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2010-04-14 13:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Through a partnership with the National Park Foundation, International Paper (NYSE: IP) is launching a series of commemorative national park cups, available for use by parks, concessionaires and others. The cups - International Paper's commercially compostable ecotainer® - feature eight different artistic renderings of iconic national parks along with an educational message about conservation and environmental...

2010-04-07 09:31:00

Nationwide Conservation Program Teaches Urban Youth about Restoring Native Habitats WASHINGTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Urban youth around the nation will be breaking ground this spring on gardens of native plant species as part of the National Park Foundation's First Bloom program. First Bloom gives students firsthand experience in national parks, and teaches important conservation lessons including the difference between native and invasive plant species. Youth groups...

2010-02-10 10:47:00

Coalition of National Park Service Retirees Highlights 11 Parks - Including Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Wolf Trap in DC Area -- as Examples of What Visitors Might Encounter. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Assault rifles on Mather Point overlooking the Grand Canyon? Handguns on the Filene Center concert lawn at Wolf Trap in the Washington, D.C. suburbs? Shotguns at Lamar River Valley in the backcountry at Yellowstone National Park, the world's first national park?...

2009-09-28 09:26:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by the Ken Burns documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea, Unilever, one of the world's largest consumer products companies, announced at a ceremony this past Saturday in Washington, DC, a commitment of $500,000 to sponsor the next phase of the National Park Foundation's (NPF) "America's Best Idea" grant program. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090630/DC40408LOGO ) The Program connects underserved audiences to...

2009-09-26 15:42:05

The PBS documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea highlights various U.S. national parks as well as naturalist John Muir, the director says. Director Ken Burns said while making his six-part documentary about the country's national parks, he became enamored with the writings of Muir, who is credited as a pioneer in the preservation of the U.S. wilderness, the Bay Area News Group said Saturday. It's such a great thing to be hit over the head when you're working on a film, Burns said....

2009-09-22 08:00:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedia.com(R) and the National Park Foundation today announced the launch of a new online resource to help travelers plan and book vacations to America's National Parks. The site, found at www.expedia.com/nationalparks, provides visitors with information about the National Parks and nearby lodging options available on Expedia.com, as well as suggestions for long weekend itineraries and in-depth articles on "Can't-Miss National Parks." It also...

2009-09-02 11:42:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Join the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation in making America's Best Idea -- the national parks -- even better. On September 26, National Public Lands Day, the national parks will host visitors and volunteers for a special day of service and celebration. As part of the festivities, parks will offer a sneak preview of Ken Burns's new documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea premiering on PBS September 27. Additionally,...

2009-08-31 11:14:00

NPF Awards Grants to 35 Parks; Lauds Ken Burns and His Upcoming Film, 'The National Parks: America's Best Idea' WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inspired by the forthcoming Ken Burns documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea, the National Park Foundation (NPF) has established a new grant program to connect underserved audiences, primarily people of color, to the national parks. NPF, in partnership with the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, has awarded "America's...

2009-04-22 07:01:00

Company's Second Sustainability Report Highlights Achievements in Renewable Energy, Waste Reduction and Green Procurement Through an Emphasis on Education and Cooperative Partnerships GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Purchasing wind power credits equal to 100 percent of overall energy consumption and maintaining a 50-percent, waste-diversion rate by recycling or reusing everything from food waste to horse manure are just a few of Grand Teton Lodge Company's (GTLC)...

2009-04-20 13:42:00

National Park Foundation Offers Top 5 Things You Can Do During Earth Week and National Park Week Visit a Park for Environmental Awareness Therapy, Plant a Native Plant, Shop at Macy's to Support the National Parks, Eat Close to Home, Support Your Parks NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- It is Earth Week and National Park Week. Are you and your family searching for ways to mark this important time in a meaningful way? Protecting our earth is an increasingly important job these days, and...


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Yellowstone National Park
2013-04-17 13:14:01

Yellowstone National Park is located in the United States. The majority of the park is located in Wyoming, but there are smaller areas of the park in Idaho and Montana. It is thought that this area was the first to be established as a national park in the entire world. The area was home to Native Americans for about 11,000 years, but was not well known to Americans until the 1860’s, when the first organized explorations were conducted there. The Lewis and Clark Expedition in the 19th...

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