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  • National Park Service And National Park Foundation Launch #FINDYOURPARK, Encouraging People To Connect With And Celebrate Our National Parks And Public Lands | National Park Foundation
    and cultural sites that tell the story of our country said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell As we approach the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service this is a perfect time for all Americans especially young people to Find Your Park from neighborhood parks to national parks and all public lands in between The centennial is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the National Park Service to reflect on our accomplishments and to use all of our parks and programs to connect all Americans and visitors from around the world with the natural cultural and historic treasures in our care said National Park Service Director Jonathan B Jarvis As a new generation responds to Find Your Park I am confident that this campaign will have a powerful impact that will last through our next 100 years We believe that Find Your Park will inspire people everywhere to engage more deeply and more often with the National Park Service and its transformative work in communities across the country said National Park Foundation Interim President Dan Wenk By connecting the next generation with our national parks in meaningful ways we are building a movement that will help ensure that these special places are protected well beyond the next 100 years Centennial Ambassadors Bill Nye scientist Bella Thorne TV and film actress Roselyn Sanchez TV and film actress Terrence J TV personality and Mary Lambert singer songwriter and LGBT advocate are helping to reach the next generation of park visitors supporters and advocates To inspire participation in the Find Your Park movement each of them has filmed and shared their own personal national park story at different places across the country Bill Nye at Statue of Liberty National Monument General Grant National Memorial Castle Clinton National Monument Bella Thorne at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Roselyn Sanchez at Golden Gate National Recreation Area Terrence J at Yosemite National Park Mary Lambert at Boston National Historical Park Science is the best idea humans ever had as Bill Nye often says and our national parks monuments and historic sites are often called America s Best Idea We need to preserve and protect them Let s work together to understand the impact of climate change on our parks and sites so that we can enjoy them now and well into the future beyond the centennial of the National Park Service I found my park practically in my backyard at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area with my sister said Bella Thorne I hope that through Find Your Park people my age will rediscover the national parks and be inspired to volunteer and truly understand the importance of preservation My husband and I were married at Castillo San Cristóbal part of San Juan National Historic Site in my native Puerto Rico and I have a deep connection to the national parks through my Hispanic community and heritage said Roselyn Sanchez I feel centered when I am in a national park through hiking biking

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  • President Obama Announces Effort To Welcome 4 Million Kids In Parks With “Every Kid In A Park” | National Park Foundation
    opportunities and more possible Over the last three years National Park Foundation grants have made it possible for more than 200 000 students to visit their national parks Thanks to our public private partnerships we are able to open up a world of experiential learning in our nation s largest classrooms our national parks Every Kid in a Park will enhance this important work and will give many youth and their families the opportunity to explore our national parks for the first time This aligns perfectly with our mission as we focus on engaging the next generation of park stewards as well as those who already know and love the parks said Dan Wenk president of the National Park Foundation We applaud President Obama on his commitment to this initiative and we re thrilled to work with all of our partners including the National Park Service local Friends Groups various youth organizations philanthropists and foundations to connect kids to America s magnificent national parks inspiring their natural curiosity and love of these special places This initiative advances the National Park Foundation and National Park Service s centennial goal of connecting with and creating the next generation of national park visitors supporters and advocates In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial in 2016 the National Park Foundation is also spearheading a two year public engagement and education campaign launching this spring titled Find Your Park The initiative will highlight the National Park Service s important work inviting people everywhere to connect with their parks and inspiring the next generation of park stewards In addition as part of its commitment to the National Park Service Centennial the Foundation is embarking on a national fundraising campaign dedicated to raising private support for America s national parks ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The

