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  • Flight 93 National Memorial | National Park Foundation
    in Shanksville Pennsylvania By preserving their final resting place as sacred ground constructing more than a dozen design features and surrounding it with dedicated park lands the legacy of Flight 93 will be passed along to each new generation The memorial will also include educational facilities and public programs to teach individuals about the events of September 11 and the historic landscape will be transformed and renewed through the planting of trees to create a living memorial The National Park Foundation is leading a national capital campaign to complete funding for the memorial the last major September 11 memorial which remains unfinished Under the leadership of honorary co chairs General Tommy Franks and Governor Tom Ridge and campaign chairman Chris Sullivan the memorial was dedicated on September 10 2011 Learn more Support the Flight 93 Memorial Facebook Twitter YouTube FLIGHT 93 VIDEOS View the Live Webcam FEATURED PARTNER The Roy A Hunt Foundation has supported the Flight 93 National Memorial for the second year in a row Through its program focus on environmental initiatives the Roy A Hunt Foundation s generous grant helps to provide solutions to the challenges of transforming a reclaimed coal mine into a publicly accessible national park and restored natural landscape More 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 Trail Talk Blog Celebrate Galentine s Day In National Parks My What High Peaks You Have Preserving The History Of A Culture Read More National Park News 25 New Projects Getting More Kids Adults 140 000 4th Graders To Visit Public Lands Than President Obama And

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/our-work/programs/flight-93-national-memorial (2016-02-12)
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  • Resource Recovery & Protection | National Park Foundation
    Park Foundation receives manages and puts into action conservation and historic preservation funds which arise from court orders mitigation and restoration projects and the settlement of criminal and civil cases From the reclamation of the Elwha River in Olympic National Park to the restoration of Everglades National Park s Hole in the Donut the National Park Foundation works closely with NPS biologists wildlife management specialists historic preservationists and engineers to ensure that funds are directed to most critical conservation preservation and restoration projects Join us Support Resource Recovery Protection and other National Park Foundation programs Success Story Gateway National Recreation Area Recovery and Protection Program NPF has partnered with the Sandy Hook unit of Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey to improve the park s natural and marine ecosystems Through the NPF Resources Recovery and Protection program More 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 Trail Talk Blog Celebrate Galentine s Day In National Parks My What High Peaks You Have Preserving The History Of A Culture Read More National Park News 25 New Projects Getting More Kids Adults 140 000 4th Graders To Visit Public Lands Than President Obama And First Family To Light Natio Read More Gear for Park Lovers NPF Est 1967 Washed Long Sleeve T Shirt 28 99 Buy Now See More Products NPF Partners See All Partners Explore Explore Parks Find A Park National Park Week Find Your Park Expedition About Our Mission Our Partners Become a Partner Annual Report Board of Directors Contact Our Work All Programs Protect Connect Inspire Local Park

