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Defenders of Wildlife named recipient of Nature's Path 2010 EnviroKidz giving back award

Funds will support Wildlife Volunteer Corps, Wild-child and Enviro-Hikes

(05/05/2010) -

(May 5, 2010) – Defenders of Wildlife has announced it was named a recipient of Nature’s Path Organic Foods’ 2010 EnviroKidz Giving Back Award.  The Giving Back Program donates money to non-profit organizations, such as Defenders of Wildlife, that support endangered species, habitat conservation and environmental education for kids.

“We were thrilled to be recognized with the 2010 EnviroKidz Giving Back Award from Nature’s Path. The funding will allow us to get young people outdoors connecting with nature through hands on activities that show we can all make a difference,” said Rodger Schlickeisen of Defenders. "We so appreciate the award and the loyal Nature’s Path customers who made it possible."

Defenders is launching a three pronged campaign to get the young outdoors to connect with nature; to create awareness to threats to their very environment; and to provide hands on activities to help endangered plants and animals survive and thrive in our changing world.   

“It means so much to us to be able to support organizations like Defenders of Wildlife that are actively working to preserve the environment,” said Arran Stephens, President and Founder of Nature’s Path Organic Foods.  “The incredible customers who support our EnviroKidz line made it possible, and we are extremely grateful to them.”

Learn more about Wildlife Volunteer Corps.

Nature’s Path, North America’s number one organic cereal manufacturer celebrated the 10 year anniversary of its EnviroKidz Giving Back Award last year. For more information go to www.naturespath.com.


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About Defenders of Wildlife:

Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities. With more than 1 million members and activists, Defenders of Wildlife is a leading advocate for innovative solutions to safeguard our wildlife heritage for generations to come. For more information, visit www.defenders.org.

About Nature’s Path:
Founded in 1985, Nature’s Path Organic Foods is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia and employs around 350 people at its four facilities in Canada and the United States.  The privately held, family-owned company produces breakfast foods and snacks sold in specialty foods stores and retailers in 40 countries around the world.  The company’s innovative brands include Nature’s Path®, Flax Plus, EnviroKidz®, and Optimum®.  Visit Nature’s Path online at www.naturespath.com.



Patty Probst, Defenders of Wildlife, (202) 682-9400