National Parks Week 2011: Nevada

I am pleased to learn that 67% of all lands in Nevada are dedicated to parks and recreation.

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2011.

Quote of the Day for YOU: 

Newton B. Drury, NPS Director, 1940-1951:

“The American way of life consists of something that goes greatly beyond the mere obtaining of the necessities of existence. If it means anything, it means that America presents to its citizens an opportunity to grow mentally and spiritually, as well as physically. The National Park System and the work of the National Park Service constitute one of the Federal Government’s important contributions to that opportunity. Together they make it possible for all Americans–millions of them at first-hand–to enjoy unspoiled the great scenic places of the Nation…. The National Park System also provides, through areas that are significant in history and prehistory, a physical as well as spiritual linking of present-day Americans with the past of their country.”

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5 thoughts on “National Parks Week 2011: Nevada

  1. That is a pretty huge % and if it means preserving the natural landscape and the flora and fauna in Nevada, then it is a great thing. 🙂
    Happy Easter!
    Eliz

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