Park System at Risk!

National Park System at risk

As you may be aware, these are uncertain times for our country’s National Parks. The current administration is proposing significant budget cuts to an already underfunded park system. In addition, the president recently signed an executive order that “could lead to the reshaping of 24 national monuments, including Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Basin, the newly designated Bears Ears National Monument in Utah as well as a host of Pacific Ocean monuments, including the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.”

The Antiquities Act – the law both parties have used to protect the lands of the likes of the Grand Canyon, Acadia and Joshua Tree – is now under attack by some members of congress who seek to gut or repeal this significant piece of legislature. If these misguided politicians are successful, changes to the Antiquities Act could very well lead to recent additions to the park system being taken away from all Americans. 

What Bink Ink is doing to help

One of the motivating factors contributing to the creation of the game Trekking the National Parks was our family’s deep love of these national treasures. Over the years, we’ve been annual contributors to several National Park Non-Profit Associations. (Yosemite Conservancy, Grand Canyon Association, National Park Conservation Association* to name a few.) Today, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the game goes to make increased contributions to these vital entities.

A significant function of these non-profits is to raise money for the continued protection and preservation of their respective resources. Monies are raised via donor contributions as well as from the sale of merchandise in park gift stores. Bink Ink is currently working with 10 of the country’s major non-profits and our board game – Trekking the National Parks can be found in the gift shops at the following locations:

Badlands Natural History Association – Sound Dakota

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park – Ohio

Crater Lake Natural History Association – Oregon

Eastern National

    - Cuyahoga Valley NP - Ohio

    - Sleeping Bear Dunes NM - Michigan

    - Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

    - Hot Springs NP - Arkansas

Isle Royale & Keweenaw – Michigan

Oregon Caves NHA – Oregon

Shenandoah National Park Association – Virginia

Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association – North Dakota

Western National Park Association

   - Montezuma Castle – Arizona

Yellowstone Forever - Wyoming

Whether you purchase a copy of the game from us or at any of the above mentioned parks or simply make a contribution to any of our country’s National Park Non-profit Associations, know that you will be helping to fund our country’s park legacy.  Please support your parks today!

* The National Park Conservation Association, founded in 1919, is the leading private non-profit association fighting to defend the laws and regulations that help sustain our park system.  Currently, they are aggressively seeking contributions for the National Parks Legal Defense Fund. If you’d like to help “defend our national parks against all attempts to strip them of vital protections,” please visit www.my.npca.org/0417 and make a contribution today. Thank you.