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  • National Park Foundation Names Kirsten Peterson Johansen To Role Of Senior Vice President Of Individual Giving | National Park Foundation
    will be based out of the National Park Foundation s headquarters in Washington D C With 17 years of fundraising experience in public non governmental and non profit organizations Kirsten brings a wide breadth and depth of knowledge to the Foundation s development team said Neil Mulholland As the national parks were created through the foresight and support of private citizens we welcome Kirsten s extensive expertise in the area of individual giving as we engage current and future stewards committed to enriching and protecting America s national parks Johansen comes to the National Park Foundation from the Smithsonian Institution where she served as the Director of Leadership Gifts Prior to her tenure with the Smithsonian Johansen held fundraising positions at the National Trust for Historic Preservation and at CARE the international relief agency Johansen earned her Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California and her Bachelor of Art from Pepperdine University She received her Certificate of Completion in Nonprofit Executive Management from Georgetown University s School of Public Policy For more information about the National Park Foundation and how to support America s national parks please visit 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 Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50

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  • Get To Know Your National Parks During National Park Week 2013 | National Park Foundation
    parks coast to coast DID YOU KNOW that national park fun doesn t stop at sunset Sleep under the stars in one of the 12 000 campsites see Castillo de San Marcos National Monument by candlelight take a guided moonlight stroll at Big Thicket National Preserve enjoy a star party at Bandelier National Monument or a sunset stroll through White Sands National Monument DID YOU KNOW history comes to life in national parks Dress like a conquistador at Coronado National Memorial or visit a prehistoric cave shelter and tool demonstration at Russell Cave National Monument a colonial encampment at Arkansas Post National Memorial or Morristown National Historical Park or a Civil War encampment at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park or Gettysburg National Military Park DID YOU KNOW you could go for a ride Some of the prettiest scenery you ll ever see is along the 5 450 miles of roads in national parks In fact 1 100 miles are designated parkways designed especially for sightseeing Leave the car behind and pedal your way through parks such as Acadia National Park Gateway National Recreation Area Canyonlands National Park and C O Canal National Historical Park or join the Prison to Peanut Guided Bike Adventure from Andersonville National Historic Site to Jimmy Carter National Historic Site DID YOU KNOW you can be a park VIP That is a V olunteer I n P ark of course Last year alone 257 000 volunteers donated 6 78 million hours of their time to improve the parks they love National Park Week is a perfect time to pitch in and help your favorite park Learn how you can protect and preserve these special places at www volunteer gov DID YOU KNOW you can become a Junior Ranger Kids five to 12 years old are encouraged to take part in free Junior Ranger programs in almost every national park Ask for a Junior Ranger booklet at the visitor center and earn a badge by completing different activities Many parks will host special events on Junior Ranger Day April 20 including Grant Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site Cuyahoga Valley National Park Shenandoah National Park and Booker T Washington National Monument DID YOU KNOW you could win a national park adventure of your own Enter the National Park Week Getaway Giveaway and you and a guest will experience the breathtaking park landscapes wildlife and history of the West This trip features an 11 day guided tour from Denver to Salt Lake City with stops at national parks museums and historic sites Learn fascinating information and stories about each destination and receive a unique level of access to park attractions The trip includes a full itinerary including lodging and transportation all making for a completely hassle free touring experience Enter today www nationalparks org sweepstakes Be sure to share photos videos and stories from your national park travels at www nationalparkweek org The site also contains a calendar of events and plenty of information on how to visit

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  • Hundreds of Volunteers Honor the Heroes of Flight 93 During National Park Week | National Park Foundation
    events will take place from 9 00 a m to 2 00 p m on April 19 20 and April 26 27 April 27 is an open registration day Those interested in volunteering can sign up online at www nps gov flni on a first come first serve basis The Flight 93 National Memorial will still be open to the public during regular visiting hours on the days of the tree planting effort Last year s reforestation effort consisted of hundreds of volunteers planting nearly 15 000 seedlings This year a team of nearly 600 volunteers under the guidance of tree planting experts and professional landscapers will have the special opportunity to continue this effort and plant an additional 15 000 seedlings at the memorial These trees which are a mixture of several native species will form an essential windbreak to protect trees planted in nearby memorial groves Many sponsors have joined with the National Park Foundation to make this effort possible including Alcoa Foundation NRG Energy Pocono Raceway and NASCAR Roy A Hunt Foundation and The UPS Foundation Additional National Park Service partners include the American Chestnut Foundation Appalachian Regional Forest Initiative Arbor Day Foundation Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial Department of the Interior Office of Surface Mining and Rosebud Mining Company In addition to the Flight 93 National Memorial other parks in Western Pennsylvania will also be hosting their own National Park Week events For a full listing of all National Park Week events in Pennsylvania and across the country go to www nationalparkweek org ABOUT THE FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL On September 24 2002 President Bush signed into law 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 near Shanksville Pennsylvania where Flight 93 crashed with the loss of its 40 passengers and crew For more information about the Flight 93 National Memorial please visit www nps gov flni For information on how to make a donation and help build the memorial go to www honorflight93 org ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE More than 20 000 National Park Service employees care for America s 401national 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 and preservation efforts establishing national parks as powerful learning environments and giving all audiences an equal and abundant opportunity

