What are a country saves reveals a lot about itself- Mollie Beattie
Thankfully we have a system to preserve our National Parks, state parks and people of goodwill who preserve lighthouses.
President Theodore Roosevelt also called the “conservation president” he established 150;national forests, 51 bird preserves, 4 game preserves, 5 national parks and 18 national monuments.
In all, 28 states have National Parks. There are over 6.600 park sites in the United States. The big boost to state parks systems came with the establishment of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1933 during the Great Depression. This work relief program put young men to work between the ages of 17 and 23 planting trees, cutting trails, and scenic vistas and constructing recreational buildings. The CCC program created a total of 711 state parks across the country.
National Park Week Events:
April 17 Park RX Day (Fee Free Day)
April 18 Volunteer Sunday
April 19 Military Monday
April 20 Transformation Tuesday
April 21 Wayback Wednesday
April 22 Earth Day
April 23 Friendship Friday
April 24 National Junior Ranger Day
April 25 Bark Ranger Day