Stericycle has announced a $1 million, five-year partnership with the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service. Stericycle's commitment will support landscape and wildlife conservation with a focus on wetland restoration.
Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help protect more than 85 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts and connect all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history.
Together with its partners, the National Park Foundation is supporting efforts to restore and conserve wetlands, which could increase their carbon storage, improve water purification, help reduce the destructive power of floods and storms, stabilize streambanks, reduce erosion, and provide critical habitat for fish and wildlife. Across more than 400 parks, the National Park System includes over 20 million acres of wetlands that are vital to their local communities and ecosystems.
The National Park Foundation's mission is to protect national parks and connect people to the wonder of parks, aligning well with Stericycle's mission to protect health and well-being in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. This partnership builds on Stericycle's ongoing efforts to create a safer, more sustainable world and healthier, greener communities everywhere.
"Stericycle was founded over 30 years ago in response to medical waste washing up on shores in the Northeast and this partnership allows us to build on our efforts to protect waterways and the environment by directly supporting wetland restoration, which is integral to the livelihood of the surrounding communities," said Cindy J. Miller, president and chief executive officer at Stericycle. "Our partnership with the National Park Foundation will fortify a more sustainable future for these parks and also highlights the important role that protected, safe and inclusive outdoor environments play in individual and community well-being."
"Wetlands in national parks are absolutely invaluable and we must continue to protect these critically important habitats. We are proud to partner with Stericycle to help restore wetlands that are home to incredible wildlife resources, provide places for recreation, while also providing critical climate and water quality benefits," said Jason Corzine, vice president of resource management at the National Park Foundation, "Stericycle's support will help protect and preserve wetlands for generations to come."
To find out more about Stericycle's partnerships and sustainability efforts, visit the Social Responsibility section of our website.