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  • The American Latino Heritage Fund Applauds The National Park Service’s American Latino Scholars Panel’s Report | National Park Foundation
    American Latino Scholars Panel in issuing this initial report which will refresh a national dialogue on the importance of preserving the rich and diverse histories embodied within our parks said Midy Aponte executive director of the American Latino Heritage Fund The American Latino Heritage Fund of the National Park Foundation is committed to telling the diverse and multicultural story of America And this report is essential in helping to identify and protect places that have made an indelible mark in our nation s history The theme study is organized under four major sub headings Making the Nation Making a Life Making a Living and Making a Democracy Chapters include The Latino Crucible Its Origins in 19th Century Wars Revolutions and Empire Historic Overview of Latino Immigration and Demographic Transformation of the United States Coming Home to Salsa Latino Roots of American Food Endurance and Transformation Horizons of Latino Faith American Science American Medicine and American Latinos Demanding Equal Political Voice And Accepting Nothing Less The Quest for Latino Political Inclusion This groundbreaking publication is especially timely as an enhanced focus is made to accurately document an inclusive story of American history across the national park system Upon a review by the National Historic Landmarks Committee to analyze the composition of more than 2 500 National Historic Landmarks the committee found that less than eight percent 8 of designated landmarks specifically represented the stories of Native Americans African Americans American Latinos Asian Americans women and other under represented groups ALHF is committed to supporting the National Park Service in redressing this imbalance by funding the nominations of building sites landscapes and places that meet NHL criteria Since 2011 ALHF has provided more than 180 000 to support the nominations of historic places including the César E Chávez National Monument in California and the Casa Dra Concha Meléndez Ramírez site in Puerto Rico ALHF has pledged to continue funding nominations of additional sites into the system and is actively fundraising to meet its goal To download a copy of American Latinos and the Making of the United States please visit the National Park Service s American Latino Heritage Initiative website To learn more about the work of the American Latino Heritage Fund and how to support these important efforts visit www ALHF org or www facebook com AmericanLatinoHeritageFund ABOUT THE AMERICAN LATINO HERITAGE FUND The American Latino Heritage Fund of the National Park Foundation will assist the National Park Service and communities across the country to ensure that our national parks and historic sites preserve reflect and engage the diverse stories and communities of American Latinos for future generations For more information please visit www ALHF 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 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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  • Adler Fels Releases National Parks Wine Collection To Support The National Park Foundation | National Park Foundation
    National Park Foundation to produce this iconic wine collection said Adler Fels General Manager Dan O Leary As artisan winemakers land stewardship is at the heart of what we do We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the protection and preservation of our national parks with the launch of the National Parks Wine Collection We want to thank the Adler Fels team for providing wine enthusiasts and park lovers alike this unique opportunity to celebrate and support our national parks said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation The Foundation is proud to offer so many unique ways to contribute to the protection and enrichment of America s national park system Yosemite Artisan Red is a full bodied fruit forward blend of Zinfandel Syrah Merlot and Petite Sirah The lush mouth filling palate is highlighted by a core of dark berry and toasted spice flavors This food friendly blend pairs well with steak grilled meats grilled vegetables aged cheeses and chocolate Yosemite Artisan White is a lively effusively aromatic blend of Viognier Moscato Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc The bright and generously fruited palate offers citrus and pineapple notes with a hint of minerality making it a perfect warm weather selection or a lovely complement to fresh seafood green salads and roasted poultry All wines will be bottled using American made Nomacorc closures The fully recyclable closures provide advanced oxygen management technology for optimal wine preservation and a fault free experience NATIONAL PARKS WINE COLLECTION PARTNERS About the National Park Foundation The National Park Foundation the official nonprofit of America s national parks raises private funds that directly aid support and enrich America s nearly 400 national parks and their programs Chartered by Congress as the charitable partner of the National Park Service the National Park Foundation plays a critical role in supporting conservation and preservation efforts establishing national parks as powerful learning environments and giving all audiences an equal opportunity to experience enjoy and support America s treasured places www nationalparks org About Adler Fels Winery Founded in 1979 the storied Adler Fels Winery is nestled at 1500 feet on the slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains overlooking the picturesque Sonoma Valley The winery gained early acclaim for their Adler Fels Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc Today the winery has grown to become one of the country s largest producers of proprietary and private label wines Whether for their limited production estate wines or their nationally distributed negociant brands Adler Fels philosophy is to produce balanced elegant wines with intense varietal character that deliver great value In 2012 Adler Fels partnered with the National Park Foundation to produce the inaugural National Parks Wine Collection www adlerfels com About Nomacorc Nomacorc is a worldwide leader in wine closures and the No 1 closure brand for still wines in many countries including the United States Nomacorc manufactures more than 2 2 billion 100 percent recyclable closures annually including those for the National Parks Wine Collection www nomacorc com About

