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Newswire APPL NEWS Supporting Education and Stewardship 2401 Blueridge Avenue

The deadline to enter our 2013 Media and Partnership Awards, September 28, is fast approaching. Find all the information you need to enter your publications, products and programs at http://www.appl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=3286. APPL has reached a social media milestone! We reached 1,000 Facebook fans last month so we will be raffling off a Teddy Roosevelt bobble head. Thanks to all of the people who recently liked us and all of our original fans. Not a fan yet? Visit www.facebook.com/appl.fb and become one today!

Suite 303 Wheaton, MD 20902 Phone: 301 946 9475 Fax 301 946 9478 E-mail: appl@appl.org Newswire is a monthly publication dedicated to news and information on issues important to the public lands community. Deadline for submissions is the third Thursday of each month. Items may be submitted for review and publication to appl@appl.org. To subscribe to Newswire, please send an e-mail with your complete contact information to appl@appl.org. We also encourage you to add your board members to Newswire’s electronic distribution list. Support APPL through the Combined Federal Campaign. Use identification #12051 on your CFC designation form. Interact with APPL and continue the dialogue at: www.facebook.com/appl.fb

APPL recently conducted a study regarding how many of our members are currently using social media. Most members are using social media to publicize programs, generate interest in membership, and general news. Here is what the study found: • 66.6% have a Facebook Page - 521,129 combined “Likes” of member Facebook Pages. • 30.9% members have a Twitter account. • 20.2% members have a YouTube channel. • 20.2% members have LinkedIn profile. • 29.7% Members don't have any social media outlets • 0.095% Members have all 4 examined social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn) APPL Members are featured in the August / September 2012 issue of Souvenirs, Gifts, and Novelties magazine in an article titled Water Bottles, Hiking Sticks and More: How APPL Stores Profit from Active Lifestyle Merchandise. An electronic version of the article is available at www.appl.org/files/20120810095422392.pdf. Federal employees can support APPL through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) with a pledge to #12051 this fall. Your contribution will help us strengthen public land partnerships by providing training and resources to the growing network of nonprofits working to build awareness and appreciation for America’s treasured natural and cultural heritage. APPL participates in the CFC as a member of the Conservation and Preservation Charities of America, a federation of America’s top organizations working to protect and restore the Earth's natural environment and historic treasures. APPL is a proud recipient of the Independent Charities of America Seal of Excellence for quality administration and program activity. If you have questions about donating to APPL through the CFC, contact your campaign coordinator or visit www.opm.gov/cfc. Thank you!

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Training News Learn how the APPL Training Corps can assist your organization at www.appl.org. Over 60 participants from Alaska to Massachusetts to Georgia - public lands agency representatives and their non-profit partners - will convene in Golden, CO September 5–7 for APPL’s second Multi-Agency Partnership Academy. Current and former members of the APPL Training Corps, contributing a wealth of knowledge from both the federal agency as well as the non-profit side who will present at the academy, are: Carol Cole (USFS); Jeff Kitchens (BLM); Kimberlee Riley (Non-profit Management Consultant); Susan Schroeder (Grand Canyon Association); and Rich Weideman (NPS). APPL Executive Director Donna Asbury will also bring her vast experience and expertise to the academy as a presenter. Topics for the academy will include: bridging agency and non-profit cultures; strategic thinking in tandem; financial and organizational management and sustainability; and keeping your partnership on track. For information about future academies, please contact APPL Education Coordinator, Chuck Benjamin, at cbenjamin@appl.org. APPL will reprise its training for California State Parks during the week of December 5. APPL staff and Training Corps traveled to the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, CA last March to deliver fundraising and nonprofit board governance training for state cooperating associations. APPL will travel to Asilomar once again to deliver the same training for another segment of the multitude of parks cooperating associations and agency partners in California. For further information, please contact APPL Education Coordinator Chuck Benjamin at cbenjamin@appl.org.

