Volunteers Restore Grand Canyon
Laura Michaels, Managing Editor
October 4, 2012
Filed under RV News
Visitors to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will see an improved landscape thanks to the efforts of volunteers with The Travel Corporation.
For the third consecutive year, The Travel Corporation sent a group of employees, representing nine company brands, on a trip to the Grand Canyon to volunteer in a hands-on plant restoration project. The Travel Corporation Conservation Foundation partnered with Tourism Cares, a nonprofit organization founded by the tourism industry to preserve many of the world’s natural sites for future generations of travelers.
As part of the project, the 19 volunteers flew out to the Grand Canyon and worked along the Mather Point Visitor Center. The Tourism Cares and the National Park Service crew provided information, guidance and support on restoring the natural vegetation to the area. This year’s group spent one full day planting more than 200 native species in the area while removing invasive plants. The foundation’s other projects include indigenous sustainable tourism, sustainable coastlines and ocean conservation.