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American Park Experience Award

National Park Trust Honors Dan Biederman and Biederman Redevelopment Ventures with the American Park Experience Award

Dan Biederman APEXNewark, NJ (May 14, 2015): As a part of the welcome program at our national kick-off event for Kids to Parks Day at Military Park, Newark, NJ, Dan Biederman and Biederman Redevelopment Ventures (BRV) received NPT's American Park Experience Award.

The award honors an individual or group that has made outstanding contributions to enhance the awareness and appreciation of our nation's parks; public lands and water; and historic and cultural landmarks. Biederman and BRV were recognized for their leadership in revitalizing urban parks including Military Park and Bryant Park in New York City.

"I was honored to receive recognition from the National Park Trust," Biederman remarked. "My interest in parks began with childhood hiking trips to national parks and forests. The instinct of urban children on finding trees, plants, lawns, and activities is the same — their interest in nature is seeded. We've been thrilled to accomplish that in Newark."

Past Recipients


2010: Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
2009: Director Ken Burns

ABOUT THE AMERICAN PARK EXPERIENCE AWARD

The American Park Experience Award was established in 2009 to recognize an individual or group that has made outstanding contributions to enhance the awareness and appreciation of our nation's parks, wildlife refuges, and historic landmarks. Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan were the first co-recipients of this award. The Secretary will accept the Award at a reception in Washington, D.C. this fall.