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National Park Week

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It's National Park Week April 20 - 28, 2013!


 
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Each spring, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, invite everyone to celebrate National Park Week. This year, from April 20 - 28, YOU are invited to get to know your national parks. Did you know…that with 401 parks coast-to-coast, every American is less than 100 miles from a national park experience? National Park Week is the perfect opportunity to explore and enjoy these amazing places - so check the calendar of events, lace up your boots, pack your bag and set out on a national park adventure uniquely your own!

Did you know…

* America's national parks include more than: 84 million acres of spectacular scenery, historic landmarks and cultural treasures

* 17,000 miles of trails

* 43,000 miles of shoreline

* 27,000 historic and prehistoric structures

* 100 million museum items 12,000 campsites

Join us for National Park Week and hike, learn, share, and give back in the nation's 401 national parks!

Did You Know?

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Some species of shrews, the smallest of all mammals, weigh as little as 5/100 ounce, or half the weight of a penny.