Mammoth Cave National Parks wins environmental award

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky.- Mammoth Cave National Park is being honored for its commitment to protecting the environment.

The National Park Service awarded Mammoth Cave the 2019 Good Neighbor Environmental Achievement Award.

The award recognizes the commitment to partnerships at the local, state, national and international levels. The partnerships facilitate important research of the park’s extensive caves and karst landscape, while preserving the park and surrounding communities.

The Nature Conservancy, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife and the Caveland Marketing Association are among those partners.

The national park encompasses nearly 53,000 acres in south central Kentucky.