EVENTS: NPCA Names Country-Rock Songstress Doreen Taylor an Ambassador to National Parks

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The National Parks Conservation Association has announced that award winning country

recording artist Doreen Taylor will be the organization’s Ambassador of the National Parks

spreading the important message about connecting young people to America’s national parks

heading into their 2016 centennial. Taylor was selected by the NPCA earlier this year to create

an anthem in support of national parks. “Colors of the USA” was inspired by her childhood

memories of family road trips to our nation’s parks and was premiered at the ‘Salute to the Parks

Gala’ in Washington DC in April. NPCA receives a portion of all proceeds from the song to help

protect and enhance our national parks for future generations and can be downloaded at http://

www.colorsoftheusa.org

 Taylor, speaks in front of the recieving audience during her acceptance speech in honor of her reward. Many came out to the event in support of her efforts through the positive music she releases.

Taylor, speaks in front of the recieving audience during her acceptance speech in honor of her reward. Many came out to the event in support of her efforts through the positive music she releases.

“We are thrilled that Doreen Taylor has become an official NPCA Ambassador and that she

shares our strong desire to connect new audiences to America’s national parks,” said NPCA

Pennsylvania Program Manager Matt Elliott. “In order for national parks to remain relevant into

their second century, we must prioritize connecting to a new generation and Doreen has helped

us do that.”

The announcement was made at a public media event held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in

front of one of the United States’ most historical sites, Independence National Historical Park in

Philadelphia, PA. At this event, Taylor joined NPCA to express strong support for this centennial

effort. Children from The Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia and Camden County were treated

to a field trip at Independence NHP following the brief media gathering and performance of

Taylor’s Song “Colors of the USA”.

 Many children from the Boys & Girls club were in attendance in addition to support Taylor's accomplishments.

Many children from the Boys & Girls club were in attendance in addition to support Taylor's accomplishments.