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U.S. Forest Service

As part of its responsible business plan, Citizen Verizon, Verizon partnered with the National Forest Foundation to thank individuals who have dedicated their professional careers to protecting America’s National Forests—the U.S. Forest Service personnel.

As the effects of climate change exacerbate wildfires and the impacts of COVID-19 spur an unprecedented increase in visitations, Forest Service staff continue to selflessly work and often put their lives in danger to ensure these public lands thrive now and for many generations to come.

In addition to sharing messages of support, encouragement, and thanks from Verizon’s employees, Verizon’s generous grant will plant 100,000 trees on National Forest lands. These native trees will help provide fresh air, clean water, and remove carbon from the environment.

As part of its responsible business plan, Citizen Verizon, Verizon partnered with the National Forest Foundation to thank individuals who have dedicated their professional careers to protecting America’s National Forests—the U.S. Forest Service personnel.

As the effects of climate change exacerbate wildfires and the impacts of COVID-19 spur an unprecedented increase in visitations, Forest Service staff continue to selflessly work and often put their lives in danger to ensure these public lands thrive now and for many generations to come.

In addition to sharing messages of support, encouragement, and thanks from Verizon’s employees, Verizon’s generous grant will plant 100,000 trees on National Forest lands. These native trees will help provide fresh air, clean water, and remove carbon from the environment.

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Hello, My father relocated to rural Utah in 1980 and since then I have spent a lot of time on US Forest Service land in and around his home. Many of my fondest memories are with family exploring the forests that I consider the "back yard". I want to personally thank the USFS personnel for the hard work they do.

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Anonymous, Southlake, Texas
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The US National Forest system is one of the most amazing features of living in the united states. I have had the distinct pleasure of visiting a lot of the different forests you preserve and protect. They are all amazing and beautiful in their distinctive ways. Thank you for your passion for conservation and keeping these amazing places alive!

Kristopher Staples, Phoenix, Arizona
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I cannot thank you enough for all the beautiful forest and grasslands. Your efforts to preserve these natural wonders of our planet is a noble task. Thank you for helping conserve these places that make life worth living.

Kristopher Staples, Phoenix, Arizona
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Thank you for all you do to conserve and protect the two most important elements of life on our planet--water and air. In a world increasingly warming under technology and urbanization, I take inspiration that you are all out there protecting the forests that help combat carbon and the water supply essential for all living things on earth.

Kristopher Staples, Phoenix, Arizona
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I am writing this message to thank you for all the work you do to conserve and protect the amazing national forests spanning the United States. I have had the wonderful opportunity to explore many of the national forests you protect--my favorite being the Superior National forest in my original home state of MN. The life you protect is precious.

Kristopher Staples, Phoenix, Arizona
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Dear Forest Service Employees, Your work is not being taken in vain. Our wildlife (Air, land and water) have a better chance of survival and livable conditions. Our trees can still provide oxygen because of you. Your efforts keep our forest beautiful and we thank you!

Whitney Blair, Charlotte, North Carolina
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I'd Like to thank you for protecting the forest and everything in it, you guys are literally the last line of defense in world where we take nature for granted, Even though your fight will eventually be in vain due to mans insatiable hunger to destroy nature... I thank you one and all.

Anonymous, Lauderhill, Florida
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We appreciate you so much.

Anonymous, Mena, Arkansas
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7 out of 10 Americans live within a 2-hour drive of a National Forest.

Thank you for keeping our forests safe!

Anonymous, Mena, Arkansas
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Its genuinely all about our enviornment I thank you for being the best and most impactful part of society by protecting what doesn't speak but has Life its far and few in between to find such impactful individuals

Anonymous, 33463, Florida
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Dear Forest Serv. Member Please accept this message of my heartfelt gratitude & admiration for your strength, courage, & dedication to preserving the health & beauty of our planet by protecting our forests from fire & other hazards, natural & man-made. Thank you for your bravery & hard work!

Anonymous, phenix city, Alabama
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Thank you so much for all you do.

Loki DeWitt, Mena, Arkansas
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The Wasatch-cache national forest is my all time favorite and is very special to me as I was born and raised in Utah. The work you do does not go unnoticed. Every day there are more and more threats to our ecosystems and wildlife. These forests are not only life giving but a beauty to behold. Thank you for everything you do to protect our forests.

Jacob Montgomery, Riverton, Utah
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thanks you for you service in preserving one of America's best asset. The Forest Service and Park Service really help for any time I get to spend in those areas to decompress and make my usual m-f life more bearable.

jeff baker, murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to keeping our forests safe and well maintained. I just took a round trip and I know I could not have enjoyed it more had it not been for the forests being kept up and the hiking trails being kept clean and riverscapes being so clean.

Anonymous, Mobile, Alabama
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Thanks for keeping our forests healthy and beautiful!

Anonymous, Farmington, Utah
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I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering dedication and hard work in preserving our nation's forests. Your efforts in safeguarding these national treasures ensure that they remain vibrant and healthy for future generations. Thank you for your commitment to our environment, and the the tireless service you provide.

Anonymous, Glen Burnie, Maryland
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Thanks for keeping our forests healthy and beautiful!

Anonymous, Farmington, Utah
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Thanks for keeping our forests healthy and beautiful!

Anonymous, Farmington, Utah
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Thanks for keeping our forests healthy and beautiful!

Anonymous, Farmington, Utah
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National Forests cover 193 million acres of the United States – that’s the size of Texas!

Thanks for keeping our forests healthy and beautiful!

Anonymous, Farmington, Utah
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Thanks for keeping our forests healthy and beautiful!

Anonymous, Farmington, Utah
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Thanks for keeping our forests healthy and beautiful!

Anonymous, Farmington, Utah
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Thanks for keeping our forests healthy and beautiful!

Anonymous, Farmington, Utah
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Thanks for keeping our forests healthy and beautiful!

Anonymous, Farmington, Utah
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