This came to me from the National Park Foundation Newsletter:
“Each year we take time in April to celebrate what we all have inherited as Americans: 84 million acres of the world’s most spectacular scenery, historic landmarks and cultural treasures.
“This National Park Week, we invite you to celebrate your ownership. Visit the parks, volunteer in them, and–most importantly–pass them on to our youngest generation. Bring a young person to one of our nearly 400 national parks. See their eyes light up when you tell them they’re part owners of the spectacular mountains, waterfalls and canyons before them. Entrance fees will be waived at all national parks all through the week – so it’s a great time to get outside and enjoy the parks!
“So, want to get involved? It’s easy. This National Park Week, which also coincides with Earth Day, help guarantee the future of our environment and the legacy of our American history—share a park and shape a life.
“Learn more at www.nationalparkweek.org.”
This is a great opportunity for families to visit the National Parks near their homes without having to pay entrance fees. You’ll learn about the parks so you can plan for future visits, and the parks benefit too–the more people know about them, the more they are protected! The theme for National Parks Week is Share a park, and shape a life. It’s a win-win situation.