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Jason Urroz

Director, Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, United States

Jason Urroz serves as the director of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program, creating a network of hiking trails throughout the United States that link various types of public land management agencies together through the common mission to get kids and families active outdoors and reconnected to nature for their health. Due to the success of Kids in Parks, Mr. Urroz and the program have been recognized by the National Park Service, American Academy of Pediatrics, Association of Partners for Public Lands, and the former White House administration's Let's Move! program. Mr. Urroz serves on the National ParkRx Steering Committee, the North Carolina Children and Nature Network leadership team, and other boards and committees across the US, helping lead the movement to get children reconnected with nature. A former interpretive ranger in Yosemite National Park, Mr. Urroz holds a B.Sc. from Humboldt State University in natural resource interpretation.