The park service’s Instagram account has also captured more than 260,000 followers with awe-inspiring shots of the national parks.
In October, the 39-year-old Congaree will celebrate 40 years of being established as a park. The NASA Earth’s Observatory have been gathering satellite images of the national parks for years. If you’re a rock climber, you can hang upside down on Yosemite National Park on 4,000-foot cliffs.
In honor of the National Park Service celebrating its centennial anniversary, Ware took some time out of his busy day to tell us about how he draws inspiration from America’s national parks and why he finds them so important.
In the century since the founding of what writer Wallace Stegner (1909-1993) called “the best idea we ever had”, the national park system has grown to encompass 340,000 sq. kilometers (131,275 sq. miles) at 400 sites across all 50 states. We must make sure it has adequate funding to protect these areas for future generations and prevent privatization.
“I’ve been here yesterday doing a speech and helping design this national park, myself with my team”. Our centennial goal has been to create the next generation of visitors, supporters and advocates for our National Parks and public lands. For every $1 invested in the National Park Service, it returns $10 to the national economy. “When I think of national parks, I think of forests so guess I will partake in the national parks celebration”, said MA resident Tim Daost. “It’s so easy to forget where we come from and who are and, without that, it is hard to have a sense of where you really want to go”, said Edward Hector.
The eighth-most visited National Park in the United States, the Natchez Trace Parkway that extends from Nashville to Natchez, Miss. Have we got a spot for you! “At Bryce Canyon, one of the darkest places in North America, you can see the massive Milky Way glittering across the night sky”, Google says in a separate blog post. Millions of people have visited the sites, among them are dignitaries like Abraham Lincoln and Pope Francis.
In addition to the in-park events, the Maui Arts and Cultural Center will host an exhibit featuring all national parks in Hawaiʻi.