Looking into the Future
Since 1951, Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association (TRNHA) has made it our mission to enhance the experience of visitors through education and research. Our goal is to connect visitors with North Dakota's public lands not only through the sale of educational merchandise, but also by providing experiences. In 2019, we focused our attention on getting the word out about our mission, and it appears to have paid off with us experiencing record sales.
Each year TRNHA works with the National Park Service to set a budget for spending funds raised the previous year. In 2019, we provided the NPS with a total of $89,781 in Aid which was the highest amount of aid we have ever provided. These funds were raised through Park Store sales and were used in a variety of ways.
Aid funds supported special events in Theodore Roosevelt National Park and at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. We also had the opportunity to work with the park on the beginning stages of developing a new South Unit Interpretive Display, which is set to be completed in April 2020. Other funds were used for interpretive interns, education supplies, visitor center services, and more! We loved 2019, which was made remarkable by the generosity of our members and store shoppers. To say 2019 was a spectacular year, would be an understatement. Yet, we are confident that the best is yet to come!
As we move into 2020, we are excited to begin spending some of the funds we have been reserving for larger projects on larger projects within our partner sites. We are planning to once again break our funding records, and assist the park with some awesome projects! In 2020, we will have an opportunity to give over $200,000 back to our NPS partners and it was made possible by you!