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National Park Service Outlines New ‘Call to Action’

The National Park Service (NPS) unveiled A Call to Action Thursday (Aug. 25) identifying four key themes and 36 actions to ready the agency for its 100th anniversary in 2016.

The plan commits the agency to connecting people to parks, strengthening local economies and encouraging organizational innovation within the NPS. The release came on Founder’s Day and the 95th anniversary of the creation of the agency.

The four key themes of A Call to Action are:

• “Connecting People to Parks”

• “Advancing the Education Mission”

• “Preserving America’s Special Places”

• “Enhancing Professional and Organizational Excellence”

NPS Director Jon Jarvis outlined the plan and a new emphasis on communications internally and with the agency’s key partners at a national town hall held in the historic Ford’s Theater in downtown Washington, D.C. The town hall was broadcast nationwide to NPS employees and partners.

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