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/our-work/programs/resource-recovery-protection (2016-02-12)
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  • Impact Grants | National Park Foundation
    to the site Fire Island National Seashore Fire Island National Seashore will partner with several organizations as well as Gateway National Recreation Area and Sagamore Hill National Historic Site to participate in The Long Island Century Bat Survey an event designed to collect important data about rapidly declining bat populations and to educate the public about the current status of bats and how they can help Gateway National Recreation Area The park and the communities in Brooklyn and Queens that surround Jamaica Bay are dealing with acres of invasive plants which harm native insects and birds and the effects of climate change via sea level rise and super storms such as Hurricane Sandy threatening breeding and spawning grounds of numerous species of wildlife This project will bring students and the elderly in the community to gether to grow and plant native plants to improve the ecological health and strom resiliency of Jamaica Bay George Washington Birthplace National Monument This park will undertake a native plant habitat restoration project to restore native grasses and shrubs along shoreline areas improving the habitat for native birds small mammals and estuarine invertebrates The park will partner with the Mid Atlantic Exotic Plant Management Team and 4 H volunteer staff Great Egg Harbor Scenic and Recreational River Local school groups will conduct scientific fisheries sampling and data collection combined with service based student learning and interpretation to help determine if fisheries resources in the Great Egg Harbor River and Estuary are adequate to provide a multiple species sustainable ecosystem Great Smoky Mountains National Park Wetlands are uncommon in Great Smoky Mountains National Park yet provide critical habitat for diverse native plants and animals some found nowhere else in the park Bears bobcats foxes birds amphibians and fish call wetlands home but these habitats are severely impacted by invasive plant species This project will allow for invasive plant removal seed collection propagation and planting of native species and educational outreach Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guadalupe Mountains National Park will implement a pilot project to re establish native wildlife habitat by restoring degraded Chihuahuan Desert grasslands in the park s Salt Basin Restoring the degraded grasslands within the park will benefit species such as the pronghorn antelope kit fox and Montezuma quail Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument In August 2010 the Long Butte wildfire burned over 75 of the park resulting in low quality habitats in the area This project will restore areas of low habitat quality located in the park and increase public understanding of key ecological principles through partnerships and community outreach including local schools Hawai i Volcanoes National Park The goals of this project are to increase the resiliency of the park s population of endangered hawksbill turtles which has decreased due to the loss of nesting habitat caused by climate change expand nesting habitat by removing invasive woody plants taking over beaches relocate at risk nests in overcrowded sites to higher ground and less crowded sites and provide interpretation of park recovery efforts

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/our-work/programs/impact-grants (2016-02-12)
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  • Ticket to Ride | National Park Foundation
    to Ride Grantees brought more than 70 000 students to national parks across the country You can read more about the inspiring results of the program here Ticket to Ride TTR funding allowed students to come all summer long to engage in service learning projects aimed at creating park stewards Students participating in our NPF funded Growing a Wild Brooklyn and Queens were able to come to the park for the first time to collect native plant seeds to grow in their classrooms over the winter for planting in the park this spring Without TTR funding these classes who had not been involved in Gateway National Recreation Area before would have found it too time consuming and difficult to arrange for bus transportation to and from a park they had never visited before Specifically the Ticket to Ride Grant allowed 70 students from three different housing projects to come to the park by metro bus all summer long engage in a ranger SCA guided program about sustainable living and creating a more resilient park ecosystem Park Ranger To learn more about this year s grantees click here Ticket to Ride Videos Success Story Culture and Arts In The Park At Chamizal National Memorial located in El Paso Texas the Ticket to Ride program allowed over 3 400 disadvantaged students to visit and learn about the memorial Chamizal is one of the largest open More Ticket to Ride Photos 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 Trail Talk Blog Celebrate Galentine s Day In National Parks My What High Peaks

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/our-work/programs/ticket-ride (2016-02-12)
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  • Transportation Scholars | National Park Foundation
    National Park Cuyahoga Valley National Park is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 most visited national parks in the National Park System However this urban park which lies between Cleveland and Akron an hour s drive of 3 4 million people is under utilized by local residents particularly those who have to rely on public transportation to access the park The park in partnership with the National Park Foundation has an opportunity in 2013 2014 to change the way our urban national park connects to the city of Cleveland and the surrounding communities within Cuyahoga County The Transportation Scholar will research and develop public transportation options that connect the public bus service to Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad the already existing Alternative Transportation System in the park to engage underserved communities National Mall National Mall and Memorial Parks is an urban park that not only hosts visitors from around the country and around the globe but also local bike commuters and other recreationalists Balancing the needs of each user group in a way that mazimizes safety and visitor experience is of utmost importance The Transporatino SChoalr will detail and formulate strategic solutions for the access and circulation opportunities highlighted in the National Mall Plan including examining bicycle infrastructure gaps within the park s jurisdiction which include several multi use trail connections as well as the connections to Washington D C and Maryland bike lanes and trails An important part of the study will be to examine the potential conflicts at pinch points resulting from the large volume of multi modal users such as pedestrians Segways automobiles tour buses pedicabs and assistive devices for people with disabilities to formulate a range of solutions for these locations Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park the nation s first National Park has set visitation records four out of the last five years peaking in 2010 at approximately 3 6 million visitors Consequently the percentage of visitors entering through the parks northern entrance the park s only year around entrance has increased significantly The result has been entrance traffic backing up through the Roosevelt Arch and into the gateway community of Gardiner Montana causing significant traffic congestion gridlock and frustration In June 2012 an inter agency steering committee was created to work cooperatively on ensuing traffic and pedestrian safety issues associated with the Gardiner Gateway Project The Transportation Scholar will continue for a second year working with the gateway community to complete an engineering study work with and coordinate the newly formed inter agency steering committee and provide technical assistance when necessary Lowell National Historical Park Lowell National Historical Park is working in cooperation with several local partners to pursue expansion of the Park s 1 5 mile visitor trolley system into a larger 7 mile public transit system creating a heritage transit system in downtown Lowell Massachusetts As is typical of older cities roadways within Lowell are narrow with limited opportunities for expansion due to existing development much of which is historic and

