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04/23/2017 at 01:21. Facebook
Happy Earth Day! Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was the first president to set aside land for preservation and public use? On June 30, 1864 he signs the Yosemite Grant Act which states that "the premises shall be held for public use, resort, and recreation" and "shall be inalienable for all time." This act lays the foundation for the National Park System.

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yesterday at 15:43. Facebook
When anthropologist Barbara J. King went in search of science taking place near her home for Earth Day, she met a shark called Fred and otters named Moe and Molly.
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For Earth Day, Learn About Local Science

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yesterday at 12:39. Facebook
Happy #EarthDay! Get out and #FindYourPark to celebrate [ Nps.gov Link ]
Happy EarthDay Get out and FindYourPark to celebrate
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yesterday at 02:41. Facebook
Happy Birthday to John Muir!

Born on April 21st, 1838 in Dunbar Scotland, 179 years ago.

Fruit Rancher, Family Man, Writer...Father of the National Park Service!

John Muir played many roles in his life, all of which helped him succeed in his role as an advocate for Nature. As America’s most famous naturalist and conservationist, Muir fought to protect the wild places he loved, places we can...
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yesterday at 01:18. Facebook
A step outside is a step in the right direction! Park Rx Day is April 23 and we'll be hosting special events to highlight the important role of greenspace in physical and psychological wellness. [ Nps.gov Link ]

National ParkRx Initiative U.S. Surgeon General Healthy Parks Healthy People US - National Park Service #FindYourPark #NPS101
A step outside is a step in the right direction Park Rx

Feeling Blue? Touch Green - Discover the Healing Power of Nature on National Park Rx Day, April 23

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04/21/2017 at 22:01. Facebook
National Geographic is celebrating National Park Week with these awesome images of parks from spaaaaaaace!

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National Geographic is celebrating National Park Week with these awesome images of

National Parks From Space

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04/21/2017 at 14:35. Facebook
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04/20/2017 at 20:22. Facebook
Thanks to a partnership with the National Park Foundation, BMW USA, and U.S. Department of Energy, our friends at Thomas Edison National Historical Park just unveiled their new electric vehicle charging stations, showcasing a future of reduced greenhouse gas emissions. A dozen parks now have charging stations, and many more are on the way. Learn more at [ Prks.org Link ]. #climatechange
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04/20/2017 at 17:17. Facebook
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04/20/2017 at 12:22. Facebook
Last year, our parks contributed $34.9 billion to the U.S. economy – a $2.9 billion increase from 2015! on.doi.gov/2onD8vv

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Last year our parks contributed 349 billion to the US economy a

Secretary Zinke Announces $34.9 Billion Added to U.S. Economy in 2016 due to National Park Visitation

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04/20/2017 at 02:01. Facebook
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04/19/2017 at 22:01. Facebook
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04/19/2017 at 19:48. Facebook
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04/19/2017 at 13:56. Facebook
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04/19/2017 at 00:49. Facebook
What do national parks mean to you?

It is National Park Week! While it is always a good time to visit a national park, this upcoming weekend Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 parks will be fee free. So get out there and #findyourpark.

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04/18/2017 at 16:02. Facebook
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04/18/2017 at 12:48. Facebook
It's World Heritage Day! Did you know 18 of the 23 World Heritage sites in the United States are national park units?

Learn more about them all here: [ Worldheritageusa.org Link ]

US/ICOMOS #WorldHeritageUSA #FindYourPark
Its World Heritage Day Did you know 18 of the 23 World

Celebrate #WorldHeritageUSA on World Heritage Day

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04/18/2017 at 02:19. Facebook
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04/17/2017 at 23:45. Facebook
Turns out there’s a lot more to national parks than you thought! In conjunction with this year’s National Park Week we're working with the National Park Foundation to launch Parks 101, an ongoing series of hidden histories that showcase unexpected stories and experiences from America’s national parks and programs.

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Turns out theres a lot more to national parks than you thought

Parks 101: Uncovering National Park Stories You’ve Never Heard Before To Celebrate National Park Wee

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