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Wilderness Act

On this day 58 years ago, Congress established the Wilderness Act in 1964. Congress wanted to protect undeveloped and wild areas as an enduring resource for the American people. Today, this act protects nearly 112 million acres of wilderness preserving more than 800 wilderness areas in 44 states. Many benefits exist today from this land …

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Muir Woods National Monument

Happy 114th anniversary to Muir Woods National Monument! On January 9, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt created the Muir Woods National Monument in California named after conservationist John Muir. Muir Woods became the 7th National Monument and was the first one created from land donated by a private individual. Did you know that the first movement …

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A Calendar

Merriam-Webster defines the word calendar as “a system for fixing the beginning, length, and divisions of the civil year and arranging days and longer divisions of time (such as weeks and months) in a definite order”. It sounds so clinical and boring. A calendar represents more than that. If we look at the calendar from …

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White House

Happy 229th anniversary to the White House! Construction started on this iconic building back 229 years ago in Washington DC. Every President except George Washington has resided here since 1800. The White House stands about 55,000 square feet, six floors, and has 132 rooms. A few fun facts about the White House: • John Quincy Adams …

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Sequoia National Park

Happy 131st anniversary to Sequoia National Park! On this day, President Harrison signed legislation creating America’s second national park. It was the first national park created to protect the giant sequoia trees from logging.  At this time, the KNP Complex fires are still growing in the national park and the surrounding areas. Lightning caused these two …

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105 Years Old!

Guess who’s turning 105 years old! The National Park Service! President Woodrow Wilson created the national park service (NPS) back on August 25, 1916. The act stated that the NPS “is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same …

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