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Delaware North Parks and Resorts giving guests tree saplings to celebrate Earth Month

Planted trees can remove more than 340,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

Delaware North, a global hospitality and entertainment company, is celebrating Earth Month in partnership with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. by offering guests at 13 parks and resorts locations across the United States a tree sapling to plant in their community. The planted trees will help fight climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.

21-0510_dn_pr_earthdaypromo_640px_v4-3034525From April 18 to May 2, guests will receive a tree upon check-in to take home and plant, contributing to clean air in their community. The 7,120 tree saplings that will be distributed through the Roots of Sustainability project have the potential to remove up to 341,760 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere once they have matured. Guests will receive a tree sapling native to the park location where they are staying – either a blue spruce, ponderosa pine, western white pine or snakebark maple.

Delaware North is sponsoring The Canopy Project through EARTHDAY.ORG to plant another tree for every tree planted by guests and shared on social media using the hashtag #explorebetter. The initiative was inspired by Earth Month, which includes the global events of National Park Week (April 17 – 25), Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 30).

The 13 locations within Delaware North’s parks and resorts division that are participating are:  

  • The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, Geneva, Ohio
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Yavapai Lodge, Arizona
  • Honey Creek Resort, Moravia, Iowa
  • Kings Canyon National Park, Grant Grove Cabins, California
  • Sequoia National Park, Wuksachi Lodge, California
  • The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park, Colorado
  • The Ridgeline Hotel at Yellowstone, Gardiner, Montana
  • Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, Fish Camp, California
  • The Pine Lodge, Whitefish, Montana
  • Explorer Cabins at West Yellowstone, Montana
  • Gray Wolf Inn & Suites, West Yellowstone, Montana
  • Holiday Inn® West Yellowstone, Montana
  • The Gideon Putnam, Saratoga Springs, New York

Roots of Sustainability supports Delaware North’s proprietary stewardship platform, GreenPath®, which helps ensure the company carefully manages its environmental impact and positively contributes to the communities it serves. Through GreenPath, Delaware North sets strict guidelines for energy and water consumption, waste management and other standards at its 200-plus operating locations around world.
About Delaware North's parks and resorts business
Delaware North Parks and Resorts is a global leader in the hospitality industry, operating lodging, food and beverage and retail services, recreational activities, and educational programming at destinations in North America, Australia and New Zealand. Delaware North operates in many of the United States’ iconic national and state parks, including Grand Canyon National Park, Yellowstone National Park and Niagara Falls State Park, as well as at cultural attractions such as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. In all, Delaware North owns and operates more than 20 lodging locations. To learn more about Delaware North’s hospitality management expertise, visit
About Delaware North
Delaware North is a global hospitality and entertainment company founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years. Delaware North operates at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, cultural landmarks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Learn more about Delaware North at