Hoping you all had a great holiday and a Happy New Year!
Just wanted to do a quick roundup of the campaign, now that the dust has settled…
A total of 1,404 dated, numbered and signed prints + an additional 446 “Worth Protecting” posters were mailed out to 446 backers across 45 states, the District of Columbia, as well as seven different countries.
Here’s a map showing where all you Kickstarter Backers are…
And here’s a chart that shows the distribution of all of the posters — those from the Centennial Collection campaign — and those that were added on through BackerKit at the end of the campaign.
I am putting together a collection of stories from backers, project supporters and customers around our National Parks and their experiences — Road Trips, Weddings & Anniversaries, Family Vacations, Friends Made Along the Way, Time Spent with Loved Ones — and would love to hear from you!!!
If you have a moment to write something up, that’s be awesome! You can send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Park Service celebrates 100 years in 2016 and January 18th is the first free admission day of the year.
Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2016:
- January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- April 16 through 24: National Park Week
- August 25 through 28: National Park Service Birthday
- September 24: National Public Lands Day
- November 11: Veterans Day
With 409 National Parks available to everyone, every day, these fee-free days provide an awesome opportunity to visit an old favorite or create new memories, including the 127 national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all of the time. Plan your visit and enjoy our country’s awesome landscapes, or those that celebrate our vibrant culture and rich history.
Although our National Parks offer an economical getaway or experience (with entrance fees that range from $3 to $30), these fee-free days make parks even more accessible to more people. Also, any fourth grade student can get a free annual pass through the Every Kid in a Park program, and active duty military and citizens with a permanent disability can also get free passes. Annual passes are a great way to save money on entrance fees — other than on fee-free days — and serve as a great way to support our National Parks year round!
Learn more about The National Park Poster Project at: http://www.national-park-posters.com
Ansel Adams had a huge influence on Robert Decker. When he was 19, Decker studied under the famous landscape photographer in Yosemite National Park.
Decker now lives in Nederland, Colorado. His latest endeavor is called “The National Park Poster Project,” a collection of retro-style posters for all 59 national parks. He hopes to finish the project by the end of the summer to commemorate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. Decker spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner. – Listen to the interview here: Colorado Public Radio Interview with Rob Decker.