WASHINGTON – The National Park Foundation made the following statement commending Congressional passage of Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations for the Department of the Interior, including $5 million as authorized under the National Park Service Centennial Act (PL-114-289, Section 402):
“The National Park Foundation applauds the House of Representatives and Senate for reaching bipartisan consensus that includes $5 million for the National Park Foundation,” said Will Shafroth, National Park Foundation President and CEO. “Through the power of philanthropy, the Foundation more than doubles this $5 million federal investment with private matching funds, as part of the tens of millions of dollars that the Foundation invests in national parks annually.”
The Foundation is grateful to leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees’ Subcommittees on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies: Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and David Joyce (R-OH). Their leadership and bipartisan collaboration will ensure crucial resources remain available for national parks while enhancing the Foundation’s work to support our most treasured places.
In addition, the Foundation appreciates leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees: Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Richard Shelby (R-AL), and Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Kay Granger (R-TX). Their collective efforts, with support from leadership in both chambers, were critical to the successful completion of the annual appropriations process.
About the National Park Foundation
The National Park Foundation works to protect wildlife and park lands, preserve history and culture, educate and engage youth, and connect people everywhere to the wonder of parks. We do it in collaboration with the National Park Service, the park partner community, and with the generous support of donors, without whom our work would not be possible. Learn more at nationalparks.org.