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Grand Canyon National Park

2009/2010 Accomplishment Report

Presidential and Vice Presidential visits to Grand Canyon National Park

The Division of Visitor and Resource Protection led and supported the presidential family visit in August 2009 and the vice presidential visit in July 2010.

For these important occasions, the division prepared a comprehensive protection program for visitors and park resources that focused on service and continuous improvement. This included radio dispatch and 911 emergency services, law enforcement, wildland and structural fire protection, search and rescue, and emergency medical services throughout the park.

These services support park management all year long by protecting resources, 4.5 million annual park visitors, and a permanent park population of more than 3,000 residents.

Visitor and Resource Protection staff. NPS photo

Right: Presidential family visit, August 2009. Below: Vice Presidential visit, July 2010. NPS photos

The Presidential Grand Canyon vacation was much like those of other families: They came, they sa , they left. But along the way, they thrilled visitors from all over the globe who lined the streets of Tusayan and Grand Canyon Village to get a glimpse of the park’s most distinguished visitors.

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