2009 NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS
PAST AWARD WINNERS
FEDRAL EVENT— THE GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVANCY
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization working to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enhance experiences for park visitors, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future. The Parks Conservancy works with its public agency partners, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Presidio Trust. Collectively, they are able to attract 22,000 volunteers annually. Inspired by President Barack Obama's call for a National Day of Service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and its public agency partners co-sponsored an enormously successful series of volunteer projects throughout the Golden Gate National Parks. On this historic day, the Parks Conservancy, NPS, and the Presidio Trust coordinated thirteen projects within the Golden Gate National Parks at sites in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties. More than 1,500 volunteers joined in the effort to restore and protect the natural and cultural resources within the parks. Together, the volunteers and park staff were able to plant 3,970 native plants, collect 166 bags of litter and remove 34 truckloads of invasive vegetation. These amazing volunteers answered the President's call to service, and their accomplishments have had lasting impacts on the parks and in our communities.
Deputy Secretary of the Interior, David Hayes, accepting the award Executive Director, Greg Moore, Deputy Director, Doug Overman, and the Associate Director for Volunteer Management, Denise Shea, joining them, Director of Take Pride in America, Lisa Young.