Press Releases and News from Grand Canyon Association
Grand Canyon Association Lands Two National Honors
(Flagstaff, Ariz.) - The Grand Canyon Association (GCA), the non-profit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, has received two national awards for its work.
The Public Lands Alliance, formerly known as the Association of Partners for Public Lands, presented the GCA with awards for Innovative Product of the Year and Publication of the Year.
The Innovative Product Award recognizes an interpretive product created in partnership by a nonprofit organization and a land management agency. The GCA received the Innovative Product Award for “Pottery Inspired by Artifacts of the Ancestral Puebloans of the Colorado Plateau.”
The judges wrote: “It is an excellent example of park partners working together to capture the history and culture of the park with replicas from actual artifacts that are not only beautiful but can be used today.” Read more.
Grand Canyon Association Wins Historic Preservation Grant
Flagstaff, Ariz. — July 6, 2016 — The Grand Canyon Association today announced it will receive a $250,000 grant provided by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Grand Canyon qualified for the grant as one of the top three most voted for parks in the Partners in Preservation: National Parks campaign. Read more.
Grand Canyon Association to Host Open House at Desert View Watchtower on Father’s Day Weekend
Flagstaff, Ariz. – The Grand Canyon Association will host an open house on Father’s Day weekend at the Desert View Watchtower, where visitors can take a look back in the past and learn about the iconic structure located at the eastern end of Grand Canyon National Park. Read more.
Grand Canyon Association Appoints Four New Board Members
Flagstaff, Ariz--The Grand Canyon Association (GCA), the official non-profit partner of Grand Canyon National Park has appointed four new board members to its Board of Directions for 2016. GCA’s all-volunteer, 15 member board is comprised of business and community leaders from all over the United States who commit their time and expertise for the benefit and improvement of the association. Members of the Board share a passion and dedication to preserve and protect Grand Canyon National Park for future generations. Read more.
Grand Canyon in Race for Preservation Funds with 19 Other National Park Projects
Flagstaff, Ariz. - A national contest to award $2 million in historic preservation funds launches today, and the iconic Desert View Watchtower at Grand Canyon National Park is one of the 20 competing projects.
The Watchtower, a National Historic Landmark, is an imposing 70-foot-high stone building on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. It sits about 25 miles east of the Grand Canyon Village and attracts millions of visitors each year. Read more.
Field Institue opens 2017 Classes to GCA Members
Grand Canyon Association Field Institute opened its 2017 Classes on Monday the 14th of November. We filled nine classes and almost filled an additional eight. There are still plenty of classes with openings, however, and we look forward to sharing the Canyon with you in 2017.
Arizona Public Service donates $1 million to Grand Canyon Association to initiate the Trails Forever endowment at Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon Association (GCA) today announced a $1 million donation from Arizona Public Service that will establish the Grand Canyon Trails Forever Endowment to help preserve and protect Grand Canyon’s trails. This is one of the most significant private, philanthropic gifts in Grand Canyon’s history.
Read more here.
5th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art
The Grand Canyon Association and Arizona Public Service are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon National Park. This event features twenty-six artists from around the country who have created a studio piece for
the exhibition and will paint plein air during the week before the exhibit opens.
Grand Canyon National Park dedicates the newly renovated Bright Angel Trailhead
Grand Canyon, AZ. – On Saturday, May 18th, 2013, over 500 people gathered to celebrate the trailhead renovation of one of Grand Canyon National Park’s oldest and most visited trails. The dedication ceremony, celebrated jointly by Grand Canyon Association and Grand Canyon National Park was opened with a traditional welcome by tribal representative, Diana Sue Uquala from the Havasu nation. Click here for more information.
Bright Angel Trailhead Dedication
The Grand Canyon Association and Grand Canyon National Park will dedicate the renovated trailhead for Bright Angel Trail, one of the oldest and best known trails in the National Park system. Learn More