Founder’s Day for National Parks in the USA

Happy Birthday!

Two year countdown until the BIG party that celebrates the centennial of national parks in the USA. Today (August 25) is Founder’s Day, a good opportunity to learn about the US conservation movement and bonus (!) free entrance to the national parks for US residents and visitors alike.

Some history. On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the “Organic Act” which stated that the “[National Park Service] will conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”
http://www.nps.gov/aboutus/npsbirthday.htm
http://www.NPSbirthday.org
http://www.nationalparks.org/founders-day

August 25 is Founder's Day for the National Park Service @GoParks @NatlParkService @ParksTraveler #usawild

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One Response to Founder’s Day for National Parks in the USA

  1. wisreader says:

    The U.S. National Parks are pretty wonderful aren’t they? I’m glad to have found your blog Ron – I love blogs and people dedicated to celebrating and protecting all things associated with the natural world. And a little of the history behind these efforts – that’s great too!

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