We have proudly partnered with Smucker’s on this post.
One thing we like to do during the summer months is spend time enjoying our National Parks. Over the years we have visited and made memories at some of the most beautiful parks here in the U.S. In 2016 the National Park System is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The agency has grown to include more than 400 of our country’s most important historical and cultural sites and iconic landscapes.
Our family enjoys spending time together and one of the best ways to teach our girls to conserve and respect our planet is to spend the time seeing and learning from these beautiful places. Our National Parks give us that place to safely explore and learn from the earth. We like to plan road trips to visit National Parks because it has been such a rewarding experience for our family.
Our national parks not only need visitors is ensure that they will live on for years to come but they also need other initiatives to protect and help restore to make sure they are protected for generations to come.
Easy ways you can make a natural difference right at home!
- Set up rain barrels to collect rainwater, which can be used to water your plants and lawn.
- Bring an empty bag while visiting your local park and pick up trash.
We were thrilled last week to join Find Your Voice which is an initiative by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) to help clean up one of our local parks here in southern California. It is their mission to engage local communities to get involved to help conserve local National Parks.
We joined other volunteers to help revitalize the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area with native plants and truly helping making downtown LA more beautiful. The park is well loved and enjoyed by families just like ours. Whether a family picnic or just hiking there are hundreds of miles of trails and fun to be had. In fact, this National Park is hiding right in plain sight and we were so happy to spend some time helping cleanup our local community.
Smucker’s is one of those brands that our family knows well. I can trust their Natural Peanut Butters. Whether it’s a busy back to school lunch or a hearty snack before taking a hike Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter adds an unprocessed, robust peanut flavor to your favorite recipes. I have to say, still a favorite from our girls is a peanut butter and jelly. Great on the go and even better on a hot day with a cool drink.
Smucker’s believes in making a natural difference and that’s why Smucker’s will support the efforts of the NPCA to conserve this nation’s natural wonders by donating $100,000 and encouraging consumers to get involved with NPCA initiatives across the country.
The National Parks Conservation Association is hosting events in and near national parks across the country. Smucker’s has helped support the NPCA and I was happy to partner with them on this post.
You can learn more and find an event near you at findyourvoice.camp.