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Contact: Dena Matteson, 573-323-8028
VAN BUREN, MO– Ozark National Scenic Riverways joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched this month by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service.
Find Your Park invites the public to see that a national park can be more than a place -- it can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride. Beyond vast landscapes, the campaign highlights historical, urban, and cultural parks, as well as the National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share nature, culture, and history in communities nationwide.
“Find Your Park” is also the theme for this year’s National Park Week, April 18 – 26. Parks across the nation will be celebrating this event through a variety of activities and events. Special events at Ozark National Scenic Riverways in 2015 will recognize this significant milestone, including Junior Ranger Day at Alley Spring on May 1, Heritage Days at Big Spring on June 13, and the Haunting in the Hills at Alley Spring on October 10.
Visit www.NationalParkWeek.org to learn more about how you can join parks, programs, and partners in celebrating National Park Week across the country.
For more information, visit the park’s Facebook page, the park’s website at www.nps.gov/ozar or phone (573)323-4236. Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people.