NEWSBITS American Nonprofits was formed by a group of nonprofit sector leaders with a $100,000 grant from Nonprofits’ Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC). American Nonprofits will serve as a platform to address issues of finance, credit, strategy, and accountability. As a membership organization that welcomes both nonprofit organizations and individuals, American Nonprofits is a platform through which members can convene local and national discussions, initiate solutions, and collectively improve nonprofit finance. Learn more about the services they provide at www.americannonprofits.org.

The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) has released its newest economic study, which details the role that outdoor recreation plays as an economic driver in the United States. Outdoor recreation accounts for $646 billion in spending that each year supports 6.1 million direct jobs and $80 billion in federal, state, and local tax revenue. Learn more and download the full report at www.outdoorindustry.org/national-economic-impactreports.php?action=detail&research_id=167.

AGENCY NEWS Recreation.Gov, the interagency website that guides visitors to 90,000 sites on federal lands such as national parks, wildlife refuges, waterways, forests and recreation areas, has undergone a makeover. The site now sports a new design, improved navigation tools and expanded content. The redesign of www.recreation.gov is an initial step in a multi-year strategy to engage visitors with enhanced interactive content and more multimedia, mobile, tripplanning tools. The seven million visitors who use the web site every year will be able to make reservations, see ready-made itineraries for destination cities, and search for activities on an interactive map. Highlights of the updated site include: • Explore Trip Ideas: features interactive maps to help visitors discover points-of-interest on public lands when planning trips to popular destination cities like Atlanta, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and more. • Go Lists: provide highlights of places to go, events, and activities at federal sites across the country with topics including Day Hikes for Weekend Warriors and Civil War 150th Anniversary: Places and Events that Shaped Our Nation. • Discover Great American Adventures: in-depth articles and destination spotlights featuring a wide variety of experiences and adventures found only in America. The Recreation.gov website update is a joint initiative between federal agency partners – including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, National Archives and Records Administration, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is a key effort under President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, which focuses on supporting healthy outdoor spaces and making them more accessible to Americans.

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National Park Service The NPS Partnership Council convenes the regional liaisons and Washington Partnership Office staff along with representatives from the National Park Foundation, APPL and the Friends Alliance each month. Highlights from the August meeting included: News from the Partnership Office: • Over 200 applications were received for the Partnership Office Program Manager position with 160 qualifying. Phone interviews will be conducted, narrowing the pool to those scheduled for in-person interviews. The selection should be made by September. • Director’s Partnership Award is scheduled to be submitted in the January Call. • The October Partnership Council meeting will be an inperson meeting in conjunction with the Friends Alliance October 15 -16 in Minneapolis, MN. News from the National Park Foundation (NPF): • The NPF Board and staff are working with the Directorate and the NPS Communications Office to secure a Centennial Campaign advertising firm. • The NPF hosted a Founders Day website, www.NPSBirthday.org, to help better celebrate and highlight this special day. • NPF and EPPLY are working to launch an online Centennial Portal. NPS employees and partners will be able to use the portal to dialog (through discussion threads, message boards and blogs) on A Call to Action and beyond. Friends Alliance News: The next Friends Alliance meeting will be held October 16-18 in Minneapolis, MN. Contact Tom Powers at tpowers@islandalliance.org for more information. • October 16th will be tours via canoe down the Mississippi with a reception that evening. October 17th will be a full day of meetings with morning meetings on October 18th. • The agenda is still being developed. At the request of the Friends Alliance Steering Committee, the WASO Partnerships Office will conduct a session on donor vetting as part of the meeting. The National Park Service’s Centennial Office has announced the selection of eight members of the Centennial Youth Leadership Team and twelve members of the Centennial Working Group. Both teams will assist in vetting and recommending strategic partnerships and initiatives for the centennial. The Centennial Working Group, including a broad representation from programs, parks and the Washington Office, will advise the Centennial Office through 2016.

