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    Preserving Parks Today;
    Creating Park Stewards for Tomorrow

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Park Preservation

Park Preservation

COMPLETING AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS

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Buddy Bison Programs

Buddy Bison Programs

ALL KIDS DESERVE TO BE ABLE TO CONNECT WITH THE GREAT OUTDOORS

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Kids to Parks Day

Kids to Parks Day

KIDS NEED PARKS AND PARKS NEED KIDS

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Our Mission:

Preserving Parks Today; Creating Park Stewards for Tomorrow

Our Vision:

Everyone Will Have an American Park Experience

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News

HYDRO FLASK RECEIVES AMERICAN PARK EXPERIENCE AWARD

HYDRO FLASK RECEIVES AMERICAN PARK EXPERIENCE AWARD

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.

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NATIONAL PARK TRUST AND NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ANNOUNCE  2020 CHALLENGE COST SHARE AWARDS

NATIONAL PARK TRUST AND NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ANNOUNCE 2020 CHALLENGE COST SHARE AWARDS

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.

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Great American Outdoors Act is Signed Into Law

Great American Outdoors Act is Signed Into Law

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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NATIONAL PARK TRUST HELPS PROTECT POPULAR SCENIC VIEW ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL IN VIRGINIA

NATIONAL PARK TRUST HELPS PROTECT POPULAR SCENIC VIEW ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL IN VIRGINIA

On July 23, 2020, the National Park Trust transferred ownership of 239 acres of land in one of the most popular areas of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.) near Troutville, Virginia to the National Park Service. In the fall of 2018, the Park Trust volunteered to support the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) in the acquisition of the property in Hogan Hollow, Virginia. The landowner wanted to sell before the National Park Service could accept the acreage, so in June 2019, the Park Trust worked with The Conservation Fund to acquire and temporarily hold the property until it could become part of the A.T.

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Buddy Bison

Buddy Bison

Make Buddy Bison your new traveling companion as you visit, explore and protect our natural resources and parks. Become part of this national movement and get your own pint-sized, lovable, woolly Buddy Bison today!

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Buddy Bison T-Shirt

Buddy Bison T-Shirt

Show your Buddy Bison pride with this cotton* T-shirt! Then let us know where you and Buddy Bison have been.

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Buddy Bison's Yellowstone Adventure

Buddy Bison's Yellowstone Adventure

Buddy Bison’s Yellowstone Adventure, written by Ilona E. Holland, offers breathtaking photographs and a charming story as well as an afterward with a short history of the park, a detailed map, and fun facts about wildlife, conservation, and more.

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