TRUST FOR THE NATIONAL MALL PARTNERS WITH EARTH DAY NETWORK FOR GLOBAL DAY OF SERVICE ON APRIL 17TH
May 14, 2010
Contact: Courtney Cohen / Jennifer Resick
(202) 777-0677 office / 202-518-0044 ext. 21
(202) 997-4515 cell
Trust for the National Mall Partners with Earth Day Network for Global Day of Service on April 17th
Saturday TNM kicks off Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary with voluntary mall clean up
Washington, DC–Saturday, the Trust for the National Mall and Earth Day Network will partner to host a cleanup of the National Mall as part of Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary. More than 200 volunteers from the Washington Metropolitan area will assist the National Park Service in restoration efforts such as weeding and litter pick-up around the FDR Memorial.
“The Trust for the National Mall is excited to partner with Earth Day Network on this wonderful project,” said Caroline Cunningham, President of the Trust. “Volunteers play an essential role in the maintenance and preservation of the National Mall. We are grateful to the support of the Washington, DC community in making the National Mall the best park in the world.”
Saturday’sevent is an opportunity for families to enjoy the Mall while becoming engaged in a service activity. T-shirts and hacky-sacks will be distributed by the Trust for the National Mall. Safeway Inc. will be providing water bottles and snacks for volunteers. Rupert Nurseries has donated gloves for all the activities.
“Service is at the core of the environmental movement. In honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, thousands of Americans all across the country are stepping forward and making the world a better place through their actions,” said Nate Byer, Earth Day 2010 Director. “Earth Day Network is honored to partner with the Trust for the National Mall as both groups, and hundreds of supporters, join together with the National Park Service to ensure that the National Mall is maintained by the community.”
Who: The Trust for the National Mall and the Earth Day Network
When: Saturday, April 17th at 10:30 AM
Where: FDR Memorial
Transportation: MarcParc Valet, Inc. will be providing complimentary shuttles from Foggy Bottom Metro
Station to the FDR Memorial from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM and again from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM.
Representatives from the Trust for the National Mall and Earth Day Network will be available for comment.
The Trust for the National Mall is the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to making the National Mall the best park in the world. The National Mall is the nation’s premier national park, but it suffers from over 30 years of neglect and dwindling resources. The current deferred maintenance budget exceeds $400 million, and the Trust estimates that the park needs an additional $300 million in visitor improvements. For more information on the Trust for the National Mall, please visit
Earth Day Network was founded on the premise that all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment. Their mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable environment. The organization pursues its mission through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer activism campaigns. Earth Day Network campaign and programs are predicated on the belief that an educated, energized population will take action to secure a healthy future for itself and its children. The organization has a global reach with a network of more than 20,000 partners and organizations in 190 countries. Earth Day Network is a 501(c)3 organization located in Washington, D.C.