To help bring the national parks home this holiday season, National Park Trust has released three new items that commemorate our national parks with a portion of proceeds going to supporting National Park Trust’s programming. The new items inspired by original artwork from the National Park Trust’s free ParkPassport App provide a perfect way to celebrate our parks, while also helping the Park Trust connect kids to the outdoors.
On October 21, the Board of Trustees of National Park Trust honored Bend, Oregon-based outdoor brand Hydro Flask with the distinguished 2020 American Park Experience Award. This award honors an individual or group that has made extraordinary contributions to enhance the awareness and appreciation of our nation’s parks and public lands and waters. For the first time in the history of the award, National Park Trust will bestow this honor, not on a person, but on an organization by recognizing Hydro Flask’s innovative and impactful Parks For All giving program.
National Park Trust in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), announced 19 education and outdoor recreation projects that are funded by the NPS Challenge Cost Share Program and matched by community and nonprofit partners. Each project works to connect local communities to their national parks, national trails, and wild and scenic rivers. Projects include engaging people in active healthy outdoor recreation or in education initiatives that increase knowledge about our nation’s natural and cultural heritage.
On August 4th, the president signed the Great American Outdoors Act marking the greatest conservation achievement in decades! This act will not only provide $900 million annually for the Land and Water Conservation Fund but will also begin to tackle the National Park Service’s maintenance backlog with a $9.5 billion infusion over five years.
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