Just wanting to encourage nature lovers everywhere to get out and explore our National Parks during National Park Week (April 21-29)! The National Park Service is offering Admission Free days as a way of celebrating some of our country's most awe-inspiring Natural Treasures.
One of our first National Parks was Yellowstone, which was created when President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Act of Dedication on March 1, 1872, which set aside the Greater Yellowstone Cauldera as a public park, free from settlement and sale. Several years later, the National Park service was established in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson as a way of preserving, protecting and administering Federal Lands set aside as national public parks.
There is no better way to celebrate our natural treasures than to volunteer and help with Trail Clean-ups, and maintenance. Don and I like to take plastic bags with us when going on short day hikes to pick up trash and litter on our way back. Every little bit counts and even a single person can make a BIG Difference!