The selected Youth Leadership Team and the Deputy Regional Director serving on the Centennial Working Group will participate through December 2013, at which time the opportunity will be re-advertised. The Youth Leadership Team includes a representative from each of the seven regions and the Washington Office and will have a special focus on identifying projects and strategies that target younger audiences. Both groups will begin by looking through a list of nearly 100 proposed ideas for the centennial and providing feedback on a draft strategic plan. Contact Alexa Viets at alexa_viets@nps.gov if you would like additional information regarding these two Centennial working groups. The National Park Service is asking partners and parks to work together to post Success Stories to their Call to Action webpage, www.nps.gov/calltoaction/. This ongoing, active tool will be used to engage the public as NPS prepares to celebrate its Centennial in 2016. Contact Alexa Viets at Alexa_Viets@nps.gov to learn how you can help in this effort. The creation and construction of Rio Grande irrigation project is the subject of a new classroom lesson plan, Making the Desert Bloom: The Rio Grande Project, which is available at www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/141Rio Grande/141RioGrande.htm. The Rio Grande Project lesson plan was created cooperatively by the National Park Service’s Teaching with Historic Places program and the Bureau of Reclamation under an Interagency Agreement. It was completed in partnership with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. In this lesson, students will examine President Theodore Roosevelt’s vision for irrigating the arid lands of the western United States and the early history of the Bureau of Reclamation. Students also will consider short and long term problems the Project encountered and become familiar with the component parts of this extensive system. Rio Grande Project is the 141st Teaching with Historic Places online lesson plan.

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The National Park Service has announced the following appointments: • David Szymanski has been selected as the new superintendent of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. His duties as superintendent will begin this fall. Szymanski replaces Woody Smeck, who recently transferred to Yosemite National Park. • Sarah Craighead has been chosen as the next superintendent at Mammoth Cave National Park. Craighead currently serves as the superintendent of Death Valley National Park. She will assume her new duties at Mammoth Cave on November 4th. • Sarah Creachbaum has been selected as the new superintendent of Olympic National Park. She replaces Karen Gustin, who retired in March. • Barclay Trimble has been selected as the next superintendent for the Outer Banks Group – Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. Trimble has served as the deputy superintendent at Grand Canyon National Park since 2007. He will assume his new duties in late October. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Steve Guertin has been appointed as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Deputy Director for Policy. Guertin has served as the Regional Director for the agency’s Mountain-Prairie Region since 2007. In his new capacity as Deputy Director for Policy, Guertin will provide strategic program direction and develop policy and guidance to support and promote program development and fulfill the Service mission. Guertin will assume his new duties in mid-November.

CONVENTION NEWS Crossing Bridges, Blazing Trails - 2013 APPL Partnership Convention & Trade Show, March 10-14, DoubleTree Hotel, Portland, OR. Details coming soon to www.appl.org. Programming for the 2013 Partnership Convention Crossing Bridges, Blazing Trails- is nearly complete. Subcommittees and staff are still meeting to finalize the concurrent sessions, half-day workshops, and keynoters. (Keynoters will be announced in the October Newswire.) All the “t’s” will soon be crossed and all the “i’s” dotted as the schedule fills out. Presenters who submitted proposals will be notified by September 30 or before as to the status of their submissions. Thanks to all who submitted proposals, and special kudos to the members of the program subcommittees who have worked quite hard in shaping the educational content for the convention.

