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Contact: Miguel Marquez, 415-623-2344
San Francisco, CA – To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails Act in 2018, the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail will offer special anniversary Passport To Your National Parks® cancellation stamp at partner sites throughout Arizona and California.
The special stamp will print a round cancellation graphic with “Juan Bautista de Anza NHT” around the top of the circle and “National Trails System 50 Years” around the bottom. A middle line will read, “1968 – 2018.” The special stamps are available now and until the end of 2016. Visitors can find a list of Anza Trail Passport Cancellation sites at: https://www.nps.gov/juba/planyourvisit/nps-passport-stamps.htm
Since its inception in 1986, the Passport program has introduced millions of visitors to the national park system. The program consists of a Passport guidebook, an annual series of commemorative sticker-style stamps, a companion mobile app, and the famous ink cancellation stamps. Nearly all 409 national parks participate in the Passport program, as well as some national trails and scenic rivers and certain park and program offices. A list of participating parks and programs is available at http://www.eparks.com/store/content/863/Passport-Cancellation-Locations/.
In 2018, America will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act as well as the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Join the celebration by sharing your stories, photos, or favorite memories, or by simply getting out on the trail – and maybe bringing along a friend.