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  • Nearly $8 Million Donated To National Park Foundation In Support Of Pullman National Monument | National Park Foundation
    all of America and I am proud of everyone who made this day possible These gifts advance President Obama s Centennial Initiative for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 a multi year effort to invest in the park system s most important assets engage volunteers and the next generation and leverage public private partnerships to enhance the national park experience for millions of visitors from around the world These generous donors are helping us establish the first national park in Chicago and tell the important American stories that have unfolded in the Pullman neighborhood and related to the Pullman Company said National Park Service Director Jonathan B Jarvis With the support they have pledged we can move ahead with our vision of a park that shares important civil rights industrial development and labor relations stories with visitors from around the world Built in the 1880s as an industrial town for the Pullman Company the historic district highlights both the promise of American opportunity and the struggles for civil rights and fair labor standards This is the neighborhood George Pullman created to provide his employees a good life and where those employees turned out luxury railway cars that transformed travel in the United States This is also the neighborhood where those employees organized a strike because Pullman refused to lower rents when he lowered wages in 1894 With the support of the newly formed American Railway Union this strike shut down rail travel west of Detroit affecting some 250 000 workers in 27 states President Grover Cleveland invoking the Sherman Antitrust Act for the first time against labor called in federal troops leading to clashes and casualties And in the midst of this battle as a gesture toward labor Congress enacted legislation to make Labor Day a federal holiday The Pullman historic district also provides wonderful context for telling the story of the African American porters and maids Pullman hired soon after their emancipation from slavery to provide service in his luxury rail cars Their experience laid the foundation in significant measure for the rise of the African American middle class And their union organization into the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters resulted in the first collective bargaining agreement between an African American union and a major company a key milestone in the civil rights movement The support for Pullman National Monument is an inspiring example of how public private partnerships support America s most treasured and important places at the times and in the ways they need it most said Dan Wenk president of the National Park Foundation We are grateful to everyone who is making this park a reality and we look forward to working with more philanthropists and organizations on transformative gifts to further bolster national parks across the country From its inception the National Park System has benefited from private support Many of the earliest national parks were the direct beneficiaries of the transcontinental railroad companies and generous philanthropists have always stepped forward

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  • 15 Winter Wonderlands In Your National Parks | National Park Foundation
    of the incredible experiences that can be had in our national parks during the chillier time of year said Dan Wenk president of the National Park Foundation Winter Wonderlands will inspire both frequent and first time national park visitors to plan unforgettable wintertime adventures in America s treasured places The Winter Wonderlands guide details top winter activities and how to get to the parks Suggestions include Ice fishing at Acadia National Park in Maine Stargazing at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah Contra dancing at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio Sledding at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado Hiking at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee and North Carolina Snowshoeing at Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota Visit www nationalparks org winterwonderlands to download a FREE copy of Winter Wonderlands today There visitors will also have access to other great FREE resources from the National Park Foundation including the original Owner s Guide a comprehensive traveler s companion to America s more than 400 national parks ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service Chartered by Congress in 1967 the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes vibrant culture and rich history and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www nationalparks org 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

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  • President’s 2016 Budget Proposal Supports National Parks | National Park Foundation
    vibrant culture and rich history As we enter the second century of the National Park Service in 2016 and introduce and re introduce the national parks to people everywhere we are grateful to see that the budget contains vital support for expanding the use of parks for experiential learning and recreation engaging hundreds of thousands of volunteers repairing aging infrastructure dedicating resources to ensuring the parks are safe spaces where all narratives can be shared telling America s proudest moments and reflecting on America s struggles and connecting urban communities with their national parks We are also pleased that the proposed budget acknowledges the importance of public private partnerships such as those leveraged by the National Park Foundation and local Friends Groups with its inclusion of the federal match for National Park Service Centennial Challenge projects and programs We look forward to working with individuals and organizations to make these matches come to fruition for our national parks ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service Chartered by Congress in 1967 the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes vibrant culture and rich history and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www nationalparks org 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

