The Grand Teton National Park Foundation has gifted $2,780,000 to the park over the past twelve months.
The Foundation enabled an extensive list of visitor service, education and improvement projects. The work was funded through generous gifts from a national network of donors.
Among other things, the program helped college interns gain park work experience, purchased 46 bear boxes for installation at picnic and parking facilities, construction at Jenny Lake, and repair of the T.A. Moulton barn. Foundation funds also provided extensive outdoor learning, training and wilderness recreation to local Latino youth through its Pura Vida program.
“It has been an incredible year for the Foundation and we are thrilled to fund work across many areas that are important to the park and to visitors,” Foundation President Leslie Mattson said. “We are confident of good things to come in FY16, as we’ll also be celebrating the National Park Service centennial and the completion of Inspiring Journeys-our capital campaign for Jenny Lake.”