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  • Environmental Clean Up Of Lamberts Run Tributary To Benefit Flight 93 National Memorial And Surrounding Area | National Park Foundation
    were abandoned prior to World War II Several partners including the National Park Service the Somerset Conservation District the Somerset Conservancy the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Families of Flight 93 have joined in the effort to clean up this tributary stream Improving the water quality in Lamberts Run is however only part of a broader commitment by the National Park Service to act as responsible environmental stewards of the memorial In addition to treating mine discharge NPS is working to conserve on site wetlands plant thousands of trees as a reforestation initiative remove exotic and invasive plant species and restore native wildlife habitats Working with the National Park Foundation the non profit partner of the National Park Service several private sector supporters are investing in this effort including the Alcoa Foundation GenOn Energy Rosebud Mining Company Roy A Hunt Foundation and the UPS Foundation Additional participating organizations include Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry Appalachian Regional Commission and Green Forest Works For more information about the Flight 93 National Memorial and how to support the campaign please go to www honorflight93 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

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  • American Latino Heritage Fund Provides $150,000 To Establish The César E. Chávez National Monument | National Park Foundation
    and its people and to provide individuals with a place to visit and honor those contributions Today s dedication is a seminal moment as we ensure this historic chapter is noted in our American history said Neil Mulholland President CEO of the National Park Foundation The American Latino Heritage Fund is dedicated to ensuring that the contributions of this nation s Latino community like César Chávez s legacy of equality and rights are honored and protected forever César Chávez and his fight for equal rights had a profound impact and lasting legacy for this nation said Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar who also serves as Chairman of the National Park Foundation s Board of Directors and Founder of the American Latino Heritage Fund We are proud to welcome this important site into the national park system and thank the National Park Foundation s American Latino Heritage Fund for their support and commitment to this important cause While the Latino community accounts for approximately 54 million people in the American population Latinos represent only nine percent 9 of national park visitors The American Latino Heritage Fund is working to improve that statistic by focusing on three core efforts Preserving the Full Spectrum of American Latino History To engage the Latino community and stakeholders involved in historic preservation in identifying historic sites and places essential to understanding the impact of Latino heritage in the United States ALHF funding is applied to working with groups in nominating these sites to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places and or the National Historic Landmark program Catalyzing a National Dialogue that Shares a More Inclusive Story of the American Experience The American Latino Heritage Fund has created a grant program to help the National Park Service and other partners raise the profile of American Latino heritage and history while increasing Latinos attendance at national parks Opening Channels of Engagement for Participation at National Parks ALHF is partnering with recreation experts and the National Park Service to identify innovative ways to engage the Latino community in outdoor recreation opportunities that support the cultures and lifestyles of today s diverse American public By bringing the César E Chávez National Monument into the national park system the American Latino Heritage Fund is fulfilling a crucial component in its national role to help preserve American Latino History concludes Midy Aponte Executive Director of the American Latino Heritage Fund American Latino History is American History We hope that in honoring the legacy of César Chávez we can trumpet his story so that school children know his name and future generations appreciate his struggle The National Park Foundation invites the public to learn more get involved and support the American Latino Heritage Fund by visiting 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

