Hiking With The Parks Project

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Happy Monday Everyone!

Today I have a great post for you today. One of my intentions for this year was to get involved with The National Parks Foundation. If you have been following along with my instagram, some of my personal work for them have been popping up. The foundation isn’t paying me to create this work, I’m creating it just for myself and for awareness to help protect the parks. Now…here’s whats happening. In the USA the government is currently shut down because of reasons that I’d rather not get into. With the current shut down, no one is working at the parks and if someone is, they are not getting payed (insert outraged Tyler here). So in enduring that, I decided to team up with The Parks Project. They sent over a few goodies and I decided to start this year off with a short hike. My friends Amy and Brandon decided to join me and we went out for a little hike. Joining us is Brandon’s Grandma’s dog named patch. With enduring the cold, I decided to grab some coffee at Foster Coffee before we went out into the cold. Coffee is always a necessity for a hike. With this current shut down, I want to talk more about the Parks Project and The NPS.

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A few years ago we signed up to volunteer in the Santa Monica Mountains, figuring a little hard work in one of our favorite places would be a good way to contribute. We found there was a lack of participation from our generation. Have we forgotten about the treasures we already own? We decided to do something about it. During our time volunteering with park staff, we learned about all the unique projects that needed funding, advocacy and support. Out of that need (and our love for the parks), Parks Project was born. We have a passion for the outdoors and believe it's our responsibility to promote, protect, and preserve public lands. Each collection of quality goods is made with purpose and helps fund a project in our parks. Whether it's supporting bear conservation in Denali or organizing trail restorations in Muir Woods; our convictions, commitments, character, and attitudes are best summed up by our respect for, and trust in, the outdoors. The responsibility to maintain our parks is up to all of us. 

If you want to see how The Parks Project gives back, look at their CONTRIBUTION page

The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.  It was created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Service Organic Act and is an agency of the United States Department of the Interior. The NPS is charged with a dual role of preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management, while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment.

If you want to get involved with The National Park Foundation and find your local park here’s a link for you to get involved. HERE

I want to thank the Parks Project for sending over some goodies and for helping me to start out this year with a hike with friends. Their will be many more and I can’t wait to bring you on this journey! Also a huge thank you to Amy and Brandon for taking pictures. Lets fight for our lands together! #findyourpark

Cheers!

-Ty

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