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Pinnacles National Park Special Event

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Date: February 8, 2013
Contact: Nichole Andler, (831) 389-4486


Pinnacles National Monument
News Release



Pinnacles
National Monument

 
5000 Hwy 146

Paicines, CA 95043

(831) 389-4486 phone

(831) 389-4489 fax

www.nps.gov/pinn







Release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: 2/05/2013

Contact: Nichole Andler, Interpretation Division

Phone:(831) 389-4486 at ext. 265

America's 59th National Park - Pinnacles National Park

On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed H.R. 3641, sponsored by Rep. Sam Farr and Sen. Barbara Boxer, redesignating Pinnacles National Monument in California as Pinnacles National Park. Join us to celebrate our nation's 59th National Park. Come and enjoy the park before the reception and ceremony, there will be a walking tour of the Ben Bacon Ranch at 1:30, fun, informational tents will have items to discover the significance of Pinnacles National Park and visit with park biologists looking for wildlife with spotting scopes at 2:00pm.There will be no park entrance fee for the day.

 

When:

Monday, February 11, 2013

Time:

2:45pm (PST) - Check-In & Reception, with light refreshments

3:45pm (PST) - Ceremony, with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Congressman Sam Farr and others.

Where:

Pinnacles National Park Visitor Center (East Entrance) via Hwy 25
Directions and map available at
http://www.nps.gov/pinn/planyourvisit/directions.htm

We look forward to your participation and ask that you RSVP by 5:00pm (PST) Thursday, February 7, 2013 to e-mail usor (831)389-4486 ext 228.

-NPS-

Did You Know?

The Five Sisters rock formation, as seen from the Bear Gulch Reservoir

Pinnacles National Park began as a volcanic field that originated about 195 miles south of its present location. It has traveled northward along the San Andreas Fault, and currently moves at a rate of about 3 - 6 centimeters per year.