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  • National Park Foundation Unveils The 2012 "National Parks Fall Foliage Guide" | National Park Foundation
    tree hickory and copper beech Sagamore Hill Day a Fall Family Festival giving tribute to the agricultural heritage of the site is conveniently planned for October 20 which is also Theodore Roosevelt s 154 th birthday St Croix National Scenic Riverway Wisconsin Minnesota The St Croix and Namekagon rivers create a 255 mile corridor with a variety of color from one end to the other including maple aspen oak and birch trees Visit this park soon as leaves are changing quickly with peak colors from now through mid October Mammoth Cave National Park Kentucky Foliage at this park includes the changing colors of black gum poison ivy and dogwood peaking from mid to late October Join the Friends of Mammoth Cave for a Walk In The Park on October 6 and choose one of three different walks that are sure to suit your interests and abilities while allowing the perfect opportunity to support the park and view a variety of fall colors Vicksburg National Military Park Mississippi The location of a critical battle in the Civil War this park has a brief period of fall foliage usually lasting from mid October through mid November Visitors can see changes in the hickory pecan and black walnut trees among many others Plan a visit around October 27 and the kids can participate in a Shape Up Junior Ranger Owl Discovery Walk This 1 mile walk teaches more about the park s nighttime creatures and is the perfect chance to test out this year s Halloween costume Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park Texas Located in the Hill Country of Texas leaves at this park change from mid October through the end of November The sumac oaks and haw holly add bursts of fall colors while the pecans cover the ground and the purple flowers of the gay feather herb enhance the color palette and autumn atmosphere For a fantastic foliage tour start with a drive through the LBH Ranch and tour the Texas White House Make your way into Johnson City to visit the Boyhood Home and finish out your tour with a walk down the nature trail to the Johnson Settlement and the 1960s cabin and barns Flight 93 National Memorial Pennsylvania This national memorial dedicated to the brave passengers and crew of Flight 93 who fought back against terrorism on September 11 2001 encompasses 2 200 acres of rolling hills wild flowers wetlands and old growth and newly planted trees Once a coal mine this location has experienced a breathtaking rebirth as a place of national honor and reflection Peak viewing times span early to mid October but if you can t get there in person you can enjoy the foliage from the park s Live webcam Several factors affect the intensity of fall shades at each park including moisture temperature and length of sunlight exposure Visitors are strongly encouraged to contact parks directly for specific information on seasonal events and optimal viewing periods Share the Experience entries will be

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  • The American Latino Heritage Fund Announces The Top Destinations To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month | National Park Foundation
    perfect opportunity to learn about the full scope and history of the American experience said Midy Aponte Executive Director of the National Park Foundation s American Latino Heritage Fund National parks also provide infinite ways for ALL Americans to engage in our shared history and expand our knowledge of the unique story of how our country came to be In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month the American Latino Heritage Fund has announced the list of top destinations and events to visit and learn about American Latino history September 30 Cabrillo Festival and Re enactment at Cabrillo National Monument California October 6 and 7 Hispanic Heritage Month Commemoration at Gulf Islands National Seashore Florida October 7 Archeological Tour of Barrio de Tubac and Tumacacori Mission at Tumacacori National Historical Park Arizona October 13 International Rio Grande Delta Archeology Fair at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park Texas Saturdays Tour of Rancho de las Cabras at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Texas Saturdays and Sundays Ranger led kayak tours at De Soto National Memorial Florida Saturdays Art for Starters at El Morro National Monument New Mexico To find out more about Hispanic Heritage Month please visit http hispanicheritagemonth gov To find out more about national park events nationwide please visit www nps gov 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 You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured memorials landscapes ecosystems and historic sites all protected in America

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  • Visit America's National Parks For Free On September 29 | National Park Foundation
    Public Lands Day TravelChannel com will provide national park information travel guides and slideshows on national parks in the Washington D C Baltimore Boston New York Philadelphia and San Francisco regions The primary goal of Travel Channel s partnership with the National Park Foundation and Zipcar is to inspire our viewers to visit and support America s national parks said Laureen Ong President Travel Channel By providing a one stop location for travelers to gather information we hope this activates our viewers to travel support and experience the beauty of the national park system As part of the program Zipcar the world s leading car sharing network has teamed up to help provide an affordable and convenient transportation option for those without a car by offering a promotion for new members which can be accessed by visiting www zipcar com travelnationalparks Zipcar is also encouraging existing members to reserve a car and take advantage of the free admission to their national parks on September 29 Zipcar is proud to work with the Travel Channel and the National Park Foundation to encourage consumers to get out and zip to their local national parks on National Public Lands Day said Mark Norman Zipcar president and COO We are always working to provide our members and those looking to join Zipcar with opportunities to engage in the active lifestyles they love and this program is a great way for them to take advantage of the surrounding national parks for biking hiking picnicking and enjoying the great outdoors We are grateful to our partners at Travel Channel and Zipcar for their support in educating the public and offering easy access to America s nearly 400 national parks said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation Everyone who experiences these treasured places will understand the critical importance of guaranteeing their existence for generations to come 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 in supporting your national parks this is your land www nationalparks org ABOUT TRAVEL CHANNEL TRAVEL CHANNEL www travelchannel com is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations making the unfamiliar familiar whether it s around the world or around the block A dual feed network that is also available in HD Travel Channel is the world s leading travel media brand and is available in over 94 million U S cable homes Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive NYSE SNI Travel Channel has offices in Chevy

