National Park Foundation Launches Memorial Fund For Fallen Mount Rainier National Park Ranger Nick Hall

Wednesday, June 27, 2012National Park Foundation

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Washington D.C. (June 27, 2012) – The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, today announced the establishment of a memorial fund for fallen National Park Service Ranger, Nick Hall. Ranger Hall perished in a tragic accident while performing a rescue on the Emmons Glacier at Mount Rainier National Park on Thursday, June 21st. Per the family’s request, funds raised will go to assist in expenses related to this tragedy, as well to support search and rescue efforts at Mount Rainier National Park and in Ranger Hall’s home state of Maine.

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“The National Park Foundation joins the National Park Service, and the larger parks community, in mourning the loss of Ranger Nick Hall,” said Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation. “His passing reminds us all of the tremendous risks and sacrifices our National Park Service Rangers take to keep the rest of us safe. We are proud to support and honor the bravery, tradition and excellence of the men and women we call Rangers.”

About the National Park Foundation

The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, raises private funds that directly aid, support and enrich America’s nearly 400 national parks and their programs. Chartered by Congress as the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation plays a critical role in supporting conservation and preservation efforts, establishing national parks as powerful learning environments, and giving all audiences an equal and abundant opportunity to experience, enjoy and support America’s treasured places.