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THE RIGHT PERSON, THE RIGHT PLACE, THE RIGHT TIME

How will you celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service? During the summer of, 1916, Congress approved a bill to create a National Park Service and forwarded it for signature to President Woodrow Wilson. On August 25, President Wilson signed the bill, and finally, the nation’s national parks and monuments had a federal bureau…

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ZION WINS PRESERVATION GRANT

THANKS TO ALL WHO VOTED On July 6, Zion Natural History Association and its fundraising arm, the Zion National Park Foundation, received official notification of a $201,000 grant provided by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. We qualified for the grant as one of the top nine most voted for parks in…

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Zion Nature Center Youth Programs

Sounds of laughter fill the building. A ranger sits in front of a large group of excited children. The children squirm with anticipation, their eager face’s lighting up when told they are going on a dinosaur scavenger hunt. Parents, tired from the heat of the day smile at the inexhaustible excitement of the children. A…

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New Faces at ZNHA

The domino effect is happening at ZNHA. Growing park visitation means increased sales, which necessitates more stock, equating to the growth of ZNHA. This spring, ZNHA added staff including new faces in the warehouse and a graphics arts specialist. A big welcome is extended to Zack, new warehouse manager; and Bryce and Brady, seasonal warehouse technicians, who receive and distribute stock to the retail stores….

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Hats Off to the National Park Service on Its 100th Birthday

By Lyman Hafen, Executive Director For nearly 20 years I’ve had a unique vantage of the National Park Service and how it operates in Zion National Park. I do not work for the Park Service, or for the Federal Government. As executive director of Zion Natural History Association, I work for a private, non-profit corporation…

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Zion Plein Air Artists Selected for 2016 Centennial Edition

Schedule of Plein Air Events | 2016 Studio Paintings Exhibit | Featured Artist: John Cogan Planning and preparations for the annual Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational have become a year-round process in the offices of Zion Natural History Association. The artist selection committee, made up of 15 representatives of ZNHA, Zion National Park,…

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Middle Emerald Pools Trail

The Middle Emerald Pools Trail Centennial Fundraiser is currently one of the National Park Foundation’s Top 50 Centennial Fundraising Projects and the Zion National Park Foundation is hoping to match the funds they raise. Construction of the Emerald Pools Trails: Lower, Middle and Upper began in 1932 by the Nation Park Service. They were listed…

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Fred Armstrong Named as Superintendent for Pipe Spring National Monument

Fred Armstrong, a 35-year career employee with the National Park Service, has been selected as the next superintendent at Pipe Spring National Monument, Arizona.  For the past 4 1/2 years, he has been the division chief for natural and cultural resources and research at Zion National Park.  “I had the opportunity to work with the…

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The Inside Scoop

Everyone would like to hear the inside scoop. Well, here it is from three ZNHA Lead Sales Associates who will tell you the hottest items to buy at the Zion Visitor Center Bookstore, why they wanted to work for ZNHA at Zion, their favorite spot in the park, where they came from to work in this beautiful…

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