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  • Say "Thanks" to Mom & Mother Earth With Macy's & the National Park Foundation | National Park Foundation
    now through Mother s Day the public is invited to visit www facebook com macys to thank mothers across the globe with a free personalized Facebook message in honor of Mother s Day 2011 For every message that is sent where you select National Park Foundation as your charity of choice Macy s will donate five dollars up to a total of 400 000 in the recipient s honor to the National Park Foundation Individuals can send up to 10 messages a day The National Park Foundation is one of five mom approved charities that Macy s will contribute to as part of the Thank a Mom Movement Find out more about the work of the National Park Foundation and how to help at www nationalparks org ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured landscapes ecosystems and historic sites all protected in America s nearly 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to connect you and all Americans to the parks and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow Join us This is Your Land www nationalparks org FACEBOOK www facebook com nationalpark TWITTER twitter com goparks Contact Information Alanna Sobel PR 202 354 6480 Alanna Sobel Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide Sign up for the latest park news and travel tips and get a free copy of the National Park Owner s Guide Sign Up Now National Park News 25 New Projects Getting More Kids Adults 140 000 4th Graders To

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  • It's National Park Week! What Park are You Headed to? | National Park Foundation
    activities taking place this week across the nation include Everglades National Park Florida Monday April 18 2 15pmET Come on out and enjoy a hands on talk about ecology history environmental issues and some other surprising unknown aspects of the Everglades Meet behind the Visitor Center at 2 15pm ET Fort Donelson National Battlefield Tennessee Tuesday April 19 9 00am 4 00pm ET The Stewart County Visitor Center in partnership with Fort Donelson National Battlefield and the Tennessee State Museum is pleased to host a traveling exhibit highlighting the story of cavalry in Civil War Tennessee Photographs artifacts and stories explain the unique role of mounted warfare in Tennessee during the American Civil War The Stewart County Visitor Center is located almost across the street from the Fort Donelson National Battlefield visitor center on HWY 79 in Dover Call 931 305 4447 for more information Jean Lafitte National Historical Park Preserve Louisiana Wednesday April 20 9 30am 10 30amCT Take an hour long stroll along the Mississippi River levee for an overview of New Orleans history 25 free tickets are distributed at 9 00 a m on a first come first served basis at the French Quarter Visitor Center 419 Decatur Street New Orleans Muir Woods National Monument California Thursday April 21 John Muir s birthday 8 00amPT Start the morning off with a quiet walk through what John Muir called the best tree lover s monument in all the forests of the world Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ohio Friday April 22 Earth Day 9 00am 12 00pmET Celebrate Earth Day with a 5 mile hike on Ledges area trails and learn how organizations and individuals worked together to plant seeds of conservation in the Cuyahoga Valley Jewel Cave National Monument South Dakota Saturday April 23 Junior Ranger Day 9 00amMT Young visitors and their families are invited to take a guided hike on the one quarter mile Roof Trail and learn about the second longest cave in the world Biscayne National Park Florida Sunday April 24 9 00am 12 00pmET Explore Biscayne National Park s mangrove shoreline on a leisurely paddle to learn about mangroves manatees fish and more Visit www nationalparkweek org for more information on National Park Week including a full listing of events get FREE national park travel guides details on how you can share your park adventure with other travelers and information about how you can support the parks Whether it is during National Park Week or any other day of the year it is the generous support of individuals foundations and corporations that allow the National Park Foundation to continue its Congressionally chartered mission to support and protect America s treasured national parks Give today at www nationalparks org to the National Park Foundation and your gift will be MATCHED up to 50 000 With your help we can provide the necessary support to America s nearly 400 national parks The National Park Foundation is proud to recognize Aramark Parks and Destinations Bank of

