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TRACK Trails Offer Nationwide Weapon Against Nature-Deficit Disorder

National Parks Traveler – January 30, 2012
By Randy Johnson

TRACK Trails Offer Nationwide Weapon Against Nature-Deficit Disorder 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…
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