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Partner submission: Help celebrate National Forest Week

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Mary Mitsos, President & CEO, National Forest Foundation.

Happy National Forest Week! The celebration kicks off today, July 13, and will continue through Sunday, July 19.

This week, we will share stories and messages about our incredible National Forest System and invite the public to do the same. We’d love to hear from you and your offices about why national forests and grasslands are important to you.

This year’s theme is “Discover Unforgettable Experiences,” and while we know national forest visits look different this year, we’re inviting Americans to share their past unforgettable experiences and most cherished memories to inspire others. This is also a good time to learn more and start planning future adventures in our forests.

Throughout the week, we will engage viewers with a series of live events on Instagram and other digital channels. We invite you to tune in for one of the following events: a naturalist chat with El Yunque National Forest Supervisor Keenan Adams, a s’mores cook-along, or Q&A with Honorary Forest Ranger and musician Chuck Leavell. Our full event schedule can be found at Celebrate National Forest Week.   

We’re also hosting our annual National Forest Week photo contest. This year’s prizes include a Yeti cooler, America the Beautiful Pass, custom framing and more. Help share the photo contest and submit your own photos by Sunday, July 19.

More than ever, we’ve all come to appreciate natural spaces to safely explore and rejuvenate for what comes next. As we celebrate National Forest Week, we appreciate all the efforts of the USDA Forest Service and all our partners who ensure these places continue to provide long-lasting benefits for all Americans.

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