NPT News - August 2013

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Our youngest Buddy Bison students engaged in healthy outdoor recreation.

Obesity Levels Drop

Earlier this month, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that a new Vital Signs report shows obesity rates among low-income preschoolers in 19 states have dropped between 2008 and 2011. The First Lady stated, "We know how essential it is to set our youngest children on a path towards a lifetime of healthy eating and physical activity.”...(Read More)


Watering plants at the Washington Youth Garden.

Water and a Little Sunshine

With the support of SunTrust Foundation, 50 preschool students from Sunshine Early Learning Center explored the U.S. National Arboretum. Throughout the day they experienced the many different areas of the Arboretum including the Fern Valley, Youth Garden, and the Capitol Columns... (Read More)


National Park Service Turns 97!

On Sunday, August 25th, the National Park Service turns 97 years old. To celebrate, admission to all national parks will be free so that everyone can join in the festivities taking place coast-to-coast...(Read More)


Luv Your Parks!

July has been celebrated as Park and Recreation Month since 1985 to demonstrate the importance of local parks across the country. Spearheaded by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), this year they asked America to share what they love about their local parks and recreation. This question hit home with park lovers everywhere. Even before July had started, pictures and stories were popping up everywhere with the hashtag #ParkRecLuv prominently showing each individual’s love of their parks and rec....(Read More)

Lake Quinault, Olympic National Park

Celebrating 30 Years of Accomplishments:
Olympic National Park

Over the past 30 years, National Park Trust has undertaken and accomplished many projects to preserve parks. Here is an early example...(Read More)


Secretary Jewell Praises the Nomination of Michael L. Conner

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell praised President Obama's intent to nominate Michael L. Connor to serve as the Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Since 2009, Connor has served as Commissioner of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation. If confirmed by the U. S. Senate, Connor would be the second highest ranking official at Interior...(Read More)

Matching Gifts: It Just Makes Cents!

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match all charitable contributions made by their employees. Here is how you can find out if your company offers such a program.
  • Ask your human resource manager if they have a matching gift program.
  • If the answer is “yes”, ask for a matching gift form. Complete your portion. Include the form with your donation. If you donated online, hand the form into human resources to begin matching your gifts.
  • Also note that many companies will match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
Federal employees can also designate a portion of their paycheck to NPT through the Combined Federal Campaigns (CFC). Our CFC number is 12213. NPT also participates in United Way Campaigns. Our United Way number is: 2358.


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