Yellowstone Offers Passes That Become Valid in 2172

In the meantime, the $1.5K donation will support park projects
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 4, 2022 6:05 PM CDT
Yellowstone Sells Pass for Future Generations
Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.   (Getty/XIN WANG)

(Newser) – As Yellowstone National Park celebrates its 150th anniversary year, the park's fundraising arm is seeking $1,500 donations in exchange for an annual entry pass that can be used by carloads of the donor's descendants to visit the park in 150 years. Yellowstone Forever will use the money raised through the sale of Inheritance Passes to support park projects like trail improvements, education, native fish conservation, and scientific studies, the AP reports.

"It is our way of celebrating 150 years of Yellowstone National Park and to help preserve the park for the next 150 years," said Lisa Diekmann, president and CEO of Yellowstone Forever. The concept was created by the Havas Chicago advertising agency. Rather than looking back to celebrate the park's 150th anniversary, Havas Chicago said suggested looking ahead and thinking about ways to preserve the park for future generations. The Inheritance Passes will be annual passes valid for entry into Yellowstone in 2172. Donors will also receive a pass to enter Yellowstone that is good for a period of a year after its first use, said Wendie Carr, chief marketing officer for Yellowstone Forever.

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