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Not Too Late to Sign Up For Tourism-Caring for America Project

March 9, 2005

Not Too Late to Sign Up For Tourism-Caring for America Project
March 9, 2005 – Tourism Cares for Tomorrow, the non-profit organization formed from the consolidation of the Travelers Conservation Foundation and the National Tourism Foundation, will hold its third Tourism-Caring for America annual restoration and cleanup event at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens. The event is schedule during National Tourism Week on May 13, 2005, immediately following the CrossSphere Grassroots Symposium in Washington, D.C., on May 10-12.

"We are delighted to bring members of the tourism industry to this icon of American history," said Bruce Beckham, executive director of Tourism Cares for Tomorrow. "Helping to preserve a significant attraction which is visited by one million people each year is a perfect way to show our collective commitment to this country’s cultural sites."

The 2005 project at Mount Vernon includes helping clean up nearly 300 acres of forest surrounding Washington’s home that were damaged by Hurricane Isabel in 2003. The work is aimed at significantly diminishing the risk of forest fires, providing enhanced shelter for animals, improving the appearance of the Potomac River shoreline and creating the opportunity for the forest to regenerate.

There is still time for you to get involved. Contact Tourism Cares For Tomorrow’s Executive Director Bruce Beckham at 781-821-5990 or via e-mail at or you can register to participate on May 13 at Mount Vernon by clicking here. Space is limited, so get signed up today.

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