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Capitol Reef National Park & The Fruita Historic District

Discover the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic wrinkle on earth!

Capitol Reef National Park is located in south-central Utah. The park is approximately 60 miles long on its north–south axis but an average of just 6 miles wide. The park was established in 1971 to preserve 241,904 acres of desert landscape. Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles.

Located partially in Wayne County, Utah, the area was originally named “Wayne Wonderland” in the 1920s by local boosters Ephraim P. Pectol and Joseph S. Hickman. Capitol Reef National Park was initially designated a national monument on August 2, 1937, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in order to protect the area’s colorful canyons, ridges, buttes, and monoliths; however, it was not until 1950 that the area officially opened to the public. Road access was improved in 1962 with the construction of State Route 24 through the Fremont River Canyon.

The majority of the nearly 100 mile long up-thrust formation is called the Waterpocket Fold, an especially rugged and spectacular segment of the Waterpocket Fold by the Fremont River. This rocky spine extends from Thousand Lake Mountain to Lake Powell. Capitol Reef was named for whitish Navajo Sandstone cliffs with dome formations—similar to the white domes often placed on capitol buildings. The local word reef refers to any rocky barrier to land travel, just as ocean reefs are barriers to sea travel.

The Capitol Reef National Park Poster is an original work created and signed by the artist. The original photograph was taken by Robert Decker in June of 2015 at the historic Gifford Farm. The poster was created in the style of the Works Progress Administration of the 1930s and 1940s, when the Federal Government started the Works Progress Administration (or the Works Program Administration), and commissioned hundreds of artists to create thousands of posters designs from which literally millions of prints were made. At that time, there were only 26 National Parks. And only 14 parks had posters created during the WPA.

Capitol Reef National Park

To see all of the posters in the 2015 Kickstarter Collection, please click here! 2015 Kickstarter Collection

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6 Hours Left in The National Park Poster Project Kickstarter Campaign!

With just about six hours left in the campaign, I wanted to send you a quick update about The National Park Poster Project.

Today, we surpassed the 400 backer mark! 418, and counting. I’m amazed at the level of support for the project and the campaign…so, a big THANK YOU to all of you!!!

With only a few hours left in the campaign, I wanted to let you know there’s still time to get involved with the campaign and take advantage of a couple of cool offers!

You can get the “Worth Protecting” WPA-style poster absolutely FREE — when you pledge $25 or more!

Worth Protecting

And, if we can reach one final stretch goal — 400% of our original funding mark — everyone will get the “America’s National Parks Map” for free as well.

America's National Parks

As a Campaign Backer, you’ll also have access to all of the other National Park Posters I have created — at 50% OFF — and with the holidays just around the corner, these numbered, dated and signed prints make excellent gifts for the National Park lover on your list!

Of course, I’d love it if you could pledge to the campaign, but perhaps more importantly, I could really use your help in spreading the word with just a few hours to go. If you could share the project with people you know, I would really appreciate it!

Here’s the link: http://kck.st/1GxgtV1

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48 Hours and Counting!!!

As we start to count down the campaign in hours (not days), I wanted to send you a quick note about The National Park Poster Project.

One more stretch goal to go…and here’s hoping you can help!

I’ve created a poster of America’s National Parks that shows the location for each of the 59 major National Parks. As you probably know, my goal is to create posters for each of these parks in time for the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service in August of 2016. It’s a lofty goal and a monumental effort.

Anyway, I’m hoping we can make a big final push on the campaign over the next two days (the campaign ends Thursday night)…and if we can reach 400% ($30K), everyone will get this park map for free!!! It’s totally doable, so, if you can share this project with your friends, family, fans and followers, I would really appreciate it…and everyone can get some free stuff!

Here’s the link: http://kck.st/1GxgtV1

America's National Parks

Map of America’s National Parks

Thanks!

Rob.

Here’s the campaign link one more time: http://kck.st/1GxgtV1

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National Park Posters named one the Top Sites that Benefit Nonprofits

The National Retail Federation estimates that online sales will grow 6 to 8 percent this holiday season. That translates into billions of dollars in consumer spending that can empower philanthropy and social good. By shopping at any of the 27 online stores listed below, conscious consumers can channel some of their spending power into the nonprofit sector. Or, if you prefer to donate to a nonprofit in the name of a friend, colleague, or loved one, you can purchase a tribute holiday gift. Either way, give back this holiday season and shop for good.

