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Take Pride in America
Restoring Public Lands Through Volunteerism
The new Take Pride in America program is recruiting more volunteers to work on projects that will improve our public lands. This program plans to double the 200,000 volunteers who are already at work on our public lands. Americans love their parks, refuges, recreation areas, and other historic and natural treasures, but lacked a national organization dedicated to empowering volunteers to improve public places in every corner of the country.

To fill that demand, Secretary Norton reintroduced the Take Pride in America program in April 2003 as a component of the USA Freedom Corps. This program encourages citizen stewardship by working in partnership with other federal, state and local governments, community, civic and youth organization, conservation groups and corporations. Outstanding volunteer efforts are recognized through a variety of awards, including USA Freedom Corps awards for hours of service, annual awards for outstanding projects and events, and recognition of special national efforts of partner groups.

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News Releases for Take Pride in America
07/21/2004Secretary Norton Announces the Designation of Estes Park, Colo. as a Take Pride in America City
07/14/2004Secretary Norton Welcomes Ohio Gov. Taft to Take Pride in America
06/14/2004Secretary Norton Welcomes Governor Schwarzenegger to Take Pride in America®
05/13/2004Assistant Secretary Scarlett To Kick-Off Take Pride in America® Fire-Rehab Volunteer Effort in Angeles National Forest
04/16/2004Take Pride in America Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
02/06/2004Secretary Norton & Gov. Napolitano Honor Arizona Volunteers with Take Pride in America Award to Gardens for Humanity
01/21/2004Take Pride in America Recruits Mayors to Become Stewards of our Public Lands
01/12/2004Secretary Norton and Governor Lingle Honor Outstanding Volunteers at USS Arizona Memorial
12/24/2003Secretary Norton to Announce Volunteer Hours to Restore Southern California's Forests and Communities
11/14/2003Secretarial Level Take Pride in America Award Presented To Three Anasazi Heritage Center Volunteers
11/07/2003Take Pride in America Award Presented to TelecomPioneers
09/03/2003View NFL-Take Pride in America PSAs -- NFL Players Promote Take Pride in America During NFL Festival on Mall & in Broadcast of Game
09/03/2003NFL Helps Carry the Ball for Take Pride in America -- Building inner-city playground and national PSAs highlight partnership
09/02/2003Secretary Norton to Join KaBOOM!, NFL Greats, and Others to Build a "Playground of Hope" as Part of NFL KickOff Celebration
06/27/2003Interior Secretary Norton Names Marti Allbright Head of Take Pride in America.
06/12/2003Secretary Norton Participates in the Planting and Establishment of the First of the Take Pride in America Gardens at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.
05/15/2003Gale Norton and Gov. Dirk Kempthorne: Jerome couple exemplifies Americans volunteer service. (
05/09/2003San Joaquin River Community Cleanup Days Scheduled (word document)
04/30/2003Norton Helps Inaugurate "Bald Eagle Refuge" at National Zoo to Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial

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