Barrick Gold of North America donates $6,500 to Nevada State Parks for 75th anniversary of Nevada’s state park systemPosted by jkittrell on May 6, 2010 in News, State Parks | Comments Off
“This generous donation will be a tremendous benefit to State Parks especially in light of the state’s severe budget situation.” said Dave Morrow, administrator of Nevada State Parks.
Jim Wilkinson, park supervisor for South Fork State Recreation Area, applied for the donation in order to assist with the 75th anniversary of the creation of the state’s first parks, Beaver Dam, Cathedral Gorge, Kershaw Ryan and Valley of Fire State Park.
“Barrick Gold of North America is proud to partner with the Nevada Division of State Parks in celebrating its 75th Anniversary,” said Katie Neddenriep, community relations special with Barrick Gold North America. “Environmental conservation is a top priority for our industry and is essential to sustaining the lifestyle that attracts so many people to our great state.”
The funds will be used to promote and hold 75th-anniversary events across the state and to increase visitation and appreciation for Nevada’s 24 state parks, historic sites and recreation areas.
“The state’s budget situation has affected our ability to carry out any type of promotion and funding for what we believe is an important milestone,” Wilkinson said. “We are grateful to Barrick for its support of Nevada’s state park system, especially Lou Schack and Katie Neddenriep who were instrumental in helping with the donation.”
Past donations by Barrick Gold to Nevada State Parks have included a tractor and patrol boat for South Fork.