Weekly News Roundup – July 6, 2012

from Wildlife Promise

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news:

Acclaimed Children’s Jazz Group Partners with the National Wildlife Federation to Promote an Active Outdoor Lifestyle for Kids on July 10-11, 2012

Nashville’s acclaimed “jazz for kids” combo Coal Train Railroad will announce the adoption of its song “Dirt” by The National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There movement on July 10 and 11 at the group’s DC-area debut at Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, presented by Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and the National Park Service. Railroad will perform songs from their hit CDs including the track “Dirt,” which is the official song for NWF’s Be Out There campaign. During Coal Train Railroad’s appearance at Children’s Theatre-in-the-woods, NWF’s Be Out There stickers will be available for children, as well as additional information for parents about this initiative.

We’re excited to see our song ‘Dirt’ used to promote an outdoor lifestyle for kids that will re-connect them to nature and get them a little dirty – and healthy!” said Coal Train Railroad producer/co-creator Chris Donohue, “Wolf Trap’s beautiful Theater-in-the-Woods is a perfect place to celebrate the joys of being outside while laying down some jazz.”

David Carruth Continues Conservation Leadership at National Wildlife Federation

July 2 – David Carruth, Clarendon attorney, has been elected to his second term as Central Vice Chairman to the Board of Directors of the National Wildlife Federation.

First elected to the NWF Board in 2003, Carruth has established himself as a national leader in conservation. He was elected to his first term as Central Vice Chairman in 2009 and was re-elected to that position by the Federation’s Affiliate Delegates at the most recent annual meeting in Shepardstown, West Virginia.

“Being elected to a top leadership level in our Nation’s largest and one of its oldest conservation organizations is, indeed, a high honor.” said Carruth. “Knowing that the decisions we make have, not only a national but international impact, is truly humbling. To be entrusted not once but twice with that responsibility by the Delegates is not something I take lightly.”

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