Online exhibitor registration opens in September for Vendor Support Program (VSP) donors and APPL members. VSP Benefactors and Contributors receive early exhibitor registration access with “preferred” exhibit space placement and discounts… not to mention year round benefits that keep you connected to the APPL community and buyers! For more details on VSP and to view a list of companies who’ve already contributed for 2013 and are eligible for early exhibitor registration visit www.appl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3306. VSP Donors & APPL General Members Public Benefactor Contributor & APPL Member Registration Sept. 10* Sept. 19* Oct. 1 Opens (noon (noon EDT) (noon EDT) EDT) Premium $875 $985 $1,075 Booth Standard $700 $810 $900 Booth * You may donate online on the given date for VSP and register for the trade show if you have not already made your 2013 VSP contribution. Convention events will be held at the Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center and the Oregon Convention Center. APPL requests that all participants stay in the APPL room block at the Doubletree hotel. The negotiated APPL rate for the convention is $139 single/double occupancy. In addition all APPL Doubletree guests will receive the following: complimentary opening reception ticket, discounted closing banquet ticket, $10 food and beverage voucher at APPL Food Concessions, complimentary inroom internet, hotel parking and On the Double Breakfast. The hotel has a complimentary fitness center and is also providing APPL guests with complimentary passes to the Lloyd Athletic Club. You may call 503-281-6111 or 800996-0510 to make your hotel reservation. The group code is PPL. The Willamette River Water Trail was designated last month as part of the National Water Trails System. The Willamette River Water Trail is one of nine National Water Trails to be designated thus far. The designation acknowledges not only the recreation values of the trail, but also the excellent stewardship of the state, local communities, and other partners who maintain the natural beauty and integrity of the Willamette River. The National Water Trails System is part of the America’s Great Outdoors initiative to establish a

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conservation and outdoor recreation strategy built for the 21st century and to reconnect Americans to the outdoors. The designation promotes America’s exemplary water trails and their contribution to environmental stewardship, outdoor recreation, and river conservation. With the designation, the National Park Service will work with the state of Oregon and local partners to promote public use of the river and improve access to the water trail. The Willamette River Water Trail has developed a successful partnership among local communities, public and private entities, including the Willamette Riverkeepers, and with the state of Oregon in developing and maintaining the water trail and its access points. This partnership extends to fostering a shared mission of conservation and environmental stewardship. A guide to the water trail as well as additional visitor information may be found at www.willamettewatertrail.org

FEDERAL UPDATES Legislative Update APPL is tracking the following legislation relevant to the nonprofit public land partner community. National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act H.R.3415 American Parks American Products Act American Parks American Products Act S. 2268 American Jobs Act HR 12 The Marketplace Fairness Act S. 1832 Jobs Originated through Launching Travel S.2233 Act Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act S. 2237 Track the progress of these bills by visiting www.govtrack.us. To let your congressional representatives know your views on these pieces of legislation visit www.congress.org/congressorg/directory/congdir.tt. H.R. 5840

MEMBER NEWS

Blue Ridge Parkway Poetic Visions celebrates the Parkway and the 25 years of service provided by FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Members, as well as the public are invited to submit poetry, including haiku, journal entries, and brief vignettes of Parkway related themes. Submission guidelines are available at http://blueridgeparkwaypoeticvisions.com/Submissions%2 02.html. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. and Pacific Historic Parks have announced a joint effort to help raise funds for the refurbishment of the USS Arizona Memorial. The Memorial had special significance for Elvis Presley. On March 25, 1961, at Pearl Harbor’s Bloch Arena, Presley performed a historic benefit concert that raised over $64,000 for the building of the Memorial. Over the years, due to the natural exposure to weather, salt water spray and foot traffic of more than 50 million visitors, the Memorial is in need of an extensive restoration. The restoration project was designated as the spotlight non-profit for the Elvis Presley Fan Club President’s Event in Memphis on August 14. Elvis fan club presidents, officers and members, who gathered from around the world for the 35th Anniversary celebration of his life and legacy, heard more about the Memorial and refurbishment from special guest, Brad Wallis, President and CEO of Pacific Historic Parks. Special events and Elvis exhibits are also being planned at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center when Elvis fans gather in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 10 – 15, 2013 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Aloha from Hawaii. In addition to a visit to the Memorial and access to the existing exhibit spaces, on January 12, guests will be able to view a mini-documentary about Elvis and the 1961 Bloch Arena concert in the education facility, enjoy a photo exhibit with rarely-seen photos of Elvis in Hawaii and check out a new, temporary display about Elvis in the exhibit galleries at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Still in the early stages of planning is a public benefit concert to be held that evening at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.

