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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, 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

Thank you, Our Park Rangers and Staff.Most of my fondest childhood memories, and our family's, involve our National Parks and Monuments. My personal favorite is Yosemite...Read more
Thank you, Our Park Rangers and Staff.Most of my fondest childhood memories, and our family's, involve our National Parks and Monuments. My personal favorite is Yosemite but I love them all! I am very grateful to the dedicated and caring employees of our National Parks! Our Parks are our history and our refuge and it is important to protect and preserve them! Thank you to all of the dedicated employees!

Kathleen R., California

Thank you, Rangers.Thank you all for being so kind and knowledgable, and for protecting our parks! Read more
Thank you, Rangers.Thank you all for being so kind and knowledgable, and for protecting our parks!

Tori C., Washington, D.C.

Thank you, NPS Staff.Thank you for being a shining oasis in the middle of DC! Even as so little of my daily life looks as it did a year ago, I'm grateful...Read more
Thank you, NPS Staff.Thank you for being a shining oasis in the middle of DC! Even as so little of my daily life looks as it did a year ago, I'm grateful that I can continue to enjoy biking/running on the recently resurfaced Beach Drive, especially with the continued closures.

Sam B., Washington, D.C.

Thank you, Rangers.The interpreters at Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument are amazing! I've been on this tour at least three times and...Read more
Thank you, Rangers.The interpreters at Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument are amazing! I've been on this tour at least three times and it's always just as fresh, interesting, and engaging as the first. Thank you for working so hard to make visitors' experiences great!

Rebecca G., Virginia

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