59 VETS PROJECT: HERE’S ONE OF AT LEAST 59 REASONS TO SHARE!

PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK

 

HERE’S ONE OF AT LEAST 59 REASONS TO SHARE!


Did you know that the U.S. has 59 protected areas known as national parks? And they’re operated by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior. Also this: national parks must be established by an act of the U,S. Congress. The very first national park was Yellowstone, which President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law in 1872.

Yellowstone was followed by Mackinac National Park in 1875 (decommissioned in 1895), and then Sequoia and Yosemite in 1890. The 1916 Organic Act created the National Park Service, and reads: “To 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.”

Many current National Parks were previously protected as National Monuments by the President under the Antiquities Act before being upgraded by Congress. Seven national parks now (six in Alaska) are paired with a National Preserve. And though administered together, each is considered a separate unit. The newest national park is Pinnacles National Park (upgraded in 2013), ad it’s a beaut, as evidenced by the attached photo.

To learn more about our national parks, you can visit this informative site: http://www.nationalpark-adventures.com/united-states-national-parks.html. And please visit the 59 VETERANS PROJECT online to find out about our developing project to help veterans, and do so in beautiful locales like Pinnacles National Park! Visit us here: http://linkd.in/1xKYC7z.

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