NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and the entire year was quite a celebration! Throughout 2016, hundreds of millions of you ventured out to Find Your Park-learning, discovering, getting inspired, or simply having fun in national parks. Thank you for joining us!

The Find Your Park party will continue in 2017 as we invite you to continue your own journey to discover national parks and public lands. Share your stories at (and and with #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque on social media.

National parks across the system engaged in a variety of activities to prepare for and celebrate the centennial. Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve was a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we did and join us as the National Park Service enters a new century in 2017!


Call to Action Projects 

Centennial Events Program Plan

Centennial Event / Program Plan (March 2016 - pdf 485 kb)

Events and Program Highlights

National Park Week and Junior Ranger Days: Junior Rangers will explore how Native Americans, farmers, pioneers and residents today have shaped the Reserve’s landscape.

FIND IT. SHOOT IT. SHARE IT. Ebey’s Reserve 50 Hour FilmSlam: Calling all independent filmmakers - Enter the first ever Ebey’s Reserve FilmSlam! Grab your camera and create a finished three to six minute film within the boundaries of Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve.

National Parks BioBlitz - Pacific NW - Ebey's Landing: Help discover and inventory life on central Whidbey Island! Join park scientists, rangers, volunteers as they find, record, and identify species May 20-21, 2016.

Friends of Ebey's FilmSlam Film Festival: In conjunction with the Friends of Ebey’s, films from the FilmSlam will be presented to the public, and the Judges Favorite and the People Choice awards will be presented.

Preservation Field School / Workshop: (Dates to be Determined) An annual workshop designed to teach the public about historic preservation.

Open House at the Ferry House: A day-long celebration of one of the most iconic buildings within the Reserve.

Founders Day : Help us celebrate the Centennial by taking a hike to the Jacob Ebey House and beyond to the Bluff! Gather at the Prairie Overlook for the opening of the new Wayside Exhibit and hear about plans for a NEW hiking trail: The Pratt Loop!

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PO Box 774
Coupeville, WA 98239


(360) 678-6084

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