Birth of Preservation
June 30, 2014: 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act
The story of Yosemite National Park's past, present, and future is one shared by many diverse cultures of people and is momentous to the birth of preservation. These anniversaries provide all Americans and the world a chance to increase our understanding of and dedication to the rich heritage of our national parks.
Our mission: The Yosemite Grant 150th honors our past and inspires people to experience, connect with, and protect our cultural and natural heritage.
Volunteer for our Anniversary effort: www.volunteer.gov/gov
We plan to integrate these anniversaries into our efforts, as well:
September 3, 2014: 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
October 1, 2015: 125th Anniversary of Yosemite National Park
August 25, 2016: 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service
Did You Know?
That 95% of Yosemite is designated Wilderness? In Wilderness, you can experience unparalleled opportunities for solitude while visiting some of the most beautiful places on Earth. More...