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  • National Park Foundation Awards More Than $130,000 In Grants To National Park Service Employees | National Park Foundation
    colleagues as they grow and expand their skills knowledge and expertise Their commitment to personal and professional enrichment benefits the entire park system These recipients and their projects symbolize the true spirit of former Directors Horace M Albright and Conrad L Wirth said National Park Service Director Jonathan B Jarvis By providing our employees the opportunity to develop career enhancing skills the National Park Foundation is improving the National Park Service and our workforce alike Since 1987 the Albright Wirth Grant Program has provided funding for both individual employees and employee groups in all career fields grade levels and geographic locations who have three cumulative years of National Park Service work experience The National Park Service WASO Learning and Development Office in partnership with the National Park Foundation administers and funds the program Whether it is the Albright Wirth Grant Program or another National Park Foundation program 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 Find out more about the work of the National Park Foundation and how to help at www nationalparks org 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 Learn more at www nps gov ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation the official charity of America s national parks raises private funds that directly aid support and enrich America s more than 400 national parks and their programs Chartered by Congress as the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service the National Park Foundation plays a critical role in conservation

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  • National Park Foundation Announces The 2012 “Share The Experience” Photo Contest Winners | National Park Foundation
    all across the United States The 2013 Share the Experience photo contest is now accepting entries through December 31 Brought to you by the National Park Foundation Active Network and Air Wick this year s prizes include cash Air Wick Limited Edition National Park Collection scents Columbia Sportswear backpacks and hotel packages courtesy of Historic Hotels of America For a full listing of prizing and rules or to submit a photo please visit www sharetheexperience org Find out more about how to support the work of the National Park Foundation at www nationalparks org About the National Park Foundation You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured memorials landscapes ecosystems and historic sites all protected in America s more than 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 in supporting your national parks this is your land www nationalparks org About Active Network Active Network NYSE ACTV is on a mission to make the world a more active place With deep expertise in activity and participant management our ActiveWorks cloud technology helps organizers transform and grow their businesses We do this through technology solutions that power the world s activities and through online destinations such as Active com that connect people with the things they love to do Serving over 50 000 global business customers and driving over 80 million transactions annually we help organizers get participants manage their events and build communities Active Network is headquartered in San Diego California and has over 30 offices worldwide Learn more at ActiveNetwork com or Active com and engage with us on Twitter ActiveNetwork Active and on Facebook About Reckitt Benckiser RB Reckitt Benckiser RB is a global consumer goods leader in health hygiene and home With a purpose of delivering innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes RB is in the top 25 of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange Today it is the global No 1 or No 2 in the majority of its fast growing categories driven by an exceptional rate of innovation Its health hygiene and home portfolio is led by 19 global Powerbrands including Nurofen Strepsils Gaviscon Mucinex Durex Scholl Lysol Dettol Clearasil Veet Harpic Bang Mortein Finish Vanish Woolite Calgon Air Wick and French s RB has close to half of its revenues coming from it 2 emerging market Areas and just over half from its developed market Area RB people and its culture are at the heart of the company s success They have an intense drive for achievement and a desire to outperform wherever they focus including in sustainability where the company has reduced its carbon footprint by 20 in 5 years and is now targeting to deliver a 1

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  • National Park Foundation and University of Phoenix Award Grants to Eighteen National Parks | National Park Foundation
    the Park Stewards program has made it possible for 88 high school teachers to work in parks over the summer break creating curriculum that will then be taught to their students in the coming school year During the summer the teachers and park staff also develop service learning projects that will be implemented by high school students throughout the course of the school year The projects which include monitoring toxic mercury levels grazing patterns of bison and cattle soil and water quality or mammal populations tie to state academic standards and are meaningful to the national parks The 2013 Park Stewards program will also select one student from each grantee school team for a summer internship to help support and build their interest in their national parks and the National Park Service University of Phoenix is proud to once again support the National Park Foundation s mission to enrich America s national parks and programs by inspiring generations of national park enthusiasts said Pat Gottfried vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Apollo Group parent company of University of Phoenix University of Phoenix is committed to environmental stewardship in our operations our sustainability related degree programs and our environmental philanthropy and we are glad to help reinforce this commitment through our support of the National Park Foundation and the teachers and students it impacts The 2013 Park Stewards grantees include Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Assateague Island National Seashore Aztec Ruins National Monument Badlands National Park Capulin Volcano National Monument Catoctin Mountain Park Cuyahoga Valley National Park Grand Canyon National Park Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park Natchez Trace Parkway National Mall and Memorial Parks River Raisin National Battlefield Park Saguaro National Park San Juan Island National Historical Park San Juan National Historic Site For more information about the participating parks please visit the National Park Foundation website For more information on the work of the National Park Foundation or how you can support and protect America s national parks please visit www nationalparks org Apollo Group parent company of University of Phoenix is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen by serving communities and individuals across the country Through its corporate social responsibility efforts Apollo Group focuses on giving in the areas of education workforce readiness and sustainability To learn more about the impact of these efforts please visit www csrreport s apollo edu About the National Park Foundation You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured memorials landscapes ecosystems and historic sites all protected in America s more than 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