In celebration of National Public Lands Day the Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National will be working to help preserve the native forest of the park. Volunteers will learn about the park’s forest restoration efforts from a member of the park’s Natural Resources Management team. To volunteer, email forest@fhvnp.org. For more info, visit www.fhvnp.org.

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VENDOR SUPPORT NEWS David Howell & Company’s Golden Gate Moonlight Bookmark has been chosen for the NY Picks: Made in the USA feature on the New York International Gift Fair’s (NYIGF) 100 Days of Design blog. Read the post at www.100daysofdesign.com/?p=2591. Is your company on our list donors to the 2013 Vendor Support Program? Make your 2013 donation now to take advantage of “preferred” exhibit space placement and trade show discounts as well as yearlong opportunities to engage APPL’s members. Donation materials are available at www.appl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3308. View a list of companies who have already made their 2013 donations at www.appl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3423.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants support the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Examples of eligible activities include planning and developing prototypes of new digital tools for preserving, analyzing, and making accessible digital resources, including libraries’ and museums’ digital assets; innovative uses of technology for public programming and education utilizing both traditional and new media; scholarship that focuses on the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society; scholarship or studies that examine the philosophical or practical implications and impact of the use of emerging technologies in specific fields or disciplines of the humanities; and new digital modes of publication that facilitate the dissemination of humanities scholarship in advanced academic as well as informal or formal educational settings at all academic levels. The application deadline is September 25. Visit www.neh.gov/grants/odh/digital-humanities-start-grants to learn more about this opportunity. National Archives and Records Administration’s National Historical Publications and Records Commission offers several programs relating to records and archives. The Innovation in Archives and Documentary Editing program supports projects that explore innovative methods to improve the preservation, public discovery, or use of historical records. The

Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records Projects program provides support to projects that promote the preservation and use of the nation's most valuable archival resources. The Publishing Historical Records program provides support for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, editing, and publishing documentary source materials. The application deadline is October 4. For application guidelines and details please visit www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/. Youth Service America and UnitedHealthcare are inviting schools and other community-based nonprofit organizations to "step into service" by applying for UnitedHealth HEROES grants. Grants of up to $1,000 are available for youth-led service-learning projects that aim to combat childhood obesity through walking, running, or hiking. Project proposals must include an activity element where young people can count their steps, as well as a service component that provides direct service, enables advocacy on behalf of a cause, or features youth philanthropy. Each UnitedHealth HEROES project will begin on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 21, 2013) and end on Global Youth Service Day (April 26-28, 2013). Youth Service America will hold webinars to help applicants through the application process and answer questions. The first webinar will be held September 13. Visit the YSA Web site at www.ysa.org/HEROES for complete program guidelines, webinar details, and information on 2012 grantee projects. Applications will be accepted online beginning September 4. Intermountain West Funder Network has launched a Small Grant Program to support innovative community problem-solving efforts. Locally based nonprofits in the eight-state region of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico, and the eastern regions of Washington, Oregon, and California may apply for grants ranging from $2,500 to $15,000. The primary focus is to expand thinking about how a community or region can engage its constituents to create innovative solutions to a variety of topical issues, including sustainable land use, water, and public lands. Projects will be selected for funding on the basis of a range of criteria, including application of creative ideas in local problem-solving; collaboration between two or more diverse stakeholders to create a shared vision and implement a plan relating to land use, growth, and development; the potential to create long-lasting impact; and leadership by and/or significant partnership with organizations serving populations most affected and/or disadvantaged by land-use issues. Smaller organizations

