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2012-02-13 14:15:00

Plus, Get The Perfect Valentine's Day Gifts For All Park Enthusiasts At www.YourParkStore.com WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Valentine's Day upon us and President's Day long weekend fast approaching, February is the perfect time to plan a romantic activity or getaway in one of America's nearly 400 national parks. In fact, on Monday, February 20 all parks are free to visitors. So, whether you only have an evening or the entire holiday weekend, the national...

2012-01-26 09:25:00

National Park Foundation Launches 'Ticket To Ride' - Providing Needed Transportation for Thousands of Kids to America's National Parks With An NPF Grant of Nearly $120,000, Program Kicks-Off Inaugural Year WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With children spending less time being active outdoors and school budgets for field trips shrinking, the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, is stepping up to help. Today, the National...

2012-01-25 11:15:00

Classroom Contest Encourages Kids to Plan New & Exciting Ways to Explore Outdoors ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children, parents and teachers are gearing up for this year's National Kids to Parks Day (KTP), a nation-wide day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust (NPT) in cooperation with a host of national partners including American Academy of Pediatrics, National Education Association, Children's National Medical Center, Boy...

2012-01-25 08:36:00

The American Latino Heritage Fund Joins the African American Experience Fund as part of the National Park Foundation Initiative to Promote and Protect America's Diverse History and Culture WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, announced that its American Latino Heritage Fund will pursue a comprehensive set of initiatives critical to raising the profile of American Latino heritage and...

2011-12-19 09:05:00

Five Days and Five Chances to Win the Ultimate National Park Prizes Including Park Passes, Roundtrip Airfare and Great National Park Gear Plus, Support America's National Parks with Great Holiday Gift Ideas That Give Back WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, launches its Hooray for the Holidays sweepstakes. From December 19 through December 23, the National Park...

2011-11-21 13:38:00

Kick Off the Holidays in a National Park with the National Christmas Tree Lighting on December 1 Ceremony to be Streamed LIVE at www.thenationaltree.org Beginning at 4:30 pm ET and Broadcast Nationally on Public Television throughout December WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 'Tis the season! From Alaska to Georgia, there are countless holiday activities to enjoy in America's national parks. Today, the National Park Foundation, the official charity of American's...

2011-11-04 13:31:00

Renowned choreographer David Parsons commissioned by Wolf Trap Foundation to portray unique spirit of Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, and Everglades National Park. Site-specific dance filmed in the parks this week for world premiere of Face of America: Spirit of South Florida at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts on September 8, 2012 -Photos, video footage, and interviews available upon request- VIENNA, Va., Nov. 4,...

2011-10-06 13:22:00

--National Parks From Around the Country Named to Annual List-- WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the Autumn season in full swing, the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, announced the 2011 "Great National Parks for Fall Foliage" list. This year's list includes some iconic parks and a few lesser-known treasures. Each national park location, however, offers unique ways in which visitors can view the colorful foliage. Whether...

2011-09-22 08:29:00

Nickelodeon Comes to President's Park in Washington, D.C. for the 8(th) Annual "Worldwide Day of Play" September 24 WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With 395 parks across the country consisting of over 84 million acres, there are endless adventures custom-made for kids of all ages in America's national parks. In honor of National Public Lands Day on September 24, when national parks across the country will waive their entrance fees, the National Park Service and the...

26,000 Acres Added To Petrified Forest National Park
2011-09-09 12:06:39

  The U.S. government announced on Thursday it has decided to add 26,000 acres to the National Park Service's Petrified Forest National Park. Congress expanded the boundaries of the park in 2004 from 93,500 acres to about 218,500 acres but did not immediately appropriate any money to buy the private inholdings. “The National Park Service and The Conservation Fund announced today the conservation of approximately 26,000 acres in northeast Arizona full of significant...