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Happy Birthday National Park Service

107 years of preserving our natural wonders!!

The National Park Service was created on August 25, 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act into law. This act established the National Park Service as a federal agency responsible for managing the national parks and other protected areas in the United States.

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The National Park Service (NPS) was established on August 25, 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act into law. This landmark legislation marked the birth of an agency dedicated to the preservation, protection, and responsible management of the United States’ natural and cultural treasures. Spearheaded by visionaries like John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt, the NPS was formed to ensure that these valuable landscapes and historical sites would be conserved for future generations. The NPS manages a diverse range of sites, from awe-inspiring national parks and monuments to historic landmarks, battlefields, and recreational areas. Over the years, the NPS has played a crucial role in maintaining the ecological integrity and accessibility of these sites while fostering a deeper appreciation for the nation’s natural and cultural heritage.

Let’s take a moment to reflect and raise a flag to the generations of park rangers, conservationists, and adventurers who have worked tirelessly to protect and maintain these sanctuaries. Their dedication ensures that we can continue to explore, learn, and connect with the great outdoors. 

Whether it’s a stunning sunrise hike, a cozy campfire evening, or a wildlife encounter that left you in awe, let’s cherish these moments that remind us of the profound beauty and diversity of our planet. As we step into another year of preserving these natural wonders, let’s recommit ourselves to responsible and sustainable tourism. Let’s leave no trace, tread lightly, and help safeguard these precious ecosystems for generations to come

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