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  • National Park Foundation Grants More Than $400,000 To Protect And Establish Trails In America’s National Parks | National Park Foundation
    maintain and enhance the 17 000 miles of land and water trails that we currently have said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation These grants also help national parks create new trails and encourage healthy lifestyles by offering opportunities for the public to be active in their national parks Since 2008 the National Park Foundation has granted nearly 1 7 million through its Active Trails program To date Active Trails has engaged more than 4 700 volunteers and 131 project partners who combined have contributed more than 21 000 hours to help promote refurbish or build national park trails that were ultimately enjoyed by 304 000 visitors and counting National park trails are simply invaluable They provide venues for outdoor recreation promote enjoyment of outdoor areas support local economies and so much more said National Park Service Director Jonathan B Jarvis Thanks to these grants we will be able to encourage even greater visitor involvement in our trails with new projects events and volunteer opportunities The 2013 Active Trails Grantees include Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Montana Blue Ridge Parkway North Carolina Buffalo National River Arkansas Chickasaw National Recreation Area Oklahoma Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ohio Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Pennsylvania George Washington Birthplace National Monument Virginia Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Arizona Grand Teton National Park Wyoming Gulf Islands National Seashore Mississippi and Florida Joshua Tree National Park California Mammoth Cave National Park Kentucky Trail of Tears National Historic Trail Tennessee North Country National Scenic Trail Minnesota Ocmulgee National Monument Georgia Point Reyes National Seashore California River Raisin National Battlefield Park Michigan Russell Cave National Monument Alabama Saguaro National Park Arizona Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Arizona Timpanogos Cave National Monument Utah Voyageurs National Park Minnesota A listing of these parks and their Active Trails project descriptions can be found on the National Park Foundation website The National Park Foundation wishes to thank Coca Cola and the Coca Cola Foundation for their generous support of the Active Trails program For more information on the National Park Foundation or how you can support and protect America s national parks please visit www nationalparks org For more information on the National Park Service please visit www nps gov ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation the official charity of America s national parks raises private funds that directly aid support and enrich America s more than 400 national parks and their programs Chartered by Congress as the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service the National Park Foundation plays a critical role in conservation and preservation efforts establishing national parks as powerful learning environments and giving all audiences an equal and abundant opportunity to experience enjoy and support America s treasured places www nationalparks org 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

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  • Say “THANKS” To Mom And Mother Earth With Macy’s And The National Park Foundation | National Park Foundation
    Park Foundation selected as the charity of choice Macy s will donate two dollars in the recipient s honor to the National Park Foundation Macy s will donate up to 400 000 total to selected non profits 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 The National Park Foundation the official charity of America s national parks raises private funds that directly aid support and enrich America s more than 400 national parks and their programs Chartered by Congress as the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service the National Park Foundation plays a critical role in conservation and preservation efforts establishing national parks as powerful learning environments and giving all audiences an equal and abundant opportunity to experience enjoy and support America s treasured places www nationalparks org ABOUT MACY S Macy s the largest retail brand of Macy s Inc delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states the District of Columbia Puerto Rico and Guam Macy s stores and macys com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him her and home Macy s is known for such epic events as Macy s 4th of July Fireworks and the Macy s Thanksgiving Day Parade as well as spectacular fashion shows culinary events flower shows and celebrity appearances Building on a 150 year tradition Macy s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your

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  • National Park Foundation Receives Grant From Disney To Help 60,000 Students Explore America’s National Parks | National Park Foundation
    location based learning in their local national parks this year For many students the Ticket to Ride field trip will be their first visit to a national park Recognizing that once in the parks a world of experiential learning opens up the National Park Foundation and the National Park Service are dedicated to providing this critical access to the parks Through these field trips young people discover their natural cultural and historical heritage participate in volunteer and service learning activities enjoy recreational opportunities and most importantly begin a lifelong relationship with their national parks In addition to the grant Disney s Friends for Change a program that inspires kids and families to make a positive impact on their world by helping people and the planet developed a public service announcement PSA that will air on Disney Channel and Disney Online The spot encourages kids and families to explore the outdoors whether at a local state or national park Disney Friends for Change also created an online action kit disney com friends that helps families plan a park visit in four easy steps and provides ideas on park activities ranging from hikes to wildlife exploration The more kids are exposed to the great outdoors the more they appreciate and understand the beauty and value of our natural resources from our national parks to our own backyards said Leslie Goodman senior vice president of Disney Corporate Citizenship Disney is proud to work in collaboration with National Park Foundation to make a park experience possible for tens of thousands of young people We hope that these outdoor adventures inspire lifelong conservation values For more information about Ticket to Ride corporate partners and ways to support this and the other exceptional National Park Foundation programs go to www nationalparks org ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK

