I hope this is the kind of headline we can read about our community in about two years.
In a National Park press release last week, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell distributed Partners in Conservation awards to public-private partnerships that achieved remarkable results through cooperation and community engagement.
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said, “These award recipients really lead the way and serve as outstanding examples of all we can accomplish collaboratively to make our public lands accessible and sustainable.”
Right now the Moose-Wilson Road provides our community with the opportunity to partner with GTNP to offer safe travel for future visitors while protecting natural and cultural resources. For future visitors, help the NPS make the environmentally sound decision to offer safe access to bicycle, foot and horse travel in the Moose-Wilson corridor. The community is asking the park to partner to protect shared values. Let’s hope the NPS accepts. We can be Partners in Conservation.
Friends of Pathways board member