More than 150 trail enthusiasts celebrated the 16th annual National Trails Day, June 7, at Scotts Run Nature Preserve, Fairfax County, Va., with the launch of the Nature Valley® Save the Trails™ grant program. The grant program is contributing $50,000 to double the size of the American Hiking Society's National Trails Fund, which provides annual monies for organizations across the United States to preserve trails. With support from Nature Valley, the 2009 National Trails Fund will award 10 non-profit organizations $5,000 to restore designated trails in their local communities. Interested parties can apply for a grant by visiting www.wheresyours.com or www.americanhiking.org. Applications are due Aug. 15, 2008; selected entries will be posted online for general public voting.
For four consecutive years, Nature Valley's Save the Trails program has also provided funding for Student Conservation Association trail preservation efforts. Nature Valley committed an additional $350,000 this year for a total of $400,000 dedicated towards trail restoration. The contribution will enable more than 60 students to make the environment a priority by committing their summer vacations to repair trails in Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks. In total, Nature Valley has committed $450,000 to trail restoration this year.
"We're grateful Nature Valley is contributing to the American Hiking Society's National Trails Fund," said Gregory A. Miller, President for the American Hiking Society. "Nature Valley's support is not only doubling the size of the grant program, it's a testament to the company's commitment to trail conservation and community activism. Together, we are spreading the message of preserving both trails and the access they provide to our nation's pristine park lands."
Since its inception in 1998, the National Trails Fund has granted nearly $340,000 to 89 different trail projects across the United States. Community preservation efforts include land acquisition, constituency building campaigns and a variety of trail work projects. With more than 200,000 miles of trails in the United States, the National Trails Fund is the only national private grants program that helps U.S. trail-maintaining organizations build and improve hiking trails and galvanize volunteers to ensure long-term trail sustainability.
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http://www.travel-antalya.net/, Turkey’s main holiday resort could be the most satisfying choice you can make for your summer vacation. With its picturesque landscape and warm Mediterranean climate, Antalya offers you a very rewarding experience you will not forget anytime soon. Due to its astonishing natural beauty and archeological wealth, the place is called the Turkish Riviera.
P&G Professional®, the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble, is helping hotels with two traditionally pressing issues during this year's summer travel season — hair and odor.
With many American families still planning a summer vacation despite economic concerns, many hotel owners are turning to Febreze® and Swiffer®, from P&G Professional, to provide the cleanliness that travelers are used to in their own homes.
"The first things I notice about a room are the size, the level of cleanliness, and the smell," said Kelby Carr, a feature travel writer and blogger. "Even if a hotel sends someone to clean up a problem area in my room, that first impression stays with me and I will continue to think about it."
Paul Dougherty, director of operations at the Westin® Hilton Head Resort and Spa, is familiar with the hair and odor challenges associated with summer break travel. His resort prides itself on being a family friendly destination and welcomes advances in hair and odor removal.
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This month I visit Helena Compton's shop, +Plus, visit with and tour CodeBastard Redgrave's new sim, Rouge. My Musts Have takes a look at hair & make up, one shoulder dresses and light-hearted fashion looks. In my Housewares & Houses segment I review the designer homes, furniture and art of Anatine & Tenk, then take you on a summer vacation fashion journey on SL's Isle of Capri complete with music from Almartino musician & composer from Capri Island Italy.
You also meet my July's My Favorite Look winner, Stormy Skinstad.
I hope the over 1,000 of you that have subscribed to ScarlettCast in the past month enjoy this installment and the ScarlettCast giftball for July.
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11 of us from Snellville GA rented a beach house at Seacrest Beach FL. A great place for a family vacation.
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You can have Gauley River whitewater all summer long. ACE Adventure Resort runs the Gauley river all summer. You’ll run some of the world’s best whitewater in a raft or in your own inflatable kayak. Hone your paddling skills on the Gauley’s technical rapids with steep drops and narrow slots. It’s the ultimate summer vacation.
Millions of people are feeling the effects of the highest gas prices we've ever seen. And they will only go up from here.
Although the average price of gasoline in major European nations ranges from the equivalent of about $8.50 to $9.50 a gallon we aren't getting used to these prices. In a recent USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, 63% of Americans said fuel prices were causing them a hardship. Chrysler, Detroit's third-largest automaker, says its market research found that 76% of consumers surveyed say they are "very concerned" or "extremely concerned" about fuel prices and 83% say the prices will affect their summer vacation plans. Consumers are postponing purchases of "wants" and instead are using their money to buy only the necessities. And gas IS one VERY BIG necessity.
Large corporations' as well as small to medium sized businesses are all scrambling to come up with ways to get customers in the door and make that decision to buy from them. Companies like Callaway Golf Co., Suzuki Motor Corp., Chrysler and even the National Basketball Association are using gas incentives to get and keep customers.
The Wilson Family Starts their green family summer vacation.
The Wilson Family and their eco-friendly summer vacation visits the High Uintas of Utah, Grand Tetons National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Glacier National Park, with many adventures along the way. See how the portable wind generator is set up in camp, and learn the benefits of having very chatty children.
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When looking for a Waterfront Resort in Michigan, look no further than the Tawas Bay Beach Resort. Being a true four season’s area there is something for everyone year round. Now its time to plan that summer vacation at a Waterfront Resort in Michigan.
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Malta is both an outstanding summer vacation destination as well as a living microcosm of Mediterranean history. Few people realize or expect that on such a small cluster of islands one can come across such a wealth of historic traditions. Besides archeological and architectural gems Malta's great attraction are the numerous village "festas" falling mostly during summer. These festivities in honor of the village patron saint are characterized by band marches, colourful street decorations, spectacular firework displays and a religious procession where the statue of the patron saint is carried through the village streets. At the same time, Malta's many beaches are an obvious place to spend the time waiting for the celebrations to begin or to have a break from the rich historical tapestry of the islands.