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As America Heads to the Polls, Candidates Use Parks to Bring People Together

As America Heads to the Polls, Candidates Use Parks to Bring People Together

It’s Election Day, time to get out and vote! America is choosing our next President and Congress, and candidates from both parties are using parks and other public lands and waters to highlight American values and strengthen national unity. Earlier this week, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) tweeted about his visit to Cuyahoga National Park, where he visited junior rangers and showcased the good work being done to bring younger, more diverse populations to Ohio’s public lands and waters. As Election Day plays out, it is important to remember the power that our public lands and waters have to bring us together as a nation and provide opportunities for healthy, active fun for all Americans.

National Parks Campgrounds of Tomorrow

National Parks Campgrounds of Tomorrow

Visits to national parks hit record numbers this year during the Centennial of the National Park Service. However, overnight stays in national parks – particularly at campsites – are down. The American Recreation Coalition convened a group of visionary recreation leaders at Grand Teton National Park to discuss taking on this challenge and more during a session held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Western Governors’ Association in June. Longtime RV industry leader Mike Schneider, former CEO of Affinity Group, Inc., who co-moderated the energetic discussion, reported on some of the group’s excellent recommendations – addressing issues like visitor preferences, technology, funding and transportation – in an article for Woodall’s Campground Management. Go to funoutdoors.com/WoodallArticle to read his thought-provoking article.

Congressional Leaders Voice Concerns Over Proposed NPS Director's Order 100

Congressional Leaders Voice Concerns Over Proposed NPS Director's Order 100

Read the proposed Director's Order 100 here.

House Votes to Measure Outdoor Recreation as Part of GDP

House of Representatives Votes to Count Outdoor Recreation Economy as Part of U.S. GDP

Source: NMMA Currents

Delaware North-Operated Facility at Yellowstone Awarded First Zero Waste Certificate in a U.S. National Park

Delaware North-Operated Facility at Yellowstone Awarded First Zero Waste Certificate in a U.S. National Park
View this story as a PDF here.

The U.S. Zero Waste Business Council has awarded Delaware North a Zero Waste Certificate for its environmentally-friendly operation of the Yellowstone General Stores warehouse.

I-GO: Google Donates $165k to Send Fourth Graders to National Parks

Google Donates $165k to Send Fourth Graders to National Parks
By Kyle Feldscher, Washington Examiner

Google has donated $165,000 to send about 1,700 children to national parks around the country as a part of the National Park Foundation's efforts to get more kids into the parks.

Governor Wolf Hails DCNR Online Reservation Innovation for Campers, Cost Savings at State Parks Across Pa.

Governor Wolf Hails DCNR Online Reservation Innovation for Campers, Cost Savings at State Parks Across Pa.

Wellsville, York County, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today praised the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ efforts to implement new digital technology to make reservations more accessible for visitors and made agency efforts more efficient, saving more than $100,000 a year.