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Contact: Caroline Rohe, 507-825-5464 Ext. 214
Pipestone National Monument News Release
For Immediate Release: 4/15/2016
Contact: Caroline Rohe Phone: 507-825-5464 Ext. 214 Email: e-mail us
Find Your Park Film Series #2
Pipestone, MN: Pipestone National Monument announces the second presentation of a "Find Your Park" film series, on April 23, 2016, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. April's film will highlight Gulf Islands National Seashore. Gulf Islands is a place of myriad riches - blue-green, sparkling waters, magnificent white beaches, and fertile coastal marshes. Its 12 areas include historic forts, shaded picnic areas, trails, and campgrounds. From Cat Island, Mississippi, it stretches eastward 160 miles to the Okaloosa Area east of Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
The "Find Your Park" film series will feature a monthly video and lecture, detailing information about a unit of the National Park Service. As the National Park Service heads into its centennial year, the monument invites park visitors to come out and learn about other National Park Service sites and to "Find Your Park." www.nps.gov
Established by Congress in 1937 to protect the historic pipestone quarries, the Pipestone National Monument site is considered sacred by many American Indians. Spanning centuries of use, American Indians continue to quarry pipestone which they carve into sacred pipes. The Monument offers a perfect opportunity to explore American Indian culture and view all the natural resources of the tallgrass prairie. The Monument Visitor Center will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Pipestone Indian Shrine Association, (gift shop) located in the Visitor Center will be open the same hours.
The spring season offers many photographic opportunities of the prairie and wildlife. Visitors can enjoy the Circle Trail walk, to view the pipestone quarries and to see the Winnewissa Falls. This can be particularly enjoyable and peaceful time for families to experience nature.
To learn more about visiting the Pipestone National Monument, visit the park's web site at www.nps.gov/pipe or to visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PipestoneNPS/ . Contact the Park Ranger at 507-825-5464 ext. 214 or email at e-mail us
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for the 410 parks in the National Park System and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice, Twitter www.twitter.com/natlparkservice, and YouTube www.youtube.com/nationalparkservice.