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Contact: Sue Walter, 520-387-6849 x7301
Ajo, Arizona –This year the National Park Service centennial National Park Week ends April 24 with a prescription from Desert Senita Community Health Center to get healthy hiking at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Walter Cayce recommends healthy outdoor activities and "Organ Pipe Cactus offers many levels of trails to get people started on a walking plan."
An incentive and goal to get people started is the I Hike for Health program at Organ Pipe Cactus. "Anyone reaching their 5 mile goal receives a pin to commemorate the accomplishment," says Chief of Interpretation Sue Walter. "It doesn't matter how long it takes you or the level of trails you take. If it takes someone hiking half a mile once a week for ten weeks that is what it takes. It is a start for people to get on a healthy path, enjoy the outdoors and experience their public lands."
Entrance fees are waived April 16 - 24 for National Park Week. Come Celebrate the National Park Service's 100th anniversary and "Find Your Park" at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
For more information about Organ Pipe Cactus National Park visit www.nps.gov/orpi.
Aboutthe National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employeescare for America's 409 national parks and work with communities across thenation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreationalopportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.