Chimani Featured in National Park Conservation Association’s Southwest Newsletter

Chimani has been featured in the National Park Conservation Association’s Southwest Winter Newsletter. The article, written by Chimani Marketing Manager Tom Tash, reflects on the significant impact an 8-day trip to 13 national parks had on him last summer.

npcabodyThe piece is titled “TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF THE PARK EXPERIENCE: An App Developer’s Journey through the Southwest” and goes on to say:

“Growing up outside of Acadia National Park, the significance of unspoiled landscapes, humbling vastness, and the everlasting struggle to protect these most basic natural elements was not lost on me.

As the Marketing Manager for national park app developer Chimani, I’m always considering how we can use technology to educate and inspire new national park enthusiasts. But in order to truly understand how to connect people to “America’s best idea,” I had to head West.

In June, I was sent to the Southwest to research 13 national parks in eight days. I was enthralled by the beauty of Joshua Tree and Death Valley, and the stunning red rock of Utah’s “Mighty Five.” I looked back in time at Grand Canyon, Petri ed Forest and Saguaro in Arizona. It was thrilling and exhausting, and would forever change my outlook on the urgency of protecting these brilliant places.

While my mission was to learn how to develop technology for addressing the future of visitation to the parks, it became clear to me that without increased efforts to educate the public on the issues that NPCA fights for every day, that the future of these places could never be guaranteed. I returned home feeling, as we all should, greater personal responsibility for their care.”

The newsletter can be found here.

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