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with budgets under $500,000 and projects with matching funding from one or more local philanthropic sources in place will receive preference. Complete program information, guidelines, and the application form are available at www.fundersnetwork.org/participate/intermountainwest/imwfn-small-grants. The North American Wetlands Conservation Act U.S. Small Grants program provides support to publicprivate partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, enhancement, or establishment of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. The application deadline is October 25. Details on this grant and application guidelines are available at www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/grants/nawca/Small/index.shtm. The RSVP Competition provides support to community service programs that can demonstrate community impact and solve community problems. Interests include education, healthy futures, veterans and military families, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, and disaster services. The program places emphasis on projects that support volunteers 55 years of age and older serving in a diverse range of activities that meet specific local and community needs. The application deadline is October 11. Visit www.seniorcorps.gov/for_organizations/funding/nofa_det ail.asp?tbl_nofa_id=97 for details on how to apply. The North Face Explore Fund is accepting proposals for programs to connect children with nature. The fund supports organizations that encourage youth outdoor participation by creating more connections between children and nature, increasing access to both front and backcountry recreation, and providing education for both personal and environmental health. Applicant organizations must have nonprofit 501(c)(3) status or be seeking this designation. Proposed programs should encourage community involvement, focus on breaking down barriers to getting youth outdoors, seek a specific audience, and reach out to a specific community or place of interest. Programs should have a good chance of significant measureable results and momentum over a fairly short term (one to three years). The fund does not support organizations without 501(c)(3) status, general education efforts that do not include an experiential component that involves getting

youth outdoors, research, conferences, endowment funds, or political campaigns. Grants will provide up to $2,500. Funds may not be used for indirect costs, overhead, or other expenses not directly related to the project or program. Applications that come with matching dollars will be viewed favorably. Organizations may apply for more than one grant as long as the funds will be used for unique programs. Visit the Explore Fund Web site www.explorefund.org for complete program information, eligibility quiz, and application instructions. Proposals for fall/winter programs will be accepted beginning September 3 and closing October 8.

EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES October 2012 2012 Watchable Wildlife Conference, October 2, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO. Visit www.WatchableWildlife.com/conference for more information. Outdoor Industry Association, October 3-5, Boston, MA. Visit www.outdoorindustry.org for details. North American Association for Environmental Education Conference, October 10-13, Oakland, CA. More information may be found at www.naaee.net. NPS Friends Alliance fall meeting, October 16-18, Minneapolis, MN. Contact Tom Powers at tpowers@islandalliance.org for more information. National Recreation and Park Association Congress and Exposition, October 16-18, Anaheim, CA. Details are available at www.nrpa.org. National Archeology Day, October 20. More information is available at www.archaeological.org/NAD/about. Peaks, Plateaus, and Canyons Association meeting, October 23-25, Vernal, UT. Hosted by Intermountain Natural History Association. Publishing's New Model – 2012 PubWest Conference, October 25-27, Keystone, CO. Visit http://pubwest.org/ for more information and to register. November2012 Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Conference, November 8-10, Snowbird, UT. Conference information is available at www.aore.org.

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National Association for Interpretation Workshop, March 13-17, Hampton, VA. Details may be found at www.interpnet.com. February 2013 Peaks, Plateaus, and Canyons Association meeting, February 12-14, Cortez, CO. Hosted by Mesa Verde Museum Association. Corps Network National Conference, February 10-13, Washington, DC. Log on to www.thecorpsnetwork.org to learn more. March 2013 Crossing Bridges, Blazing Trails - 2013 APPL Partnership Convention & Trade Show, March 10-14, DoubleTree Hotel, Portland. OR. Details coming soon to www.appl.org. May 2013 Book Expo America, May 30 - June 1, Javits Center, New York, NY. More information is available at www.bookexpoamerica.com.

