Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the National Park Foundation for providing a $3.7 million investment in service corps programs across the country during fiscal year 2020. Funding from this investment will support the all-woman Nevada Conservation Corps resource conservation crew, which is supporting recreation planning, habitat restoration, and bat management practices at Great Basin National Park in Nevada.
“Programs supported by the National Park Foundation helps young adults and veterans gain leadership skills while working on important environmental and outdoor recreation projects across the country. I learned to love the outdoors as a young woman, and I’m thrilled to announce this grant funding that will support Great Basin National Park’s all-woman crew that is empowering women to break gender roles and strive for careers in conservation.”
The National Park Foundation grants are aimed at connecting young adults and veterans with opportunities to protect, restore, and enhance national parks while gaining valuable technical training and leadership skills. Executed in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and approximately 30 partner organizations throughout the country, service corps spark participants’ lifelong passion for the outdoors while helping NPS managers tackle priorities such as invasive species removal, trail restoration, historic preservation, and other maintenance and conservation projects.