Salute to the Parks Awards Gala

34th Annual Salute to the Parks Awards Dinner

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
6:00pm - Reception
7:00pm - Dinner and Awards Presentations

The National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC

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Topper Shutt, WUSA9 Chief Meteorologist

Douglas Brinkley
with a presentation of the
Robin W. Winks Award for Enhancing Public Understanding of National Parks

The Honorable Patty Murray, U.S. Senate
The Honorable Mike Simpson, U.S. House of Representatives
with a presentation of the
William Penn Mott, Jr. Park Leadership Award are thrilled that we will be joined by Colton Smith and Jack Steward, hosts of the CW’s Rock the Park television show. Colton and Jack have made it their life’s mission to explore every national park in the country. The show attracts a diverse audience of families and aims to inspire others to seek adventure in the uniqueness of these special places.


Special Thanks to our Gala Sponsors

Special Thanks to our Gala Supporter


Event Description:
The 34th Annual Salute to the Parks Awards Dinner offers one of the largest and most influential gatherings of the conservation and environmental communities. This annual event celebrates America's national parks, calls attention to their needs, and recognizes individuals and organizations whose dedication to the national parks and impact on the system deserve attention.

For Sponsorship Opportunities or RSVP information please contact Natasha Berman, Senior Director of Development Operations & Special Events, at 202.454.3347 or

Douglas Brinkley Biography:
Douglas Brinkley is a Professor of History at Rice University, bestselling author, and presidential historian for CBS News. CNN has described him as “a man who knows more about the presidency than just about any human being alive.” He serves as a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and Audubon. A frequent contributor to The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic Monthly, he is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Century Association, and the Society of American Historians. Read More >

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