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  • History & NPF Embark on Four Year Educational & Fund-Raising Initiative | National Park Foundation
    activity sheets on the back mails in April 2011 Newspaper in Education Civil War supplement Will reach 4MM students and families and all members of Congress print date April 11 2011 Electronic field trip webcast organized with the National Park Foundation date TBD National History Day Educators guide mails in June includes tips for using Civil War content in National History Day projects Co sponsor of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Civil War Of the Student By the Student For the Student Civil War themed vodcast program students will embark on training to write act and shoot their own Civil War film HISTORY has also launched a dedicated website Civil War 150 to launch on April 12 bringing consumers from history enthusiasts to those with a casual interest in the War an immersive in depth look at one of America s most important tragic and fascinating events Hosted on History com the site identifies the 150 people places events and technology that defined America s greatest conflict using cutting edge design to create a multi media online experience History com worked with a variety of 16 prominent Civil War experts and historians to create an authoritative list for the Civil War 150 asking them to cast their votes for what they thought were the most important people places events and technology to highlight Users can check out what the experts picked vote for their own choices and share with friends via social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter The distinguished experts and historians that contributed to the content of the Civil War 150 include Garry Adelman Director of History and Education Civil War Preservation Trust Edward Ayers President University of Richmond William Blair Professor The Pennsylvania State University Charles Bryan Jr President Emeritus Virginia Historical Society Spencer Crew Professor African American History George Mason University Drew Gilpin Faust President Harvard University Gary Gallagher Professor History of the American Civil War University of Virginia Harold Holzer Chairman Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation James O Horton Professor American Studies and History George Washington University Bob Kirby Superintendent Gettysburg National Military Park Bruce Levine Professor of History University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Edna Greene Medford Professor Chairperson Department of History Howard University James McPherson Emeritus Professor Princeton University Matthew Pinsker Associate Professor of History Dickinson College Dwight Pitcaithley Professor New Mexico State University and Nina Sibler Professor Department of History Boston University As well as part of GIVE 150 and the broad scope educational initiative HISTORY also recently announced THE NATIONAL CIVIL WAR STUDENT CHALLENGE a trivia competition launched by HISTORY and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt The Challenge which will award a total of 35 000 in college scholarships including a 15 000 scholarship to the grand prize winner and began on April 7 During the CHALLENGE high school students who excel in Civil War history will have the opportunity to turn their knowledge into college scholarships In addition HISTORY has joined with the Library of Congress with whom the network has a longstanding

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  • National Park Foundation Announces "Egg-Cellent Egg-Venture" | National Park Foundation
    Roll The beloved event takes place on the South Lawn of the White House each year on the Monday after Easter The White House is part of Presidents Park one of the 394 sites protected within the National Park System This year s White House Easter Egg comes in four pastel colors purple pink green yellow and includes the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady In a continued effort to make the Easter Egg Roll more environmentally friendly all eggs have again been crafted in the United States from Forest Stewardship Council certified hardwood The packaging has also been designed to minimize waste and environmental impact helping to create a greener Easter egg and Easter egg packaging The 2011 Easter Egg Roll will take place on Monday April 25th The White House Easter Egg Roll is focused on promoting health and wellness with the theme Get Up and Go For more information about the event visit http www whitehouse gov eastereggroll ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks Chartered by Congress we work hand in hand with the National Park Service to strengthen and connect all Americans to our parks so they are protected for present and future generations It is a legacy that began more than a century ago when private citizens took action to first establish then protect and endow our national parks Today the National Park Foundation carries on that tradition as the only national charitable partner for America s national parks To learn more visit www nationalparks org Join us This is Your Land www nationalparks org FACEBOOK http www facebook com nationalpark TWITTER http twitter com goparks Contact Information Marjorie Taft Hall Communications Director 202 354 6480 mhall nationalparks org Support Your

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  • Make the Most of National Park Week 2011 at National Parkweek.org | National Park Foundation
    said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation We hope everyone will take advantage of this week long celebration by getting outdoors to a national park and getting healthy When you go we invite you to bring a young person with you and show them the majesty of these places By doing so you guarantee the future of our parks for generations to come For more information on National Park Week and a full listing of events including details on park specific Earth Day events April 22 Junior Ranger Day activities April 23 and ways to lend a hand in local parks on Volunteer Day April 16 please visit www nationalparkweek org Whether it is during National Park Week or any other day of the year it is the generous support of individuals foundations and corporations that allow the National Park Foundation to continue its Congressionally chartered mission to support and protect America s treasured national parks The National Park Foundation is proud to recognize Bank of America Energizer Peace Cereal and The North Face for their support of National Park Week Find out more about the work of the National Park Foundation and how to help at www nationalparks org ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks Chartered by Congress we work hand in hand with the National Park Service to strengthen and connect all Americans to our parks so they are protected for present and future generations It is a legacy that began more than a century ago when private citizens took action to first establish then protect and endow our national parks Today the National Park Foundation carries on that tradition as the only national charitable partner for America s national parks To