MARKETPLACE Featuring donors to APPL’s Vendor Support Program (VSP). View a directory of all our VSP donors at www.appl.org. Dawn Publications is pleased to announce two titles that will be available this month: • Granny's Clan: A Tale of Wild Orcas by Dr. Sally Hodson; Illustrated by Ann Jones • Nature's Patchwork Quilt: Understanding Habitats by Mary Miche’; Illustrated by Consie Powell Details on these and as well as Dawn’s full line of titles for children are available at www.dawnpub.com. Farcountry Press is excited to announce two new books. View the beauty of the Peach State as you've never seen it before in Georgia Unforgettable. From the coastal islands to the sculpted mountains, featuring more than 143 color photographs from professional photographers Robb Helfrick and James Randklev, see Georgia's natural beauty and its historic architecture. And in Portrait of Houston, see Houston, Texas, as you've never seen it before. Join one of the state's finest photographers, Kathy Adams Clark, as she showcases the diverse and fascinating culture and scenic beauty of this global city and center of industry. Also in September their custom publishing imprint, Sweetgrass Books, announces two new titles. From the Apiaceae family to the Violaceae family, Idaho

Mountain Wildflowers by A. Scott Earle includes all the flowers a hiker is likely to encounter in Idaho's mountains, and identifies their place in the spectrum of western wildflowers. And Goosetown in Their Own Words 19001945 is an oral history of Anaconda, Montana's east side in interviews and historic photographs. For catalog, review copies, press releases and more, call Linda Netschert, 800-821-3874, or email sales@farcountrypress.com. Remember to stop and see them at the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show in September, booth 66! Two Vine Deloria, Jr. titles are now available through Fulcrum Publishing: The Metaphysics of Modern Existence and Indians of the Pacific Northwest: From the Coming of the White Man to the Present Day. Both books have been out-of-print for several years and with their release, Fulcrum now has an extensive collection of Vine Deloria, Jr. titles. His most well known book, God is Red, continues to fascinate those interested in tribal wisdom and points-of-view. The Metaphysics of Modern Existence shares a framework for a new vision of reality. Bridging science and religion to form an integrated idea of the world, while recognizing the importance of tribal wisdom, the book delivers a revolutionary view of our future and our world. Indians of the Pacific Northwest tells the story of Pacific Northwest tribes and their fight for survival, one that continues today. If you'd like more information on either title, please contact Ingrid Estell at 406-542-6243 or Ingrid@Fulcrumbooks.com. A complete list of Fulcrum titles can be found at www.fulcrumbooks.com. Children’s publisher Gallopade has a variety of souvenir products for locations around the country. Displays are available for the acclaimed American Milestones series, Real Kids! Real Places! America’s National Mystery Series, and State Stuff, Gallopade’s large collection of state books, games, and souvenirs for all fifty states. For more information on Gallopade’s products and display specials, call Gallopade at 800-536-2438. Six new titles published by Gareth Stevens Publishing on the history of the civil rights movement in a graphic-novel format are now available from Rosen Publishing. Each of the titles (The Little Rock Nine and the Fight for Equal Education; Malcolm X and the Fight for African American Unity; Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Washington; Medgar Evers and the NAACP; Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott; Thurgood Marshall The Supreme Court Rules on “Separate But Equal”) retails for $6.95. Please contact

