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2010-02-26 08:00:00

ROCKFORD, Mich., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrell and National Park Foundation are proud to kick off the third annual Junior Ranger Essay Contest asking kids: If you were a National Park Ranger for a day, how would you describe the national parks to someone who's never been before? Essays must be no more than 500 words and winners will be selected based on originality, clarity and effectiveness of style and organization. All children must have parental or guardian permission to enter and...

2009-09-30 11:42:00

Doug Valentine aka "DoctorLoopy" Wins Grand Prize with One-of-a-kind Video from Big Bend National Park Thousands of Viewers Watched and Voted for the Best Video Response to: "What Do America's National Parks Mean To You?" WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation and Olympus announced today that DoctorLoopy, Doug Valentine, a science teacher from Melissa, TX, is the grand prize winner of the "Your Parks" Video Challenge after online fans voted...

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...

2009-09-21 13:49:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of the premiere of Ken Burns's new documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation are preparing for a nationwide day of service and celebration in the parks on Saturday, September 26th, National Public Lands Day. People everywhere are invited to make America's Best Idea - the national parks - even better by visiting and supporting their parks. Entrance fees will be waived...

2009-09-15 11:11:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Online voting starts today in the "Your Parks" Video Challenge presented by the National Park Foundation and Olympus. Park lovers from across the country have submitted their most creative, moving, and awe-inspiring videos about America's national parks, and now the winner and 10 runners-up will be determined by you! Vote now at www.YourParks.com until September 22nd. Together with the National Park Foundation and Olympus, fans online will crown...

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,...

2009-07-22 09:48:00

Distinguished Business Leader and Entrepreneur Tapped to Lead the Foundation and Strengthen the Network of Private Support for America's National Parks WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the national charitable partner of America's 391 national parks, announced today that Neil J. Mulholland has been selected by the Foundation's Board of Directors to serve as President and CEO. Mulholland, a Denver-area business executive, entrepreneur, and...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'