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ZIO N NATI O NA L PARK FO RE VER PROJEC T / 2020 FI EL D GUI DE

“We visited Zion today. It was absolutely beautiful. Thanks for keeping the park open during the shutdown.”

35-day shutdown. For the first five days of 2019, the Forever Project fully funded opening the Zion Canyon Visitor Center, supported a small number of Rangers on duty, maintained restrooms, and kept trash collection in place. Xanterra, the park’s concessioner for Zion Lodge, lent a hand by covering restroom maintenance at the Lodge shuttle bus stop. While other parks around the country suffered resource and facility damage from unmanaged use, this investment to protect Zion at a critical juncture was possible with money generated from the earned income of Zion Forever’s retailing operations, and thankfully, did not impact in any way our philanthropic support to Forever Field Guide Projects. While this was a difficult time for Zion National Park and its Rangers, the entire Zion NP and Zion Forever Project Team would like to thank individuals from across the world who donated at Zionpark.org and filled donation boxes at the park. We are grateful

to the Utah Office of Tourism, who paid for the Zion shuttle to continue operating during the first 10 days of the shutdown. The City of St. George and Washington County entered a four-way partnership with the State of Utah and Zion Forever Project to fund the very basic visitor services for an additional three weeks. In a show of leadership, Alsco, a Utahbased linen company, contributed $62,300 to the Zion Forever Project in support of this effort as the shutdown extended. Throughout the longest government shutdown in history, public and private partners stood with Zion National Park. “We are taking a different path than most other states by bringing public and private partners together to solve a hard problem,” explained Utah State Senator Dan McCay, “A problem that is big enough to see and small enough to solve.” To our home state of Utah, and our supporters from around the world, thank you for making a difference.

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Profile for Zion Natl Park Forever Project

Zion Forever Project's 2020 Field Guide  

This is a book of solutions to the problems caused by rapid growth in visitation in the Greater Zion region (the scenic lands in and around...

Zion Forever Project's 2020 Field Guide  

This is a book of solutions to the problems caused by rapid growth in visitation in the Greater Zion region (the scenic lands in and around...