Secretary Jewell Announces New Boost to National Parks Service & Programs Like Growing A Wild Brooklyn + Queens
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced a partnership to increase volunteerism in National Parks & Public Lands. The $5 million grant from American Express will help the Department of the Interior (DOI) and National Parks Service (NPS) build volunteer coalitions to preserve public lands. PS 372 PTA Garden Chair Denise Maher attended the announcement on behalf of The National Wildlife Federation Eco-Schools USA, sponsors behind the Growing A Wild Brooklyn & Queens program that class 2-2 is doing. Today’s announcement should result in more gardening grants like WILD that support youth environmental stewardship.