WASHINGTON, D.C. – New federal resources have been awarded to Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Cuyahoga County. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Cuyahoga Valley National Park has been selected as one of the 34 national parks that will participate in the 2013 America’s Best Idea program sponsored by the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. The America’s Best Idea grant program funds park projects designed to connect diverse, under-engaged populations throughout the United States with their national parks in innovative and meaningful ways.
“Ohio’s national parks are an integral part of our communities,” said Brown. “This award will help ensure the Cuyahoga Valley National Park has the resources needed to encourage Cuyahoga county residents—and all Ohioans— to experience such a natural treasure.”
The $15,000 grant, funded through the National Park Foundation, will support the “Get Up, Get Out & Go!” program which introduces families from low-income, urban communities to trail-based outdoor recreation.
Inspired by the Ken Burns’ film “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” the America’s Best Idea program connects diverse, underserved, and under-engaged populations throughout the U.S. with their national parks through a variety of environmental, adventure, historical, and other activities.