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Announcing Partnerships with National Parks' Friends Groups

Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Adventures in Good Company is proud to announce partnerships with the official partners of twelve U.S. National Parks. These partnerships will make it easier for our trip participants to directly support the national parks they visit on AGC trips.

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Year after year we hear our travelers ask us how to best give back to the parks they’ve visited on an AGC trip. Our solution is a new partnership initiative that will make it easier for our trip participants to donate directly to the organizations that work with and support the parks we explore. 

“Often communities of people who love a park or value a program have organized into nonprofit support organizations known as Friends Groups. These organizations raise funds to incubate and support innovative projects and initiatives, enhancing the experience of park visitors, connecting parks to people, restoring habitat, rehabilitating trails, supporting research efforts, and engaging young people in parks. This is just a sampling of the great work undertaken in partnership with Friends Groups.” (NPS)

Our very presence in the parks, no matter how careful we are, can take a toll on the park's natural and cultural resources. As part of our larger commitment to responsible travel we are proud to announce our partnership with the friends groups that most directly benefit and support their respective parks. 

On any national park-based trip you take with AGC, you will be invited in your post-trip letter to make a donation directly to the friends group of the park(s) you visited.

There are many ways to give back to our parks and their friends group- volunteering, choosing certified guide tours, and connecting via social media are at the top of the list. As a company we commit to active engagement with these and other means of support. And we invite you to give back to the parks that you experience on an AGC trip by donating to the official partner groups listed below.  

 

National Park

Friends Group

AGC Trip

Shenandoah National Park Shenandoah National Park Trust

Hiking Lodge to Lodge on the Appalachian Trail

Acadia National Park Friends of Acadia National Park

Magical Maine

Bryce Canyon National Park Bryce Canyon National Historical Association

1. Hiking Bryce and Zion National Parks

2. Exploring the National Parks of Utah

3. Hiking the Grand Staircase Escalante

4. Hiking Utah's National Parks

Zion National Park Zion National Park Forever Project

1. Hiking Bryce and Zion National Parks

2. Exploring the National Parks of Utah

3. Hiking the Grand Staircase Escalante

4. Hiking Utah's National Parks

Death Valley National Park Death Valley Conservancy 

1. Death Valley Delights

2. Death Valley and Joshua Tree

Glacier National Park Glacier National Park Conservancy

Hiking and Rafting Glacier National Park

Olympic National Park Washington's National Park Fund

Peaks and Paddles in Olympic National Park

Smoky Mountains National Park Friends of the Great Smokies

1. Wildflowers and Waterfalls

2. Fall in the Great Smokies

Rocky Mountain National Park Rocky Mountain Conservancy

1. Hiking Colorado

2. Hiking and Sketching in the Colorado Rockies

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument Grand Staircase Escalante Partners 

Hiking the Grand Staircase National Parks

Blue Ridge Parkway Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation 

Blue Ridge Rambling

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Harpers Ferry Historical Association

1. Harpers Ferry Holiday

2. Harpers Ferry Fall Adventure

3. Slackpacking Harpers Ferry

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