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Guests can participate in eco-friendly activities, enjoy fee-free National Park Week April 22-26, and support conservation of Sequoia National Park with special room rates
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif., March 20, 2013 — Wuksachi Lodge at Sequoia National Park will celebrate Earth Day with eco-friendly activities to entertain visitors and highlight its longstanding commitment to sustainability. Coinciding with the lodge’s green events, entrance to Sequoia National Park is free for “National Park Week,” April 22-26. Additionally, the sequoia hotel will offer its Sequoia Parks Foundation Package through May 12 and donate 10% of the room rate to the Sequoia Parks Foundation, a nonprofit that funds projects and programs that enhance the restoration, conservation and enjoyment of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Founded on April 22, 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday. Wuksachi Lodge will honor Earth Day with its annual Earth Day Fair on Sat., April 20. The celebration will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Lodgepole Complex, located just a few miles from the lodge. The family-friendly event features educational displays, interpretive information, organic and natural snacks, recycled-material souvenirs and plenty of giveaways. Local educators will also be on hand to take visitors on explorations of the impressive animal and plant world living within the park.

Beginning at 6 p.m. the same evening Wuksachi Lodge will host a two-hour family program with interactive games. Additionally, guests can enjoy sustainable culinary creations throughout the weekend the lodge’s signature dining venue, The Peaks Restaurant.

Wuksachi Lodge’s Sequoia Parks Foundation Package is available only through May 12, 2013. Prices start from $115 per night for guest rooms and include a $20 park pass credit at check-out (note: park admission is free April 22-26). Wuksachi Lodge will donate 10% of the room rate to the Sequoia Parks Foundation. For more information and to book, call 866-449-4902 or visit More information on the Sequoia Parks Foundation is available at

Wuksachi Lodge’s commitment to sustainability aligns with standards set forth by its management company, Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts. An industry leader in environmental stewardship, Delaware North Companies established its GreenPath® environmental management system to protect the special places in which it operates. Wuksachi Lodge is proud to have received the Star of the Industry Award in Good Earthkeeping from the California Hotel & Lodging Association for its efforts.

On March 23rd, in honor of Earth Hour, Wuksachi Lodge will dim its lights and encourage guests to power down and shut off the lights in their rooms. Organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour has grown from a single-city initiative into a global movement where millions of people come together each year to support energy conservation.

To learn more about Wuksachi Lodge's Earth Day and Earth Hour events, visit

For more information, to make dining reservations or to book overnight accommodations at Wuksachi Lodge, call 866-449-4902 or visit
About the Wuksachi Lodge
Located in the heart of Sequoia National Park on the western slope of the Central Sierra, the 102-room Wuksachi Lodge features a panoramic mountain setting, full-service restaurant, cocktail lounge, retail shop, and 1,320 square feet of dedicated meeting space. Furnishings reflect an upscale, natural decor highlighting native granite rock, oak, cedar, and hickory woods as well as modern guest amenities such as Internet access. The Wuksachi Lodge is operated by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, one of the nation’s leading hospitality management companies, under contract with the National Park Service.

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is an industry leader providing Stewardship and Hospitality in Special PlacesSM with hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations at historic and scenic properties in North America and Australia. The company operates Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite national parks, including The Ahwahnee and other Yosemite lodges; Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite & the Cottages at Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa in British Columbia; Niagara Falls State Park; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ohio; Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga; Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, Gray Wolf Inn & Suites and Yellowstone Park Hotel. The company also owns and operates five luxury resorts in Australia: Lizard Island Resort, Heron Island Resort, Wilson Island Resort, Kings Canyon Resort and El Questro Homestead and Wilderness Park. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ hospitality management expertise, visit
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