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Local Singer To Write And Record Song To Protect National Parks

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File Photo: Doreen Taylor recording at Milkboy Studio in Spring Garden(Credit: Brad Segall)

File Photo: Doreen Taylor recording at Milkboy Studio in Spring Garden(Credit: Brad Segall)

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By Brad Segall

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A local singer has been tapped by the nation’s leading park advocacy organization to write and record an inspirational song designed to help protect our national parks for future generations.

Fresh off her tour which included three sellout concerts in Philadelphia and Manhattan, the National Parks Conservation Association picked Doreen Taylor to collaborate on the song as the National Park Service prepares to celebrate 100 years.

She will unveil “Colors of the USA” next month at a gala in the nation’s capital.

In a Spring Garden studio this week Taylor talked about the honor. “I really wanted to make something totally encompassing of not just for the National Parks but I wanted a song that withstood the test of time. I wanted something that you could hear 30 years from now and still be moved with goose bumps and that feeling of just patriotism.”

A percentage of the proceeds from the song will be donated to help protect parks like Independence National Park and Valley Forge Historical Park. Taylor is afraid we’re losing our history and this is her way of giving back to help preserve some of that history. It was important for her to record the song in Philadelphia where there will be a release party as well.

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