Today marks the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service (NPS). As someone who loves the outdoors, I know firsthand that those of us in the Pacific Northwest live in one of the most pristine and breathtaking areas in the entire country.
Washington state’s national parks, including the beautiful North Cascades National Park in the First District, provide many invaluable opportunities for education and recreation. Outdoor recreation is a crucial part of our local communities, supporting more than 200,000 jobs in our state and adding more than $20 billion to our economy.
In Congress, one of my priorities has been conserving and preserving our rivers, lakes, mountains and forests. That’s why I am honored to have received the Friend of the National Parks Award from the National Parks Conservation Association in recognition of my efforts in Congress. And I will continue working to ensure that the National Park Service has the resources available to maintain our park system for the next hundred years and more.
Celebrate by getting out to #FindYourPark! Head to the North Cascades or another NPS site and share your experience with me on social media (@RepDelBene).
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