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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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To: U.S Forest Service personnel Thank you for all of your efforts in keeping our forests and land Safe, Accessible and clean for the benefit of everyone that visits the places you maintain and protect! You ALL are Awesome! Thank you for your service to humanity and the lands you maintain. RG

Robert Goodman, Richmond, Virginia
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“He who plants a tree, plants a hope.”
-Lucy Larcom

Thank you for helping protect our forest. We cut down or trees with little thought of the future, only how it benefits us now. Our trees purify our air, protect against floods, combat climate change, etc. Your dedication to our forests and future is appreciated. Again, thank you.

Reanna Robinson, Humble, Texas
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Thank you for everything you do, to keep our National Forest relevant and upkeep of the landscape.

Anonymous, Georgia
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Thank you for keeping our Forests clean and beautiful. Visiting Allegheny National Forest on the weekends during the summer were some of my fondest memories growing up as a kid with my family in the Pittsburgh region. Thank you for keeping the forests as beautiful as always for future generations to come and enjoy the outdoors.

Alex Gedrys, Georgia
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to the men and women who help protect our environment, i want to thank you for your service and hard work

azaff ramirez, 30022, Georgia
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You "leaf" a great impression on all of us. We are "sappy" to know the effort you make to conserve our beautiful National Forests. We know you are focused on the "root" cause of any obstacles that can affect your efforts as getting "stump" is not an option. Keep up the great work and make our National Forests a "Pear-adise" everyone can enjoy.

Anonymous, El Paso, Texas
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I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for your unwavering commitment to protecting America's forests. The work you do is truly commendable and serves as a beacon of hope for the conservation of our planets precious ecosystems.

Sincerely,

Rajah Andrews

Rajah Andrews, Detroit, Michigan
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Thank you so much for all that you do in maintaining our forests! Without your help, my children and I would not be able to enjoy hearing the wind in the trees and the sounds of so many birds. The scenery is just breathtaking and we love taking the time to enjoy being outdoors when we visit our local forests.

Anonymous, 34608, Florida
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7 out of 10 Americans live within a 2-hour drive of a National Forest.

Together, we can make a meaningful impact and ensure a brighter, greener future for all. Thank you once again for everything you do. Your passion and dedication inspire us all. With gratitude, EMPLOYEE OF VERIZON

Anonymous, CHICAGO, Illinois
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Thank you for everything you do. Underrated and overlooked, no one can deny the importance of the Land and everything it provides. Responsible recreation and conservation is your goal and I appreciate and respect your mission. Thanks again!

P.S... Where's Smokey!?

Anonymous, Columbia, South Carolina
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Don't worry... Be Happy!!! Thanks for keeping our forest safe! America's lung is extremely needed and you keep it safe for us! Thanks for being amazing!

Anonymous, El Paso, Texas
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I want to express my sincerest thanks to everyone that is part of the National Forest. My wife and I nearly exclusively camp and hike within national forests and grasslands and we appreciate everything you do to maintain these areas. We are espcially thankfully to those in our local forests in Shawnee, Hiawatha, and Hoosier. Thank you again!

Jacob Perry, Crystal Lake, Illinois
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We definitely want to thank you for working to clean our Forests! You are amazing and the American public says Thank You!

Pamela Fisher, Chicago, Illinois
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Thank you for the thankless and selfless work you do! I camp and fish with my family multiple times per year. That wouldn't be possible without people like you helping to keep parks, lakes, and forests clear and clean. Thank you for helping me create traditions and make lasting memories with my family!

Anonymous, El Paso, Texas
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Thank you for everything that you all do! Now more than ever, it is important that we are taking care of our forest and green areas. We appreciate you and keep doing a great job!

Anonymous, El Paso, Texas
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Thank you for your protection you give to our natural resources. We know you do more than just protect trees. We thank you for all your hard work. Special shout outs from my coworkers to Shawnee NF, Hoosier NF, Hiawatha NF, Buffalo Gap Grasslands, and Black Rock Desert. Be safe and make sure you take time to protect yourself and your well being.

Anonymous, Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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Thank you for your efforts and selecting a job that could be a challenge on your body. We have what is left of clean air thanks to you. we are fortunate you are protecting the beauty of our nation. Have a safe and enjoyable year.

Anonymous, Columbia, South Carolina
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Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication! Thank you for keeping our forests beautiful, ensuring that future generations will also be able to enjoy them.

Anonymous, Illinois
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Thank you for having the best responsibility to take great care of the forests across this great country! It ensures all of the lives of the animals and organisms in the forest continue to flourish!

Anonymous, Illinois
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Thanks for saving the forests.

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

Thank you for all your efforts and dedication to protecting our forests!

Anonymous, Illinois
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Thanks for keeping our forests safe! Some of the last few places where the public can go enjoy the outdoors.

Jesus Gonzalez, El Paso, Texas
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Thank you so much for all that you do. Your efforts to conserve and promote responsibility allows so many of us to visit the most beautiful forests and preserves. You all are truly amazing. Thank you for your service!

Anonymous, Chicago, Illinois
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I hope to visit Yellowstone and Redwood National Park. I have only been fortunate to see photos or videos of both. Thank you for protecting our national forests.

Erin McGowan, Westerville, Ohio
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Thank you for your dedication to our forest and grassland. Even though your efforts may often go unnoticed i and grateful for all that you do. Not only protecting the forest, but protecting human life as well.

Maria Vasquez, El Paso, Texas
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