National Park Service Founders Day

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Every year on August 25, National Park Service Founders Day is honored. The National Parks System's outstanding conservation and preservation efforts are honored on this day. Remember that the National Parks Service works hard to make a natural outdoor resource accessible to every American while you are enjoying beautiful trails, open spaces, watersheds, or recreational areas. They are also in charge of opening up hiking and bike pathways for everyone. The National Parks System is dedicated to providing unique outdoor experiences. We learn so much about the local geology and history from these parks while being enchanted by their beauty.

HISTORY OF NATIONAL PARK SERVICE FOUNDERS DAY

The Organic Act was ratified by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, 1916. The National Park Service was founded under the Act. The National Park Service, a division of the Department of Interior, looks after 400 locations spread across the 50 American states, plus the District of Columbia. They are in charge of looking after 84 million acres of national parks!

Yellowstone, the first national park, was created in 1872. To protect the area as a park for the American people, Congress approved legislation. As a result, America became the first nation to designate land as a public park that was only for the use of its residents. This was the first of several efforts the government would take to establish and protect public lands, forests, coastal areas, wildlife refuges, and historic sites.

There were just 33 federally designated locations when the National Park Service was established. This includes the White House in Washington, D.C., as well as the National Mall and National Capital Parks. Currently, the National Park Service is in charge of more over 400 locations, including 59 completely authorized national parks. They cover more than 84 million acres and range in size from Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, which covers a massive 13.2 million acres, to Pennsylvania's small Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial. 22,000 people are employed by the National Park Service on a permanent, temporary, or seasonal basis. 340,000 more volunteers have signed up with the organization. Every year, these parks host about 300 million people.

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE FOUNDERS DAY

1. Visit a National Park

Visits to national parks are the ideal way to commemorate National Park Service Founders Day. To enjoy nature in all its splendor, choose a national park nearby and head out with your companions.

2. Treat a Serviceman

Know somebody who works for the National Park Service today or in the past? On this day, treat them to a lunch or give them a modest gift as a token of appreciation.

3. Volunteer

To contribute to the preservation of protected places, you can sign up as a volunteer with the National Park Service. You might also persuade your pals to volunteer.

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