Colorado National Park, Grand Junction, Colorado
Today is the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill to
"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."
Each park has been chosen by the following standards:
It has to be an accurate and unspoiled example of the resource it is protecting
It is an outstanding example of that resource
It offers resources for historical study, public recreation and enjoyment
It illustrates the nature or culture of American heritage
To protect the parks and all they have to offer, the rules are strict. Stay on the designated paths so flora is not destroyed. Keep pets at home, because they scare the wildlife and ruin the flora. Do not remove plants, rocks, etc. This destroys the habitat. Do not deface, destroy, anything. The parks are set to protect history and nature, and for the education and enjoyment of all generations.
From Aug 25 through Aug 28, you can get FREE admission to national parks to celebrate the NPS 100th birthday. Check to see what your local parks have to offer in events this weekend. Get out and enjoy and learn something new about your state.
Check out their website to find out where the nearest park is. They have a great site with photos and other information.National Park Services
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