Background: Pew’s work to restore America’s parks seeks to raise awareness about the $11.9 billion deferred maintenance backlog facing the National Park Service (NPS) and implement long-term solutions to address the challenge.
The initiative collaborates with national partner groups, as well as state and local organizations, to effect change with Congress, the administration, and the NPS.
As Executive Director of Recreation Northwest, Todd Elsworth promotes outdoor recreation and brings community together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. His decades of extensive event production, marketing and writing experience propel this passion. You might bump into him and his daughter Violet while they’re biking, hiking, paddling or skiing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.