Share Your Autumn Park Adventures, Photos and Videos, Plus Learn How You Can Protect These Treasured Places at www.nationalparks.org
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, today announced their 2012 "National Parks Fall Foliage Guide." This year's list of parks boast exceptional fall colors, however they represent only a few of the national park sites where foliage lovers can enjoy the spectacular spectrum of the season's palette. Find out more about national park sites from coast-to-coast, share your favorite park foliage pictures and videos, and learn how your support is critical to preserving these majestic places at www.nationalparks.org.
With its breathtaking colors, Autumn is also the perfect time to photograph nature's beauty and the national parks can provide infinite inspiration. Amateur photographers are invited to submit the photos to the 12th annual Share the Experience photography contest for the chance to have their image selected for use on the America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Lands Pass.
The list below includes information on region-specific flora as well as estimated timing on the peak of their colors:
Several factors affect the intensity of fall shades at each park including moisture, temperature and length of sunlight exposure. Visitors are strongly encouraged to contact parks directly for specific information on seasonal events and optimal viewing periods.
Share the Experience entries will be accepted through December 31, 2012. Contestants are able to view a complete list of rules and prizes as well as submit their photos directly at: www.sharetheexperience.org.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world's most treasured memorials, landscapes, ecosystems, and historic sites -- all protected in America's nearly 400 national parks. Chartered by Congress, the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America's national parks. We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to connect you and all Americans to the parks, and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow.
Join us in supporting your national parks -- this is your land. www.nationalparks.org.
ABOUT SHARE THE EXPERIENCE Share the Experience is the official photo contest of America's national parks and federal recreation lands. Sponsored by Active Network (NYSE: ACTV), Destination America, Historic Hotels of America and the National Park Foundation in partnership with the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service, the Share the Experience Photo Contest showcases the more than 500 million acres of Federal Lands and draws entries from all across the United States.
Marjorie Hall, 202.354.6480
SOURCE National Park Foundation