“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.” – John Muir
This year, the National Park Service turns 100! We are paying tribute to a century of great work by sending coffee to the ranger offices, and we can’t say enough about how important the NPS is to us. They are the gatekeepers of adventure, preserving the incredible natural areas that never fail to shock and awe our systems.
We are an urban company and we love the city, but there’s nothing quite like cresting a ridge to see a vast view of untouched land. We need these open spaces, these unaltered views, places to go when we need to unplug, think things through, and push our bodies to their physical limits. We need our National Parks.
The NPS is a triumph of public policy and preservation. Founded officially in 1916, after decades of activism and advocacy by wilderness preservationists, the national parks system oversees some of America’s most impressive natural areas, landmarks, and monuments. Their work maintaining natural ecosystems and habitats is crucial to our scientific understanding of biodiversity. National Park Rangers’ work is diligent and meticulous, and includes everything from rescuing stranded hikers, to checking camping permits, to removing debris and foreign plant matter from trails and campsites (if you’ve ever dropped pistachio shells in a national park, a ranger probably picked them up).
To honor this work, we’re sharing coffee and love for the parks! We’ve already sent coffee to the rangers and now it’s your turn for a chance to win. Between now and 8/26, enter to win a La Colombe Park Pack by tagging your Instagram photos #LCParkLove. Not only wil you be entered to win, but you’ll see your photos up on our website here: lacolombe.com/pages/lcparklove. These can be old photos, new photos, photos of coffee at home, photos in your backyard, anything that shows your love for our national parks! We’ll select our 5 favorites by 8/26/2016. Any questions, shoot them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you out there!