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eParks

Posted in , , on 9-6-14

eParkseParks.com is the official online store of America’s national parks, and is operated by Eastern National. Founded in 1947, EN provides critical funding and support for educational and interpretive programs in America’s national parks and other public trusts. Since its inception, EN has donated over $107 million to its partners to enhance visitor experiences.

Eastern National was founded in 1947 by a group of park rangers. Their idea was to form a cooperating association that would serve a network of parks, and operate on a “sharing” principle. This meant that smaller parks, with lesser budgets and visitation, would be able to reap the benefits of a cooperating association, as many of the larger parks do. Since then, EN has grown to become the largest cooperating association in the United States, servicing over 155 parks, and operating more than 275 educational bookstores and museum shops in parks and other public trusts, ranging from Maine to South Dakota.