|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|Date:||August 25, 2010|
|Contact:||Perry Wheeler, Senior Media Relations Coordinator, National Parks Conservation Association, Phone: 202-419-3712|
Carole Hunter Joins Board of National Parks Conservation Association
Washington, D.C. –Carole Hunter, former Garden Club of America committee vice-chair and long-time conservationist, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). The board is the governing body for the nonprofit advocacy organization, which is the nation’s leading voice for our national parks.
“For many years, the Garden Club of America and Carole Hunter have supported national parks and our efforts to ensure they are protected for future generations to enjoy,” said NPCA President Tom Kiernan. “We are excited to have such a tireless advocate for parks on our board – she is a tremendous addition.”
Carole Hunter served as Garden Club of America National Affairs & Legislation Committee Vice-Chair, National Parks & Public Lands from 2005 to 2009, and prior to that as Garden Club of America Conservation Committee Vice-Chair, National Parks & Public Lands from 2001 to 2005. Before that, she was the Garden Club of America Zone XI Representative to the Conservation and National Affairs and Legislation Committee.
In 2000, Hunter received the Garden Club of America Club Conservation Certificate of Recognition. Then, in 2006, she was honored with the Garden Club of America Zone XI Conservation Award.
Ms. Hunter has also served on the boards of The Nature Conservancy of Minnesota, Ripley Memorial Foundation, and Planned Parenthood of Minnesota.
Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association has been the leading voice of the American people in the fight to safeguard our National Park System. NPCA, its members, and partners work together to protect the park system and preserve our nation’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage for our children and grandchildren. For more information, visit: www.npca.org.
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