The National Parks Service Celebrates its Centennial
The National Parks Service Celebrates its Centennial – “On Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act establishing the National Park Service (NPS), which at the time oversaw 35 national parks and monuments. Until then, there had been no guarantee that the country’s national parks would be protected and preserved by the federal government. Little could President Wilson or the parks’ stewards have predicted at the time that their vision of nature and wildlife preservation for the enjoyment of future generations would balloon into a vast network of 408 parks, forests, monuments, battlefields and coastline that have become some of the most visited tourism destinations in the world.”
I’ve been lucky enough to spend A LOT of time in a bunch of America’s parks and have huge appreciation for what the National Parks Service does while accomplishing their mission.
Here are some of my favorites…