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  • National Park Foundation Partners With Alcoa Foundation To Benefit The Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign | National Park Foundation
    mine into a park for thousands of visitors each year Currently more than 13 000 seedlings have been planted at the site The National Park Foundation is proud to partner with Alcoa Foundation to remember the brave men and women of Flight 93 ordinary citizens who made the extraordinary and selfless decision to save the lives of others said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation The memorial offers many different features as a tribute their heroic actions but the reforestation project will augment the true living component of the design To commemorate the 11th anniversary of September 11 Alcoa Foundation is honored to support the National Park Foundation to remember those we lost those who have served and are currently serving in the military and the families who were impacted by the tragic events said Paula Davis President Alcoa Foundation This partnership builds off of the initial commitment we made in 2011 and also supports Alcoa s Ten Million Trees Program for which the goal is to plant 10 million new trees by 2020 in regions where Alcoa operates around the world 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 FOUNDATION The owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured memorials 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 in supporting your national parks this is your land www nationalparks org ABOUT ALCOA FOUNDATION Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U S with assets of approximately US 446 million Founded more than 50 years ago Alcoa Foundation has invested more than US 550 million since 1952 In 2011 Alcoa Foundation contributed more than US 20 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world building innovative partnerships engaging its people to improve the environment and educating tomorrow s leaders The work of Alcoa Foundation is further enhanced by Alcoa s thousands of employee volunteers who share their energy passion and purpose to make a difference in the communities where Alcoa operates Through the company s signature Month of

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  • $5 Million Left To Raise To Complete Flight 93 Memorial Honoring The Heroes Of September 11 | National Park Foundation
    a place to reflect and learn from their brave and selfless actions On Tuesday September 11 2012 the Flight 93 National Memorial will honor the 40 passengers and crew of Flight 93 The observance ceremony will be held from 9 45am to 10 30am during which time names of the passengers and crew will be read aloud with the tolling of the Bells of Remembrance A moment of silence will be held at 10 03am the time that United Flight 93 crashed on September 11 2001 Various educational programs and tribute events will take place on Saturday September 8 2012 and Sunday September 9 2012 For more information about the events around September 11 2012 please visit www nps gov flni and for more information on the Flight 93 National Memorial and how to support the campaign please go to www honorflight93 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 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 nearly 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s

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  • Leopold Report | National Park Foundation
    Centennial Campaign Centennial Licensing Leopold Report Friday August 31 2012 NPF news THE LEOPOLD REPORT The Leopold Report officially Wildlife Management in the National Parks was published in 1963 Its influence upon the philosophy policies and persons of the National Park Service has far exceeded most studies commission reports advisory documents and other attempts to guide and direct the National Park Service The National Park System Advisory Board and a committee of preeminent scientists with support from the National Park Foundation have recently taken up the challenge of revisiting The Leopold Report with the goal of answering three fundamental questions What should be the goals of resource management in the National Park System What policies for resource management are necessary to achieve these goals What actions are required to implement these policies To find their answers download a free copy of the Leopold Report right now View the Leopold Report here 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 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 Support Grant Applications Centennial Open Outdoors For Kids News Trail Talk Blog

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