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National Forest Foundation Celebrates National Forest Week

June 30, 2021

This Year’s Annual Celebration Encourages Americans to “Explore it All” July 12-18

Missoula, MT (June 30, 2021)–  The National Forest Foundation (NFF), the congressionally-chartered nonprofit partner of the U.S. ForestService, is hosting National Forest Week, an annual celebration of our 193-million-acre National Forest System and public lands from July 12 to July 18. National Forest Week takes place each year on the second full week of July with this year’s theme“ Explore It All” encouraging individuals to share their favorite memories, experiences, and personal connections to National Forests.

“We work year-round with our partners to improve and conserve our National Forests to inspire meaningful connections with these public lands. National Forest Week allows everyone to come together and celebrate the experiences and memories made within these beautiful National Forests,” said Mary Mitsos, President and CEO of the NFF. “My team and I are looking forward to seeing the public engage and hearing about their connections to our National Forests.”

The celebration will start with a Virtual Kick-off live stream event hosted by the NFF on Instagram and YouTube on Monday, July 12 at  2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT, featuring Forest Service personnel, NFF staff, and corporate and nonprofit partners, influencers, and a musical performance.

Ways to get involved during the National Forest Week celebration:

  • Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #NationalForestWeek. Share National Forest stories, opportunities, and experiences on social media with the hashtag #NationalForestWeek.
  • Attend a virtual event. Visit nationalforestweek.org for the full schedule and tune in.
  • Submit a photo to the National Forest Week photo contest. Share your National Forest photos for a chance to win prizes.
  • Purchase limited edition National Forest Week items. Limited edition T-shirts and Bryn Merrell art print are available and proceeds will support conservation efforts in National Forests across the country.

To find a forest near you and learn about your local National Forests and Grasslands visit https://www.nationalforests.org/our-forests/find-a-forest  and for more information on National Forest Week visit nationalforestweek.org.

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Media Contact: Erin Wyer | Erin@outsidepr.com| 612.747.1314

About the National Forest Foundation

The National Forest Foundation works on behalf of the American public to inspire personal and meaningful connections to our National Forests. By directly engaging Americans and leveraging private and public funding, the NFF leads forest conservation efforts and promotes responsible recreation. Each year the NFF restores fish and wildlife habitat, facilitates common ground, plants trees in areas affected by fires, insects and disease, and improves recreational opportunities. The NFF believes our National Forests and all they offer are an American treasure and are vital to the health of our communities. Learn more at nationalforests.org.