Bright Angel Trailhead Restoration
Grand Canyon National Park has partnered with the Grand Canyon Association to improve the visitor experience at this historic trailhead, where hikers and mules have descended into the canyon for more than a century.
Thanks to our donors and members the Bright Angel trailhead will be transformed into a world-class destination that will be treasured for generations to come.
Dark Skies Experience
Photograph courtesy of Tyler Nordgern
Looking up into the vast night sky, visitors from urban areas around the world can witness the wonder of the Milky Way over the Grand Canyon.
Thanks to your support the park will develop a plan to reduce light pollution; begin the process to receive official “Dark Sky Park” status from the International Dark Sky Association; and reduce the energy consumption in keeping with the Climate Friendly Parks program.
Through your donations, GCA has purchased green-screen virtual technology that will allow children throughout the country to experience the canyon in real time and interact with NPS staff from their classrooms. Your investment has created Grand Canyon stewards for years to come.
Greenhouse at South Rim
Grand Canyon National Park has more plant species than any other national park in the United States. The park is committed to maintaining a native habitat for our vegetation, wildlife, endangered species and water resources. Prior to completion of this project, the Park nursery housed over 30,000 native plants without enough space for watershed restoration projects. With your help, we built a spacious, energy-efficient greenhouse that will support the entire vegetation program at the Grand Canyon.
Mather Point Amphitheatre
This beautiful stone amphitheater provides a spectacular setting for interpretive programs at Grand Canyon. Thanks to your donations, visitors can learn about the park while enjoying breathtaking views of the Colorado River, Zoroaster Temple, Phantom Ranch and Bright Angel Canyon.
Polk Science Fellowship
Your donations to the Polk Science Fellowship have allowed young scientists the opportunity to work alongside NPS science staff on archaeology digs, wildlife studies and restoration of native vegetation at Grand Canyon National Park. Thank you for donating to support the scientists of the future!
Zuni, Whitmore Panel Stabilization
The Pueblo of Zuni has identified the Whitmore Rock Art panel at river mile 188 as a tribally significant location, documenting Zuni emergence into this (the fourth) world. The panel is an archaeological site open to river trip visitation and is currently impacted by trailing and erosion of cultural materials. Work repaired an existing wall protecting the site and implement other stabilization measures.
Fundraising goal: $20,000 - COMPLETED