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  • National Park Foundation Awards More Than $465,000 In Grants To Connect Diverse, Underserved And Under-Engaged Populations With America’s National Parks | National Park Foundation
    and innovative ways said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation From experiences that center on history the environment and even adventure we are able to capture the imagination of a new generation of park goers in ways that benefit their lives and the future of the parks Examples of programs made possible through the 2013 America s Best Idea grants include Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Missouri The staff at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial designed a summer camp for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD They created camp programs to provide a safe comfortable and fun environment for the youth in which they can explore and learn Program activities will focus on park themes and resources such as Lewis Clark Plains Indians Pioneers Westward Expansion Fur Trade 19th century St Louis and the Mississippi River The youth will be given still and video cameras to record and share their experiences at the park For youth with language and social interaction challenges the cameras will be a way of empowering them and providing them an avenue for communication Bryce Canyon National Park Utah Twenty five underserved disadvantaged Southern Paiute youth in junior high school grades seven to nine will be invited to participate in a field camp with immersion into their traditional homeland The four day three night field excursion will include camping and educational activities that teach the participants about their ancestral ties to the area and resource stewardship responsibilities Students working with tribal elders and select agency staff many are American Indians will not only learn the connection between traditional practices and current land management techniques but also will learn about potential career fields of interest Integrated into all lessons field camp will provide opportunities to conduct activities in Paiute language skills cultural values Paiute oral history societal and community customs and norms Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Georgia Six homeless high school students from the Fulton County School District are being provided month long paid internships at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area This internship conducted in partnership with Homestretch and Greening Youth Foundation will provide the youth with practical job skills a positive and safe means of working within the community an introduction to the National Park Service a resume building workshop and discussion about the Youth Conservation Corps program as a means of possible future summer employment For a full listing of participating parks and program descriptions please visit the National Park Foundation website The National Park Foundation wishes to thank L L Bean the Anschutz Family Foundation and The Ahmanson Foundation for their generous support of the America s Best Idea program For more information on the National Park Foundation or how you can support and protect America s national parks please visit www nationalparks org For more information about the National Park Service please visit www nps gov ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE More than 20 000 National Park Service employees care for America s 401 national parks and work with

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  • National Park Foundation Celebrates More Than A Decade Of Support From The UPS Foundation | National Park Foundation
    shares the National Park Foundation s passion for preserving and protecting the environment said Eduardo Martinez President of The UPS Foundation We are always looking for ways to help build safer more sustainable communities To that end last year UPS and its employees active and retired invested more than 97 5 million in charitable giving around the world Support from The UPS Foundation grants enabled the National Park Foundation and the National Park Service to advance the timetable for tree planting and begin nearly three years earlier than planned Additionally The UPS Foundation s grants provided a powerful incentive to encourage new partners to join the project The Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign is proud to be included in The UPS Foundation s Global Forestry Initiative said King Laughlin Vice President for the Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign at the National Park Foundation We celebrate this long term partnership with The UPS Foundation The UPS Foundation s current grant will allow for the planting of approximately 35 000 trees at the Flight 93 National Memorial this year Plant a Tree at Flight 9 3 will take place from 9 00 a m to 2 00 p m on April 19 20 and April 26 27 to coincide with National Park Week 2013 For more information visit www nps gov flni Tree planting will continue at the Flight 93 National Memorial for the next five to ten years In 2010 generous funding from The UPS Foundation made it possible for the National Park Foundation to develop a model climate change education program in concert with the National Park Service Parks Climate Challenge trains teachers to educate their students about climate change using national parks as classrooms This grant also funded the development of an information rich companion online website for all educators interested in advancing climate change literacy Earlier grants provided support for several other National Park Foundation environmental education programs With the backing of the The UPS Foundation in 2009 the African American Experience Fund was able to produce an Electronic Field Trip to Fort Davis National Historic Site in Texas to tell the story of the Buffalo soldiers Electronic Field Trips give students the opportunity to learn about a particular topic through national parks they may never get a chance to visit For more information about supporting important programs and campaigns that aid and enrich our national parks visit www nationalparks org ABOUT THE UPS FOUNDATION UPS NYSE UPS is a global leader in logistics offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight the facilitation of international trade and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business Since its founding in 1907 UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen supporting programs that provide long term solutions to community needs Founded in 1951 The UPS Foundation which celebrated its 60 th anniversary in 2011 is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local national and global

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