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  • National Park Foundation Commends Senate Passage Of National Defense Authorization Act | National Park Foundation
    Senator Mike Enzi Representative Erik Paulsen and Representative Marcy Kaptur have our deepest gratitude for their leadership Earlier this year the bipartisan coin legislation passed the House of Representatives with more than 400 votes but was held up in the Senate despite garnering the support of 75 senators The public lands component of NDAA would also create six new national park sites Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park in Rhode Island and Massachusetts Coltsville National Historical Park in Connecticut Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Maryland Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Washington Tennessee and New Mexico Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico and Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument in Nevada The National Park Foundation looks forward to working with National Park Service staff and local community partners including Friends Groups at each new park The centerpiece of the National Park Service s 2016 Centennial will be a broad public engagement campaign to reintroduce the national parks and the work of the National Park Service to a new generation of Americans inviting them to visit and get involved The two year effort will begin in 2015 and will run throughout the National Park Service s 100th anniversary year in 2016 Plans for the campaign entitled Find Your Park are underway in collaboration with the National Park Foundation For more information about National Park Foundation projects and programs please visit the National Park Foundation website ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service Chartered by Congress in 1967 the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural

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  • National Park Foundation Applauds Inclusion Of National Park Service Commemorative Coin Bill In NDAA Public Lands Package | National Park Foundation
    garnered the support of 75 senators We re very pleased that the National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act has been included in the NDAA We thank Speaker Boehner Senator Reid and Senator McConnell for their leadership in ensuring that NDAA proceeds with the coin bill said Dan Wenk interim president of the National Park Foundation Chairman Hastings Chairwoman Landrieu and Ranking Members DeFazio and Murkowski were instrumental in negotiating the public lands package and we appreciate them including the commemorative coin language Congressman Paulsen and Congresswoman Kaptur have been dedicated champions of the effort to pass the NPS 100 th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act The legislation would not have gotten to this point without their leadership added Wenk The centerpiece of the National Park Service s 2016 Centennial will be a broad public engagement campaign to reintroduce the national parks and the work of the National Park Service to a new generation of Americans inviting them to visit and get involved The two year effort will begin in 2015 and will run throughout the National Park Service s 100th anniversary year in 2016 Plans for the campaign entitled Find Your Park are underway in collaboration with the National Park Foundation For more information about the National Park Foundation and the National Park Service Centennial please visit www nationalparks org ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service Chartered by Congress in 1967 the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes vibrant culture and rich history and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards Find out more

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  • President Obama And First Family To Light The National Christmas Tree December 4 From President’s Park | National Park Foundation
    Rita Wilson this year s National Christmas Tree Lighting features a talented line up of performers including Wilson herself Additionally pop phenomenon Fifth Harmony Grammy winning legend Patti Labelle multi Grammy Award winning singer songwriter and actor NE YO multiplatinum selling artist Steve Miller pop world duo Nico Vinz award winning vocal group The Tenors and country star Chely Wright will perform holiday favorites The ceremony begins at 4 30 p m ET with the National Christmas Tree Lighting pre show co hosted by 94 7 FRESH FM s Tommy McFLY and ABC7 WJLA TV s Jummy Olabanji The event will air on public television throughout the month of December For broadcast times check local listings or the National Christmas Tree Lighting website Presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation the official charity of America s national parks and produced by Bounce AEG the National Christmas Tree Lighting kicks off a four week holiday celebration at President s Park This year s ceremony marks the 92 nd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting an American holiday tradition started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923 Thanks to Google s Made with Code the premier sponsor of the 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting girls across the country will experience the beauty of code by lighting up holiday trees at President s Park Girls can head to madewithcode com to code a design for one of the 56 state and territory trees Girls can select the shape size and color of the lights and animate different patterns using introductory programming language and their designs will appear live on the trees Other event supporters are GE Lighting Amtrak Guest Services Inc Hargrove Hudler Carolina Tree Farms Loews Madison Nicolas Holiday and Uber For more information about the event and its history please visit www thenationaltree org and follow the National Christmas Tree on Twitter at TheNationalTree Join the conversation online using the hashtag NCTL2014 ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE More than 20 000 National Park Service employees care for America s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close to home recreational opportunities The National Park Service has cared for the White House and its grounds since 1933 President s Park which includes the Ellipse and Lafayette Park was officially included in the national park system in 1961 Visit us at www nps gov whho on Facebook www facebook com nationalparkservice Twitter www twitter com natlparkservice and YouTube www youtube com nationalparkservice ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service Chartered by Congress in 1967 the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes vibrant culture and rich history and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards Find out more

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