Voyageurs National Park Association is the non-profit conservation and program partner of Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park. VNPA provides a gateway for businesses to help protect and promote the park’s natural, recreational, and historic resources.
Every year Voyageurs National Park and VNPA identify important projects and programs that need attention. Corporate partnerships can help give these projects wings and succeed beyond federal budget limitations.
Your business can provide annual support, project grants, in-kind gifts, and cause-marketing promotion that further a wide range of worthy projects. You can engage your partners and customers while demonstrating your company’s commitment to our country’s treasured national parks by supporting youth engagement, outdoor education, land stewardship and protection, and volunteerism at Voyageurs National Park. Over 250,000 annual visitors will be grateful for your role in protecting and promoting this Minnesota treasure.
To learn more about current project opportunities and annual corporate sponsorship please contact Christina Hausman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612.333.5424.
Highlight Printing is the official printing partner of Voyageurs National Park Association. Their print services and support help VNPA protect and promote Voyageurs National Park.
Highlight Printing Minneapolis adopted its Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility Program in 2009. This program establishes a focused mission and philosophy that helps Highlight Printing make an even greater, more positive impact on the Twin Cities community through the company’s charitable donations, social involvement and environmental awareness. For Highlight Printing, it’s about the future – their Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility Program focuses on our kids and our environment.
Polaris Snowmobile Safety & Access Project
Polaris Industries Inc. and VNPA recently partnered to enhance snowmobile safety and trail access in Voyageurs National Park. Polaris is funding the construction of three new warming huts, which will keep snowmobilers warm and safe and house trail maps and other park educational material. Polaris is also donating two new snowmobiles to assist park rangers with winter environmental field studies and maintenance activities.
Park Superintendent Michael Ward commented on the recent donation, “We greatly appreciate Polaris’ support and generosity and the partnership we have with VNPA. This donation will strongly enhance safety and access on our trails and our service to the public.”
Snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing trails offer winter access across Voyageurs’ 218,000 acres. Voyageurs National Park has over 110 miles of snowmobile trails that help visitors see the beauty of the park all year round – similar to other national parks like Yellowstone, Grand Teton and those in Alaska that feature snowmobiling and winter recreation.
The donation marks the first collaboration between Polaris and Voyageurs and VNPA is pleased that the focus has been on park access and safety. Temperatures often dip below 30° F in Northern Minnesota and prolonged exposure to the cold and elements makes warming huts a necessary component of trail access. Snowmobiles also provide vital access for park rangers who work year round on park stewardship.
“Safe, responsible snowmobiling is an excellent way to experience the beauty and grandeur of our national parks, and we are proud to partner with the VNPA to promote such access,” said Scott Wine, Polaris CEO. “We began as a snowmobile company, and our passion for riding remains strong. As such we are honored to support both the park’s rangers, as they maintain the park’s facilities, and its visitors, as they enjoy them.”