DelBene Marks 100th Anniversary of National Park Service
BOTHELL – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement on the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service:
“I’d like to wish a very Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service! As someone who loves the outdoors, I know firsthand that what makes living in the Pacific Northwest so special is the natural environment that surrounds us. Washington state’s national parks, including the beautiful North Cascades National Park in the First District, provide many invaluable opportunities for education and recreation. It is crucial that we continue working to ensure the National Park Service has the resources available to maintain our park system for the next hundred years and more.”
DelBene has received the Friend of the National Park Award for her votes in the 113th Congress to help protect and enhance America’s national parks. Washington state has 18 national parks and historic sites, attracting more than 7.5 million visitors last year. The outdoor recreation industry supports more than 200,000 Washington jobs and contributes more than $20 billion a year to the state economy.