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Park Celebrates Earth Day with Holbrook Indian School

Students and NPS employee show off one of several truckloads of timbers removed from trail.
Indian School students and Polly Barela haul log barricades away from the Long Logs Trail.
NPS/Marge Post

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News Release Date: April 22, 2008
Contact: Rita Garcia, (928) 524-6228 ext. 273

Petrified Forest National Park Celebrates Earth Day with Holbrook Indian School

Petrified Forest, AZ - Petrified Forest National Park would like to thank the Holbrook, Arizona Seventh Day Adventist Indian School for their Earth Day community service cleanup at the park on April 22, 2008. Fifty-two students and teachers helped clean up the Long Logs Trail area by removing several truck loads of old, wooden barricades and hundreds of large, iron staples left in the ground from a soil stabilization project. The work greatly improved the appearance of the area and increased visitor safety along the trail.

Earth Day has become an important part of National Park Week. President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, "There is nothing so American as our National Parks." During National Park Week, we underscore our commitment to conserving these magnificent places and recognize the many employees and volunteers who give their time and energy to keep them beautiful for all Americans to enjoy.

For more information call (928) 524-6228 weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time; or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park.

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