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A $ 3 million park restoration project is finally complete.
Today Nature Valley announced the completion of its initiative to restore access to 10,000 miles of national park trails. Three years ago, Nature Valley donated $ 3 million to the National Park Foundation for different projects. “Because we are hiking through the forest or reaching a new peak [makes] better every day, ”wrote Nature Valley in its press release.
Projects included improving trail and transit infrastructure, building new trails, protecting fragile ecosystems, preserving historic sites and More. The funds went directly to the National Park Foundation, which distributed them to 19 different national parks across the country. Parks on the list include Shenandoah Caves, Yosemite, and Carlsbad.
“Connecting people with nature is at the heart of the Nature Valley brand,” said Kristin Atherton, Brand Experience Director. “We are excited that these restored trails will enable more people to find solace in America’s treasured national parks.”
And while restoring the park is already cool, Nature Valley enlisted Grammy-winning Daveed Diggs to celebrate a little. In particular, he covered the proclamants’ 1980 ballad “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”. Yes, the lyrics are different, but it’s still fun to listen to.
“The remake is designed to encourage people to go outside and explore, while also serving as a rally for Nature Valley to regain access to more kilometers [of trails]”Wrote Nature Valley.
The brand plans to donate an additional $ 3 million to the National Park Foundation to help further restore the park.
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