📌August 25th - Founders Day for the National Park Service! Happy 101st Birthday NPS! 🎉
Repost from @upperdelawarenps - Upper Delaware is celebrating Founders Day today. A great way to celebrate the National Park Service is to get out and #FindYourPark. We invite you to come out and visit Upper Delaware.
1916 - NPS created under Woodrow Wilson
1933 - Herbert Hoover passed the Reorganization Act which restructured the executive branch of government and allowed -->
1933 - Franklin D. Roosevelt made executive orders to transfer War Department historic sites and national monuments managed under the Department of Agriculture to the NPS
1952 - Dwight D. Eisenhower began Mission 66 to upgrade and expand national parks for the 50th anniversary.
1964 - Wilderness Act
1970 - National Park Service General Authorities Act
1972 - Marine Mammal Protection Act
1973 - Endangered Species Act
2000 - Marine Protected Areas are established
Today, the NPS handles over 84 million acres which includes ~60 national parks! 🍃🌿🌱☘️🌲🌵🌎