1. UNICEF Market

2. Syracuse Cultural Workers Store

3. Stand Up to Cancer Store

4. Smithsonian Store

5. Society B.shop

6. Skatistan Store

7. SFMoMA Museum Store

8. Serrv Store

9. Pura Vida Bracelets

10. PETA Store

11. PBS Kids Store

12. ONE Store

13. ONEHOPE Wine

14. National Wildlife Federation Store

15. NPR Store

16. National Park Posters

17. National Geographic Store

18. Habitat for Humanity Store

19. Greenheart Shop

20. FEED Projects

21. Everything Happy

22. Conscious Step

23. Brave Collection Store

24. Boot Campaign Store

25. Better World Bookstore

26. Art Institute of Chicago Museum

27. ACLU Store

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Now You Can Enjoy Olympic National Park Every Day!

Olympic National Park Poster Just Released!

The latest poster to be released by The National Park Poster Project is for Olympic National Park and features the park’s rain forest, massive trees and lush vegetation. With nearly one million acres, Olympic National Park encompasses several distinctly different ecosystems and protects a rich mosaic of natural and cultural history. Untamed rivers flow from glacier-capped peaks through valleys of old-growth forests, waves crash against a shoreline rich with life, and only trails traverse the vast interior of this internationally recognized wilderness.

And now you can enjoy Olympic National Park every day with this classic WPA-style poster — available exclusively to Kickstarter backers!

Olympic National Park

Learn more about the Olympic National Park poster and get the full story behind the Kickstarter campaign by clicking here ->

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The Park Catalog: A Great Resource for Outdoor Park Furnishings

I recently connected with the folks at The Park Catalog, a company that provides outdoor furnishings and amenities for a wide range of venues — from America’s majestic National Parks to the park down the street — including park benches, picnic tables, bike racks and much more. The White House, a national historic site, is even one of their customers! You can find out more about them here: http://www.theparkcatalog.com

The Park Catalog recently compiled this Top 20 List of the most popular US parks. Every year about 275 million visitors travel to more than 400 national park locations in the United States. Since 1916, the National Park Service and its 20,000 employees have maintained hundreds of parks, monuments, battlefields, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, scenic rivers, trails and more! If there are a few national parks you haven’t visited, be sure to put them on your list for future vacations. They are all truly magnificent and unique.

The Park Catalog staff are big advocates of visiting parks, traveling and the great outdoors. They regularly hang out in parks on weekends and vacation in our national parks. And, they share their park experiences in their monthly newsletter that covers a wide variety of different park issues – http://blog.theparkcatalog.com/

Basically, they love parks and advocate spending more time in them. If you’re involved with any sort of park at any level, this could be a great resource for you! Check them out here: http://www.theparkcatalog.com

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Take a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway!

Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Poster – Now On Kickstarter

The newest poster in the Centennial Collection – for for the Blue Ridge Parkway – was posted today on The National Park Poster Project Kickstarter page, which you can see here: Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Poster

Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Poster

The National Park Poster Project is now one of the most successful Art Projects on Kickstarter! And, the first 350 backers will now get the “Worth Protecting” WPA-style National Park poster for FREE!!!

Worth Protecting National Park Poster

For more information, and to see all of the posters in The National Park Poster Project Centennial Collection, please click here: The National Park Poster Project

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Poster Released on Kickstarter

The newest poster in the Centennial Collection – for Great Smoky Mountains National Park – was posted today on The National Park Poster Project Kickstarter page, which you can see here: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Poster

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Poster

The National Park Poster Project achieved amazing success on just its first day, hitting the initial funding goal in just 12 hours! Now with more than 160 backers on Kickstarter, the project is well on it’s way to becoming one of the most successful Art Projects on Kickstarter!

For more information, and to see all of the posters in The National Park Poster Project Centennial Collection, please click here: The National Park Poster Project

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TIME TO VOTE!

Please let me know which of these two versions you like best for Great Smoky Mountains National Park! And feel free to share it with anyone you know who has been to Great Smoky…I’d love all of the input I can get.

VOTE ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/NationalParkPosters/

This poster will be part of the Centennial Collection, which you can see on Kickstarter here: The National Park Poster Project Centennial THANKS!

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