First National Park Summit Moved Back to January

September 2, 2011 by   - () Comments Off on First National Park Summit Moved Back to January

Jon Jarvis

Organizers of the America’s Summit on National Parks – the National Park Hospitality Association (NPHA), National Park Foundation (NPF) and National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) – have found so much enthusiasm for the first-ever Summit that the reserved space was simply inadequate, and other Washington events on the original dates in early November have alternative space booked, according to a news release.

The Summit will now take place on Jan. 24-26, 2012, and a National Park Partners Strategic Planning Session has been added on the original November date. The Summit will draw 300-plus leaders from across the nation to Washington to review the Five-Year Action Plan of the National Park Service (NPS) and unite park partners around supplemental actions designed to make national parks relevant and valued to all Americans for generations to come.

The National Park Partners Strategic Planning Session will play a key role in planning for the Summit and other partnership efforts, including a possible parks promotional campaign. NPS Director Jon Jarvis and key NPS leaders will participate actively in both the Summit and the November Strategic Planning Session. NPHA board members, as well as key members, will be joined by volunteer leaders and key staffers of NPCA and NPF.

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