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About Partners In Preservation

Created by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Partners in Preservation campaign has committed $16 Million in support of historic places across the country. Partners in Preservation seeks to increase public awareness about the importance of historic preservation, while conserving America's historic and cultural treasures. The program also hopes to inspire long-term support from local citizens for historic places at the heart of their communities.

The 2016 Partners in Preservation: National Parks campaign awarded $2 million in grants to historic sites in need of preservation within national park units, as decided by popular vote. The sites with the most votes at the end of the voting period were awarded grants for historic preservation projects. A full list of the results, and the funded projects can be found at voteyourpark.org/results.

This year, National Geographic, a partner with strong ties to U.S. National Parks as well as historic preservation, joined forces with the program, promoting Partners in Preservation: National Parks across its website and social channels.

To learn more about the history and future of the Partners in Preservation program visit SavingPlaces.org.

Partners in Preservation: Public Voting Ballot

Welcome to the National Geographic Partners, LLC (“NGP”) Public Voting Ballot initiative. This initiative has now ended. To help your favorite park site(s) (each a “Park”) receive a grant from American Express for much needed repair and restoration, users were encouraged to visit natgeo.com/voteyourpark every day starting May 25th @ 12:01am EST and ending July 5th at 11:59pm EST.

In order to cast a vote, users needed to login through (i) Facebook or (ii) an authenticated email verification method. Users may have vote once per day for up to 5 Parks per voting session. NGP has calculated all votes to determine which parks received the highest number of votes. Those top Parks will be awarded a combined $2 Million United States Dollars in grant funding from American Express.  These generous grants will help fund each winning Park's restoration and/or repair project. 

Grand Prize
One lucky winner and a guest will get to experience the remarkable beauty of Yellowstone National Park through a 6-day/5-night trip. Discover all that one of America's greatest natural treasures has to offer.

Trip includes:
  • Double occupancy standard hotel accommodations for 5 nights in Jackson, Wyoming
  • $1,500 to be used towards roundtrip flights
  • Rental car for length of stay
  • $740 gift card to be used towards meals
  • Tours of the Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park (roundtrip transfers provided from Jackson hotel to Grand Teton National Park tour and Yellowstone National Park tour)
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