Austin-Lehman Adventures Announces 2012 Preserve a Park Recipient: Utah’s Canyonlands National Park
Will Donate $100 Per Guest On All 2012 Arches to Moab Multisport Adventures
Billings, MT, July 11, 2011 – For the third consecutive year a leading adventure travel company will donate a portion of its profits to US National Park preservation through its charitable Preserve a Park Program.
Canyonlands National Park has been selected as the 2012 recipient, announced Dan Austin, Director of Austin-Lehman Adventures (ALA) http://www.austinlehman.com/, the award-winning active travel company setting adventure tour standards in the Americas, Europe, Africa and beyond. This park, straddling the Colorado River in Utah is best known for its 500 square miles of steep, river-carved canyons, multi-colored mesas, sandstone pillars and natural arches.
Launched in 2010 to celebrate and support America’s national parks in times of reduced funding, ALA has pledged over $10,000 to date to non-profit associations affiliated with specific parks. Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) http://www.cnha.org/ has been chosen as the 2012 beneficiary; others have been Glacier National Park Fund www.glacierfund.org; in 2010, and the Yosemite Conservancy http://www.yosemiteconservancy.org in 2011.
Austin points out that in 2011, national park funding cuts stand at $101 million. http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2011/03/congress-slashes-101-million-national-park-service-budget-more-come7858. Affiliated nonprofits are feeling the same pinch.
Throughout the 2012 season Austin-Lehman Adventures will donate $100 to the CNHA for each guest booked on its small group Arches to Moab Multisport Adventure. See: http://www.austinlehman.com/tours/arches-to-moab-utah-tour-trips-81.php.
“New guests and our loyal alumni love knowing that a portion of their trip fee helps preserve our national treasures. In fact, in 2010 spaces on our Glacier Park trip sold out in record time. The same happened this year in Yosemite and in 2012, if past history tells us anything, we expect our Canyonlands trips to also sell out quickly,” said Austin.
From the host city of Grand Junction, CO, Canyonlands’ wonders unfold as ALA guests bike through Colorado National Monument to ancient petroglyphs, raft Westwater Canyon of the Colorado River and observe historic evidence of ancient Fremont, Anasazi and Navajo communities.
In addition to hiking, rafting and biking in two national parks (Arches and Canyonlands) during the 2012 season the CNHA will weave an educational component into each trip. The nearly all-inclusive vacation (in 2011) is priced at $2,398 per person double ($680 single) for adults and from $1,918 for children age 7 and up. Specific dates have been set aside exclusively for families.
Austin notes that two 2011 dates, Aug. 28-Sept. 2 and Sept. 4-Sept. 9, are still available for anyone wishing to travel this season.
Austin says that guests have been raving about this year’s trips. “My wife and I just returned from Arches to Moab, our ninth adventure trip with Austin-Lehman, and our new all-time favorite. What made this trip special were the out-of-the-way places our guides took us – places we wouldn’t have found on our own, be it the Fiery Furnace “playground” or the waterfall in the desert,” said Ron K. of Springboro, Ohio.
About Austin-Lehman Adventures
Austin-Lehman Adventures, with a 37-year legacy, provides adventure vacations on five continents, has built an international reputation for small group active travel to destinations in North, Central and South America, Europe, the Pacific Rim and Africa. The company specializes in adult and family multi-sport, hiking, biking vacations that emphasize history, culture and nature’s charms. Trips are limited to 12 guests (18 on family departures) and feature excellent regional dining, distinctive accommodations and all-inclusive rates and services. In addition to scheduled group departures, ALA offers customized trip planning. ALA offers each traveler a money-back satisfaction guarantee.
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