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/our-work/programs/transportation-scholars (2016-02-12)
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  • National Christmas Tree Lighting | National Park Foundation
    represented one our country s most important and longest standing holiday and national park traditions In recent years the National Park Service and National Park Foundation have brought the tradition to new heights furthering its reach both in the United States and abroad Featuring A list performers along with special guests the First Family this annual event is now recognized as one of the country s premier eagerly anticipated holiday traditions in one of our country s most celebrated national parks Learn more National Christmas Tree Lighting Videos National Christmas Tree Lighting Photos Featured Partners Underwriters Laboratories Underwriters Laboratories Inc UL is the premier sponsor of the National Christmas Tree Lighting 2010 UL is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing standards for safety since 1894 For over a century UL has been working to make the holidays and every day safe for families Learn more 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 Trail Talk Blog Celebrate Galentine s Day In National Parks My What High Peaks You Have Preserving The History Of A Culture Read More National Park News 25 New Projects Getting More Kids Adults 140 000 4th Graders To Visit Public Lands Than President Obama And First Family To Light Natio Read More Gear for Park Lovers NPF Est 1967 Washed Long Sleeve T Shirt 28 99 Buy Now See More Products NPF Partners See All Partners Explore Explore Parks Find A Park National Park Week Find Your Park Expedition About Our Mission Our Partners Become a Partner Annual Report

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/our-work/programs/national-christmas-tree-lighting (2016-02-12)
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  • Web Ranger | National Park Foundation
    our national treasures The WebRangers site is full of games activities maps and secret codes Kids will explore the National Parks through this online format and then want to head out to the Parks to become a Junior Ranger The website has been developed by the National Park Service with the support of the National Park Foundation and the Best Buy Childrens Foundation To learn more visit www nps gov webrangers 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 Trail Talk Blog Celebrate Galentine s Day In National Parks My What High Peaks You Have Preserving The History Of A Culture Read More National Park News 25 New Projects Getting More Kids Adults 140 000 4th Graders To Visit Public Lands Than President Obama And First Family To Light Natio Read More Gear for Park Lovers NPF Est 1967 Washed Long Sleeve T Shirt 28 99 Buy Now See More Products NPF Partners See All Partners Explore Explore Parks Find

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/our-work/programs/web-ranger (2016-02-12)
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  • Rock Creek Park Impact Grant | National Park Foundation
    and to ensure safety of the gardeners particularly youth and elderly members The project will also fund a series of demonstration garden beds and accompanying interpretive signage along the pathway at the front of the garden to enhance opportunities for educational interaction with passersby Associated Parks Rock Creek Park Associated Programs Impact Grants 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 Trail Talk Blog Celebrate Galentine s Day In National Parks My What High Peaks You Have Preserving The History Of A Culture Read More National Park News 25 New Projects Getting More Kids Adults 140 000 4th Graders To Visit Public Lands Than President Obama And First Family To Light Natio Read More Gear for Park Lovers NPF Est 1967 Washed Long Sleeve T Shirt 28 99 Buy Now See More Products NPF Partners See All Partners Explore Explore Parks Find A Park National Park Week Find Your Park Expedition About Our Mission Our Partners Become a Partner Annual

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/our-work/success-stories/rock-creek-park-impact-grant (2016-02-12)
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