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Contact: Jeff Denny, 707-465-7760
Who: Michael Muir (John Muir’s great-grandson); Congressman Jared Huffman; Save the Redwoods CEO & President Sam Hodder; Yurok Tribal Chairman Thomas O’Rourke; Redwood National & State Parks Superintendent Stephen Prokop What: National Park Service Centennial Celebration in the Redwoods, featuring food and live music; visitor-created “Pop-Up Museum” of redwood photographs, artifacts and memories; exhibits and vendors; and ranger-led interpretive walks. When: Sunday, June 26, 2016; 12 noon to 5 pm Shuttle service is available for people with physical disabilities through Yurok Transit Authority between the Centennial Celebration and Klamath and Crescent City. Where: Former Orick Lumber Mill and future site of Redwood National and State Parks’ Visitor Center, at junction of Highway 101 and Bald Hills Road, north of Orick, Calif. Why: Public celebration of the National Park Service’s first 100 years, with a “look forward” to next 100 years of service. Michael Muir, advocate for improved access for individuals with disabilities, will offer free rides in fully-accessible, horse-drawn wagon. The park will unveil a plaque honoring Stephen T. Mather, first director of the National Park Service and a founder of Save the Redwoods League.