National Park Trust!
We went to Georgetown’s Rosewood Hotel for the National Park Trust’s beautiful rooftop event featuring a special tour of the C&O Canal and a park discussion. The NPT is dedicated to preserving parks today and creating park stewards for tomorrow, with a belief that there is a necessity to engage young people with our treasured natural areas. Here, National Museum of Women in the Arts president Cindy Jones, Thorpe + Searl Communications’ Olwen Pongrace, NPT’s Katie Snowdon and executive director Grace Lee.
Guests were given a signed copy of NPT and National Geographic Kids’ Buddy Bison’s Yellowstone Adventure written by Ilona Holland (center), she is with her husband, Delaware Supreme Court’s Randy Holland, and Hunton & Williams’ Alan Rudlin. Also included in the swag bag: extra park goodies, including Secrets of the National Parks guide to the Best Experiences Beyond the Tourist Trail, and a Buddy Bison Beanie Baby.
Dinner was paired with sparkling wine, chardonnay and malbec with specialty cheese and vegetables. Ken Griffin Plumbing’s Simone Roundtree and husband Micah's children had the honor of giving the crowd a speech about the program and the great work the NPT does with children. They are with Beacon Heights Elementary’s Stephen Biller.
Tetra Tech’s Lewis Rasmussen, Compass Group’s Carey Pickard and NPT’s Dick Ring.