|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|Date:||November 29, 2011|
|Contact:||Perry Wheeler, NPCA Senior Media Relations Coordinator, P: 202-419-3712 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
Mary Barley Joins Board of National Park Group
Washington, D.C. – Mary Barley, vice chairperson of The Everglades Foundation and president of The Everglades Trust, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). The board is the governing body for the nonprofit park watchdog organization.
“Mary has tirelessly fought to protect Everglades National Park for many years,” said NPCA President Tom Kiernan. “Her commitment to the national parks and the invaluable South Florida ecosystem are unmatched and she is a great addition to our board.”
Barley currently serves as vice chairperson of The Everglades Foundation and prior to that was chairperson for the group. Barley is also president of The Everglades Trust and a trustee of the National Coalition for Marine Conservation, WWF Marine Leadership Committee and the WWF National Council and Atlantic Salmon Federation.
Mary Barley was married to the late George Barley – a leader of the modern citizen’s campaign to restore the greater Everglades ecosystem. Mary is an avid angler, who resides in the Florida Keys and travels the world seeking fishing opportunities. In 1999, she was named a “Hero of the Planet” by TIME Magazine.
Since 1919, the nonpartisan NPCA 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 generations to come. For more information, visit www.npca.org.
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