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Tricia Bauer for review copies or more information, triciab@rosenpub.com; 646-205-7477. Vapur® Inc., makers of the foldable, reusable and ecoresponsible “Anti-Bottle,” and Elkay®, manufacturer of stainless steel sinks and faucets for residential and commercial use, in association with Glacier Park, Inc., announce the launch of the Vapur Refill Station Program in Glacier National Park. The Vapur branded Elkay water filling stations promote the Be Safe & Hydrated message, aimed to encourage and promote the use of reusable bottles, while providing readily accessible filtered water and helping prevent Glacier National Park visitors from the harmful effects of dehydration. Each year, approximately 176 billion plastic bottles are dumped in landfills or left to float in the ocean. To help combat this problem and empower consumers to make a difference through their own purposeful drinking choices, the Vapur Refill Station Program aims to convey the important safety message of staying hydrated, the benefits of using reusable water bottles and the accompanying reduction to environmental waste at Glacier National Park and parks nationwide. The seven Refill Stations located in highly accessible parts of the park will allow visitors to fill their reusable water bottles as needed. The Vapur Refill Station Program is supported by a number of actions and materials, including: • Vapur Program Website – www.vapur.us/refill • Point of purchase displays • Pamphlets and posters educating park visitors to stay hydrated • QR Code encouraging interaction and educating visitors further about the Program’s health and environmental benefits • “Bottles Saved” Counter on each Vapur Refill Station tallying the number of plastic bottles saved • Dedicated website for program participants • Social outreach and community driven campaigns For additional information about the Vapur Refill Station Program, visit www.vapur.us/refill. To learn more about Glacier National Park, please visit www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE Additional position listings may be found at www.appl.org. Alaska Geographic is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director. Please visit www.akexec.com/2012/07/17/executive-director/ for a complete position description. If you are interested in this exceptional opportunity, please e-mail your resume to jillian_c@akexec.com. If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact our recruiters coordinating this search, Anne Bulmer: anne_b@akexec.com or Charlene Davis: charlene_d@akexec.com. All qualified candidates who meet or exceed the Position Requirements or have relevant experience will be contacted. The position is open until filled. The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is currently seeking a Controller for assistance in their Finance, Budget, and Accounting Department. Reporting to the VP of Finance, the Controller is responsible for the accounting operations of the Parks Conservancy. This includes the production of periodic financial reports and the maintenance of the accounting records system. Additionally, the Controller is responsible for ensuring that there is a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, guarantee the accuracy of the Conservancy’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Applications for this position are due September 12. Visit www.parksconservancy.org/about/jobs/ControllerGolden-Gate-National-Parks-Conservancy.html for complete details on the position and information on how to apply. Grand Canyon Association is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Retail Operations Manager. The Retail Operations Manager position requires an experienced leader to assume operational responsibilities for GCA’s retail outlets achieving multimillion dollar sales volume. Reporting to the Director of Retail this position will be responsible for the supervision of store managers and daily store operations. Be a role model and leader who solves problems, makes informed decisions and manages the workforce to achieve maximum results. For full position listing visit www.grandcanyon.org/aboutus_employment.asp.

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The Yellowstone Association Institute is seeking a Resident Instructor. The Institute Resident Instructors are part of a superb and dedicated educational staff committed to teaching about Yellowstone National Park. Instructors are educators, guides, and naturalists responsible for providing in-depth education about Yellowstone’s natural, geologic, and cultural history. They are experienced outdoor leaders, able to create a welcoming and comfortable learning environment while keeping their participants safe in inclement weather, wildlife habitat, and backcountry terrain. In addition, resident instructors play a lead role in the Institute, helping to train and mentor seasonal instructors and assist with operational and administrative duties during non-peak seasons. The Resident instructor will work with three other Resident Instructors based at the North Entrance Education Center in Gardiner, Montana, under the guidance of the Program Manager and the Director of Education. This is a year-round, full time job complete with a benefit package. For a complete job description, visit https://apply.coolworks.com/ya/institute/jobdetails.asp?JobID=28815&DivID=653. For additional information, contact jobs@yellowstoneassociation.org.

Idealware offers a series of free trainings as well as live online trainings for $40 each, and recordings for $20 each. Here are some of the sessions they will be offering this month: • Measuring Your Social Media Strategy • Creating a Social Media Policy • Choosing a Low-Cost Donor Management System View the entire list of training opportunities at www.idealware.org/online-training.

NatureBridge is seeking an Environmental Education Collaborative Director. Visit www.naturebridge.org/environmental-educationcollaborative-director to view the position description and for application information.

RESOURCES Suggest a resource by e-mailing appl@appl.org. The Chronicle of Philanthropy has launched a new interactive tool to help nonprofit leaders and fundraisers get information about giving patterns in every state, county, city, and ZIP code in the United States. How America Gives is a free resource that spotlights giving statistics across a variety of income levels and allows users to compare and share data about charitable contributions. You can access this resource at http://philanthropy.com/givingmap. Also check out their exclusive How America Gives special report, which includes rankings, analysis, and much more: http://philanthropy.com/americagives.

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