Hydro Flask Grant to Fund ATC Youth Internship Program
January 29, 2021
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (Jan. 29, 2021) – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is pleased to announce a new grant from our outstanding partner Hydro Flask. Through the Parks For All Giving Program, Hydro Flask’s $30,000 investment will advance the ATC’s education initiatives, helping to develop the next generation of passionate conservationists.
The ATC will use the Parks For All grant to fund a yearlong internship program, which is designed to introduce young people to the A.T. and a broad range of conservation skills. All participants will complete projects focusing on shared stewardship and receive training to connect and inspire others.
“Connecting all people to the outdoors is the core of what the Appalachian Trail Conservancy does, and we are proud to partner with Hydro Flask to help ensure public lands like the Appalachian Trail are accessible for all to love and help protect,” said ATC President and CEO Sandra Marra.
“One of the key goals of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy is to engage new people and partners in our mission to protect, manage and advocate for the Trail,” said ATC Director of Education and Outreach Julie Judkins. “Improving recreational access is an essential part of this goal, helping people of all ages and backgrounds experience the benefits of a natural A.T. experience and, ultimately, become part of the force of individuals ensuring the Trail’s protection.”
Hydro Flask launched its charitable program Parks For All in January 2017 to support the development, maintenance and accessibility of public green spaces in the U.S. and beyond. To date, Parks For All has supported 122 non-profits, given over $1.9 million in cash grants and donated nearly 60,000 bottles. Through Parks For All, Hydro Flask also works alongside grantees in on-the-ground activities, digital and advocacy initiatives and social media campaigns promoting healthier, happier lives outdoors.
The internship program made possible through this grant is part of the ATC’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion throughout its work. To learn more, visit appalachiantrail.org/jedi.
About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. A unit of the National Park System, the A.T. ranges from Maine to Georgia and is 2,193.1 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. The mission of the ATC is to protect, manage, and advocate for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. For more information, please visit www.appalachiantrail.org.
About Hydro Flask
Hydro Flask® is the leader in high-performance insulated products that help people enjoy the things they love to do in the places they love to be. From the number-one-selling water bottle to soft good innovations like our Unbound Series™ Soft Coolers and Down Shift™ Hydration Packs, Hydro Flask’s delightfully simple designs and go-anywhere durability always deliver the perfect temperature when you need it. Founded in 2009 in Bend, Oregon, Hydro Flask inspires active outdoor lives with two simple words: Let’s Go! Its giving platform Parks For All supports the development, maintenance, restoration and accessibility of public green spaces so people everywhere can live healthier, happier and more fulfilled lives. To learn more about Hydro Flask, Parks For All, and to see our full lineup of award-winning products, visit www.hydroflask.com.
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