National Park Service Turns 100 Years Old
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The National Park Service was created in the Organic Act of 1916, which makes 2016 it’s 100 year birthday. With the signing of this bill into law, President Woodrow Wilson created this objective, “….to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the 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.”
And we are so glad he did. The National Parks offer a natural beauty and historical wonder far removed from the doldrums of city life.
With the 100 year birthday upon us, filmmaker Greg MacGillivray felt it was the perfect time to explore the story of the parks, how they were born, why everyone seeks them out, and their extraordinary beauty and mystery. If the trailer is any indication, the film should be fantastic!
Here is the official trailer to “National Parks Adventure“, already out in select theatres.
Keep in mind that nature is always grander first hand, so get out there and explore your National Parks! Here is a list of entrance fee–free dates in 2016, to get you started:
- April 16 through 24: National Park Week
- August 25 through 28: National Park Service Birthday
- September 24: National Public Lands Day
- November 11: Veterans Day
“Wilderness is a necessity … They will see what I meant in time. There must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls. Food and drink is not all. There is the spiritual. In some it is only a germ, of course, but the germ will grow.” – John Muir
For more information about your National Parks visit : nps.gov
For more information about the National Parks Adventure movie visit: nationalparksadventure.com