MOOSE, WY — In partnership with St. John’s Medical Center,
Grand Teton National Park will launch a new Active Trails program with
a kick-off event June 6 from 5-7 p.m. at Miller Park in Jackson, Wyoming.
The first 10 people to register for participation in the Active Trails
program will receive a free annual pass to Grand Teton National Park,
and a few lucky participants who attend a bear safety presentation will
receive a free can of bear spray. Grand Teton’s Active Trails program
is funded through a grant by the National Park Foundation, the official
charity of America’s national parks.
Grand Teton is partnering with the wellness program at St. John’s
Medical Center to launch this initiative focused on getting Jackson Hole
community members active and outside. The partnership supports an online
tracking portal where participants will log hiking and biking miles. Registered
participants who log their progress on the portal are automatically entered
in a lottery to win prizes that will get them back in the park for even
grander experiences. Prizes will range from meals at restaurants located
in the park to family adventure packages.
On the 13th of each month, Grand Teton park ranger naturalists will lead
family friendly hikes for Active Trails participants. Free transportation
will be offered to and from town to join these hikes. For details, please
call 307.739.3399. Additional information about the hikes will be posted
on the Active Trails portal.
To register as a participant in Active Trails go to
www.sjmcwellness.com and create an account. Use the code AT2013 to create an Active Trails account.
Grand Teton was one of 22 national parks from across the country selected
to receive a 2013 Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation.
Now in its fifth year nationally, the Active Trails program supports hands-on
projects that encourage the public to lead healthy lives by actively engaging
in activities that restore, protect, and create land and water trails
across America. Since 2008, the National Park Foundation has granted nearly
$1.7 million through its Active Trails program.
Grand Teton National Park is grateful for the ongoing support from Grand
Teton Association and their contributions to this program. The National
Park Foundation wishes to thank Coca-Cola and the Coca-Cola Foundation
for their generous support of the Active Trails program.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION:
The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s
national parks, raises private funds that directly aid, support and enrich
America’s more than 400 national parks and their programs. Chartered
by Congress as the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, the
National Park Foundation plays a critical role in conservation and preservation
efforts, establishing national parks as powerful learning environments,
and giving all audiences an equal and abundant opportunity to experience,
enjoy and support America’s treasured places.