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  • National Park Foundation Announces New Director To Its Board | National Park Foundation
    enrich America s nearly 400 national parks and their programs We are honored to have Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley join the Foundation s distinguished Board of Directors said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of National Park Foundation We know that the important work of the Foundation and the National Park Service will greatly benefit from her expertise and leadership Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley currently serves as Chair of SBI Inc a rural wireless company located in Show Low Arizona in addition to her role as the Senior Advisor for Special Initiatives to the Secretary of State Prior to this appointment Ambassador Bagley served as Vice Chair of the U S Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy 2003 2009 Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright 1997 2001 and U S Ambassador to Portugal 1994 1997 Ambassador Bagley graduated cum laude from Regis College in Weston Massachusetts with a B A in French and Spanish She is also a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center where she obtained a J D in International Law 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 nearly 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 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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  • NPF’s African American Experience Fund Provides Support To Establish The Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument | National Park Foundation
    its rightful place in the National Park System said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation Col Charles Young is an indelible figure in our nation s history and the African American legacy We are proud to help raise awareness of his remarkable story through this valuable donation With technical real estate support and assistance from the Trust for Public Land the transaction was completed and the official donation was made to the federal government Once the land was donated to the federal government President Obama used the Antiquities Act to create the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument Col Charles Young was one of the most important military leaders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries with important ties to the National Park System said Jonathan B Jarvis Director of the National Park Service Recognizing his home in Ohio as a national monument will ensure that his contributions to the civil rights movement will be preserved and shared to inspire future generations We are grateful to our non profit partner the National Park Foundation and its African American Experience Fund whose funding made it possible to protect and preserve this historically significant location as a part of the National Park System Col Charles Young s legacy from military leadership to youth mentoring has now been elevated as a prominent chapter in American history thanks to preservation efforts that began with the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and concluded with action by President Barack Obama to establish the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument said Lydia Sermons executive director of the National Park Foundation s African American Experience Fund Established in 2001 AAEF s mission is to connect all Americans to the role of African Americans in our country s history by raising funds and establishing partnerships that support the development and awareness of innovative educational volunteer and community engagement programs at national parks and national historic sites that celebrate and tell the story of African American history and culture With the addition of this site AAEF now supports 26 African American heritage sites and territories across the nation including the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site and New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park among other sites Given the distinct absence of stories related to the accomplishments of African Americans in American history being told across the national park system AAEF is working with the National Park Service and other partners to increase the preservation of and support for African American history honored in our national parks By visiting these sites future generations will learn about our diverse history and experience some of our most magnificent cultural treasures Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument is located in Wilberforce Ohio approximately 25 miles east of Dayton The site is not currently open to the public For more information visit the Charles Young National Monument website at www nps gov chyo ABOUT THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE FUND Established in 2001 and governed by

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  • Did You Know…National Park Week Is April 20 – 28 | National Park Foundation
    of a national park National Park Week is a great time for all Americans to visit a nearby national park to camp and hike watch wildlife stroll a Civil War battlefield and connect with our heritage and each other National Park Week is also a good time to explore local parks trails and architectural gems sustained through National Park Service programs such as the Rivers Trails Conservation Assistance program and the National Register of Historic Places The annual celebration includes special events such as Junior Ranger Day on April 20 and Earth Day on April 22 Find a list of ranger led programs and plan your adventures at www nationalparkweek org You can also use the website to share your park experiences and photos and help support parks National Park Week is a perfect time to celebrate America s best idea our national parks said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation We are proud to stand with our partners at the National Park Service in presenting this annual event and hope everyone takes advantage of this opportunity to enjoy and support these outstanding places ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE More than 20 000 National Park Service employees care for America s 398 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 nearly 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

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