0 She loved Washington's national parks, so she left them $1 million.
TACOMA, Wash. - Washington state's three national parks are planning upgrades thanks to a $1 million donation from the estate of a woman who loved the outdoors, according to Washington's National Park Fund.
Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks plan to use the money for a computer dispatch system that will allow operators to monitor rangers in the wilderness.
“This funding comes at a pivotal time for Washington’s three largest national parks,” Sarah Creachbaum, Olympic National Park's superintendent, said in a statement.
“Our country’s national parks have experienced many financial challenges in recent years and there is a significant maintenance backlog.
Washington's National Park Fund, a philanthropic partner of the state's national parks, has given $4 million to the parks in recent years.
"Not only will it provide immediate vital support to Washington’s national parks, it ushers in a new level giving for WNPF. »