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 FindYourPark.com (and EncuentraTuParque.com) 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. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area 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!
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation recently funded a two year invasive non-native plant inventory, mapping, and treatment effort along the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon. This project enabled ten Native American youth to develop marketable natural resource stewardship job skills while connecting to their national parks. Read more
O.A.R.S. and the Glen Canyon Natural History Association recently funded a 6-day, 112-mile rafting trip down the Colorado River for 17 students from Page High School (AZ). The trip provided many opportunities for the youth to connect to their national parks through outdoor recreation activities, natural resource education, and contributions to citizen science efforts. Read more
The National Park Service and US Geological Survey work together in researching the different types of contaminants that may arrive at Lake Powell, and how to address them. Being a remote location, it is not known if contaminants are as much of a problem as some other areas. Read more
The NPS and Outdoor Foundation funded an 8-day San Juan River trip for a group of high school students from Page, Arizona. The trip, ending in early July, was a success because of the collaboration of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area with its nonprofit partner, Grand Canyon Youth. The San Juan River provided many opportunities for outdoor recreational activities, natural resource education, and involvement in resource education, and involvement in resource stewardship. Read more
The National Park Foundation’s America’s Best Idea grant funded an 8-day, 58-mile rafting trip down the San Juan River for 12 Northern Arizona high schoolers. Opportunities for outdoor recreational activities, natural resource education, and involvement in resource stewardship projects were plentiful along this section of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Read more