When you stay at Arsenic and Old Lace for 2 or more days January – March we will donate 2% of your stay to the Wilderness Society. Read more in the Press Release.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WinterGreen Vacations – Your winter vacation can help protect American wilderness areas.
From the Sierras to the Smokies, from “sea to shining sea” and all the wild places in between, America’s wilderness is an indelible part of our national heritage and an important legacy to pass on to our children.
Pristine, undeveloped wilderness is important – not only in its own right, but for the clean air and water, recreation, and wildlife habitat it provides all of us.
But these wild places are constantly under pressure and need protection in order to thrive.
And now there is a new program that makes it easy for winter travelers to support those remaining wilderness areas – WinterGreen Vacations.
The idea is simple. Stay at Arsenic and Old Lace Bed & Breakfast, Eureka Springs, Arkansas from January through March, 2010, and they will donate 2% of your lodging of two-day stays or longer to The Wilderness Society to protect these spectacular places.
The beta-test of the program is starting with a select group of small, eco-friendly and independently owned inns and B&Bs across the country. The goal is be national in 2011, with hopefully thousands of such eco-sensitive lodging facilities participating.
Arsenic and Old Lace is a small elegant Bed & Breakfast set in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and located on a secluded wooded area in the historic village of Eureka Springs. Eco-sensitive they are proud to have been selected to participate in this test program. They are a Select Registry Inn, one of only 3 in Arkansas and approximately 400 in North America. Select Registry Inns are quality assured and inspected. Arsenic and Old Lace is also one of the small number of Inn’s recognized as a Diamond Collection property by BedandBreakfast.com the leading directory of B&B’s in America.
“We are all committed to protecting these wild, beautiful areas of our country,” said Doug Breitling, who owns Arsenic and Old Lace B&B with his wife Beverly. “And we are honored to work with The Wilderness Society in what we hope will become a major annual program generating strong financial support for their outstanding work.”
Founded in 1935, The Wilderness Society’s mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. From writing and passing the landmark Wilderness Act to winning lasting protection for more than 109 million acres of permanent wilderness across the country to date, The Wilderness Society is America’s premier public lands conservation organization. TWS and its 500,000 members and supporters are dedicated to protecting America’s wilderness and to developing a nationwide network of these iconic wild lands through public education, scientific analysis and advocacy.
“The Wilderness Society is always looking for innovative opportunities to increase public awareness and generate support for America’s wild places,” said Sally Adams, Vice-President of Communications and Marketing, The Wilderness Society. “We’re very excited about working with WinterGreen Vacations to pilot what could become an important program to help people not only enjoy this country’s beautiful wilderness areas, but to support them in a direct way.”
“We’re in Eureka Spring’s, Arkansas and near the Buffalo National River Wilderness, a beautiful place that’s very popular with visitors, even in the winter and we are excited by a chance to support this American treasure through WinterGreen.”
Arsenic and Old Lace Bed & Breakfast: www.EurekaSpringsRomanceBB.com
The Wilderness Society: www.wilderness.org
For more information about Arsenic and Old Lace Bed & Breakfast, please contact:
Doug Breitling, Owner, ArsenicOldLaceBB@gmail.com, 800-243-523
For more information about WinterGreen or The Wilderness Society, please contact:
Michelle Duarte, WildSpring Guest Habitat/Creator of the WinterGreen Program
541.332.0977 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally Adams, Vice-President, Communications and Marketing/The Wilderness Society, 202-420-2616 or email@example.com