Youngest National Parks Traveler to Visit Biscayne National Park

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Date: February 6, 2017
Contact: Matt Johnson, 786-335-3679

HOMESTEAD, Fla. --- On February 9, 2017, Mikah Meyer is visiting Biscayne National Park as part of a three year quest to visit every national park in the United States. Biscayne is park number 114 on his non-stop journey to be the youngest person to experience all of America’s national parks.
 
“I hope my journey will encourage other young and diverse people to visit national parks,” said Meyer “as well as inspire everyone to get out and live their dreams. Life is too short to wait.”
 
Meyer’s journey honors his father who loved to travel and passed away from cancer at age 58 when Meyer was 19. Meyer, who is thirty years old and openly gay, aims to become not only the youngest person to visit all National Park Service sites, but also the only person to do it in one continuous trip.
 
Media representatives interested in covering the visit and boat tour (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or interviewing Meyer, should contact Matt Johnson, Public Affairs Officer, at 786-335-3679 or e-mail us.
 
National Park Service sites include 417 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. These areas include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails.
 
For more information about Biscayne National Park visit nps.gov/bisc or follow the park on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at “biscaynenps.”
 

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Last updated: February 6, 2017

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