When CandyMan and I were newly married, we took our first vacation together. We drove to Yellowstone National Park and were awed by the beauty of the mountains, the wildlife, and the peacefulness. We camped out in a tent (one of the only times we’ve done that together!) and woke up to a moose walking around in front of our campsite.
Since we no longer live close to Yellowstone, we haven’t had a chance to return, but we make regular and frequent visits to the local parks in Maryland and Virginia and enjoy the beauty that is shockingly close to the city. I not only enjoy the National Parks for their spectacular views and photo opportunities, but I love escaping the daily grind (and noise!) and relaxing in a simpler place.
Since the dedication of Yellowstone as the world´s first national park in 1872, America´s parks have been visited by hundreds of millions of people who marveled at their beauty, found peace in their wildness and shared their experience with others.
However, these national treasures need care and support to help them flourish. Years of underfunding and environmental problems such as pollution and climate change are threatening our National Park system. To help preserve our national parks and ensure their existence for generations to come, join Nature Valley® and Patricia Shultz, internationally best-selling author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and travel industry leader, to help support the National Parks Project. This year, the National Parks Project will focus on restorative work at Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Biscayne National Parks.
Want to help? Simply purchase a box of specially marked Nature Valley Bars and mail in your wrappers to:
National Parks Project
PO Box 450328
El Paso, TX 88545-0328
Nature Valley will not only recycle the wrappers, but will also contribute $0.10 to the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) for every wrapper received (up to $600,000 in total). Learn more about the National Parks Project and how you can make a difference by visiting PreservetheParks.com. And don´t forget to visit Nature Valley on Facebook or Nature Valley on Twitter to “Like” or “Follow” the brand. Facebook fans can enter to win a trip, as well as share photos and videos of their summer vacations. All of these sites will also feature updates on the restoration projects, as well as videos and pictures from “National Parks Project” volunteers.
The best way to support the National parks is to visit them and pass on the love for our national treasures to your kids!
Of course, you know I’m going to offer you a little something special, right?
The giveaway consists of a prize pack will include a mini backpack; a military grade compass; a solar-powered, key chain flash light; a reusable water bottle and a copy of Patricia Shultz´s 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler´s Life List. Perfect for YOU to be able to enjoy getting back to nature!
Tell me about your most memorable trip to a National Park.
Share which National Park your family would most like to visit and why?
For extra entries, you can do any of the following (after answering the first question). Please leave a comment for each additional entry.
- • Follow me and Nature Valley on twitter and tweet about this giveaway. You can do this once a day. Sample tweet:
- “Support the National Parks and enter to win @Nature_Valley Gift pack at https://foodfunfamily.com/natlPark #myblogspark #giveaway @1momof5”
- • “Like” Better in Bulk on Facebook.
- • Follow my blog via Google friends connect.
- • Subscribe to my blog’s RSS feed
- “Like” Nature Valley on Facebook
This contest will end on Monday, August 30 at 11:59pm Eastern time. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to claim prize. Good luck!
Disclaimer: Nature Valley and My Blog Spark supplied me with the above prize pack to keep, but the opinions and experiences shared are mine.
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