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  • "Share the Experience" Photo Contest Winners Announced | National Park Foundation
    Colorado Springs Colorado will receive a three day two night trip for two to a Federal Recreation Area an Olympus PEN E PL 1 Camera Kit a Gander Mountain Gift Card Merrell Moab Shoes and a Federal Recreation Land Pass for his photo of the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge Third Place winner Greg Clure of Newbury Park California will receive an Olympus STYLUS TOUGH 8010 Digital Camera a Gander Mountain Gift Card Merrell Moab Shoes and a Federal Recreation Land Pass for his photo of Arapaho National Forest Fourth Place winner Dennis Carroll of Benbrook Texas will receive an Olympus STYLUS TOUGH 6020 Digital Camera a Gander Mountain Gift Card Merrell Moab Shoes and a Federal Recreation Land Pass Each of the ten Honorable Mention photos will receive an Olympus STYLUS TOUGH 3000 Digital Camera a Gander Mountain Gift Card Merrell Moab Shoes and a Federal Recreation Land Pass The 2010 Honorable Mention recipients are Charlotte Rayl of Eagan Minnesota Stacy Mizell of San Antonio Texas Jeffrey Lanzafame of Pittsburg California Mark McCandless of Cedar Hill Tennessee Haroon Ahmad of Zionsville Indiana Jennifer Courtney of Shippensburg Pennsylvania Kathleen Turner of Fairplay Colorado Lisa Garcia of Waxahachie Texas Troy Duncan of Encinitas California and Wei Sun of Haymarket Virginia A complete list of winners and honorable mentions and their photos are available for viewing at www nationalparks org photowinners More information on the 2011 photo contest will be announced in June Check www sharetheexperience org for more information Share the Experience is the official photo contest of America s national parks and federal recreation lands Sponsored by Olympus and the National Park Foundation the official charity of America s national parks in partnership with the National Park Service the Bureau of Land Management the Bureau of Reclamation the U S Fish and Wildlife Service and the U S Forest Service the Share the Experience Photo Contest entries showcase the more than 500 million acres of Federal Lands and draws entries from all across the United States ABOUT OLYMPUS IMAGING AMERICA INC Olympus Imaging America Inc is a precision technology leader designing and delivering award winning products for consumer and professional markets Olympus Imaging America Inc works collaboratively with its customers and its ultimate parent company Olympus Corporation to develop breakthrough technologies with revolutionary product design and functionality that enhances people s lives every day These include Digital Cameras Professional and Consumer Interchangeable Lens System Cameras Related Underwater Products and Accessories Digital and Microcassette Recorders Digital Media Binoculars Olympus Imaging America Inc is responsible for sales in the United States Canada Mexico the Caribbean and Central and South America For more information visit www getolympus com ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured landscapes ecosystems and historic sites all protected in America s nearly 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks We work hand in hand with the

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  • NPF Announces 2011 Relationship With USA TODAY | National Park Foundation
    crash site to its natural splendor A major reforestation effort will begin with the planting of a tree lined walkway to the crash site and 40 memorial groves one for each of the passengers and crew on board Flight 93 When the memorial is completed over 140 000 trees will have been planted The National Park Foundation is proud to have USA TODAY on our side as we work towards the completion of the Flight 93 National Memorial said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation Combining their commitment to environment and the Foundation s current reforestation efforts at the memorial site is a fitting and timely match For more information on the story of Flight 93 and the national memorial please go to www honorflight93 org For more information about how to subscribe to USA TODAY and participate in the USA TODAY EZ Pay subscription program please go to www usatodaysubscribe com ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks Chartered by Congress we work hand in hand with the National Park Service to strengthen and connect all Americans to our parks so they are protected for present and future generations It is a legacy that began more than a century ago when private citizens took action to first establish then protect and endow our national parks Today the National Park Foundation carries on that tradition as the only national charitable partner for America s national parks To learn more visit www nationalparks org ABOUT THE FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL On September 24 2002 Congress passed the Flight 93 National Memorial Act The Act created a new national park unit to commemorate the passengers and crew of Flight 93 who on September 11 2001 courageously gave

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  • "The 9/11 Flight 93 Rose" to Benefit Flight 93 Memorial | National Park Foundation
    tea rose dark red in color with a white stripe on the inside petals and is named and registered with the American Rose Society International Cultivar Registration Authority for Roses The concept for the rose was originated by Michael L Emerson a Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign Steering Committee member and rose growing enthusiast The 9 11 Flight 93 Rose honors and commemorates the 40 heroes of Flight 93 in two important ways said Emerson It helps to generate funds to build the National Memorial in Shanksville and it is also a daily reminder that can be owned cared for and enjoyed by anyone touched by this incredible story of bravery it is a remembrance than can be grown in any backyard community park business school almost anywhere Starting today The 9 11 Flight 93 Rose is available for purchase through three participating nurseries Each rose bush retails for between 17 00 and 30 00 depending on size Five dollars from the sale of each rose bush which is already included in the price of the rose bush will be donated to the Flight 93 Memorial Fund and will fund landscaping and beautification initiatives as part of the memorial s design For more information or to purchase the 9 11 Flight 93 Rose go to www honorflight93 org rose ABOUT THE FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL On September 24 2002 Congress passed the Flight 93 National Memorial Act The Act created a new national park unit to commemorate the passengers and crew of Flight 93 who on September 11 2001 courageously gave their lives thereby thwarting a planned attack on our nation s capital The memorial is outside Shanksville Pennsylvania where Flight 93 crashed with the loss of its 40 passengers and crew For more information about the Flight 93 National

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