GATEWAY BUSINESSES GIVE BACK TO YELLOWSTONE
Yellowstone National Park’s “gateway towns” have a uniquely symbiotic relationship with the Park: They are tasked with providing services to millions of seasonal Park visitors every year. Business owners in Cody, West Yellowstone, Gardiner, Cooke City, and the surrounding areas generally live, work and raise their families in these towns near Park entrances because they love Yellowstone.
Now many gateway businesses are showing their commitment to the Park via a new partnership with the Yellowstone Park Foundation called Gateway Businesses For The Park. These businesses are giving back to the Park by becoming bronze, silver, gold or platinum members, and providing financial support for projects funded under six YPF Initiatives: Wildlife, Wonders & Wilderness, Visitor Experience, Cultural Treasures, Ranger Heritage, Greenest Park, and Tomorrow’s Stewards.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
If you’re a YNP visitor:
When you visit gateway towns, please support businesses that support the Park. Look for the Gateway Businesses For The Park stickers displayed at member businesses, and let them know that you appreciate their commitment to America’s first national park.
If you’re a gateway town business owner:
Jump on board and become a Gateway Businesses For The Park member! The program offers numerous benefits beyond the satisfaction of supporting the Park, and is designed to provide a network for like-minded businesses to help the entire region thrive. To learn more, visit www.forthepark.org.
Photo of Cooke City courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.