WASHINGTON – An adventure to Yosemite National Park and a variety of national parks in the San Francisco Bay Area awaits eight lucky millennial online influencers, thanks to the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. Starting today, the call for applicants for the National Park Foundation’s 2016 Find Your Park Expedition is open at www.nationalparks.org/FYPx. The application period goes through August 5, 2016. Follow #FYPx on social media for updates.
Engaging people from all backgrounds and inspiring them to discover all that a park can be through a variety of national park experiences, the expedition highlights the essence of the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement.
“Through instagram posts, snapchats, tweets, blogs and more, people everywhere will be transported to stunningly beautiful and culturally rich places through the eyes of eight diverse social media influencers,” said David French, senior vice president of marketing, communications, and corporate partnerships at the National Park Foundation. “As we celebrate the National Park Service Centennial this year and look toward the future of our national parks, there is no better time to engage in innovative partnerships that connect people from all backgrounds to these treasured places and inspire the next generation of park stewards.”
Thanks to support from Find Your Park premier partners REI and Subaru, and through partnerships with Aramark, Columbia Sportswear, and Southwest Airlines, expenses including transportation and lodging will be covered and outdoor gear will be provided.
You can read quotes from each of the National Park Foundation partners and find out why they feel it’s important to support the expedition on the National Park Foundation's blog today.
In its fourth year, the expedition will raise awareness about all that the National Park System has to offer, including careers with the National Park Service. In addition, the experience will redefine the word “park.” Beyond vast landscapes, the expedition will bring attention to historical, urban, and cultural parks, as well as National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share America’s collective heritage in communities nationwide.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards. In 2016, commemorating the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, the Foundation launched The Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks, a $350 million comprehensive fundraising campaign to strengthen and enhance the future of these national treasures for the next hundred years. Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org.