A new and national solution to help counter the declining connection between kids and the outdoors was announced at last week’s America’s Summit on National Parks in Washington DC.
Carolyn Ward, executive director of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, broke the news that a recent $701,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation (BCBSNC Foundation) would fund nationwide expansion of the Parkway Foundation’s TRACK Trail program.
Jason Urroz, Parkway Foundation project director for the Kids in Parks program, calls the paths ”interpretive trails for kids and families that are easily adaptable to various locations and settings across the country.”
The program got its start along the Parkway in 2008 with an initial investment of $204,000 from the BCBSN…
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