America's conservation movement was led by concerned citizens who joined forces to preserve our nations' first public lands. Their unrelenting commitment, hard work, and passion led to the preservation of our first national parks and to the establishment of the National Park Service in 1916.
As we celebrate the National Park Service Centennial, we reflect upon the outstanding achievements of our partners with deep gratitude. The innovation, leadership, and expertise with which they approach and meet challenges, and the many lives they touch through their initiatives, programs, and activities has led to great achievement and an ever growing community of National Park Service supporters and advocates. Together, stronger, lets launch into our second century!
Congratulations to the 2016 Director's Partnership Award recipients!