihan

Srihan D.

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