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No Barriers to Visiting California National Parks

Jul 25, 2017
A new travel guide details wheelchair-accessible trails, attractions and lodging options in and near Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks

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Volunteers Wanted As National Park Service Turns 100

Young adults of The National Park Service (NPS) Centennial Volunteer Ambassadors celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NPS by announcing an expansion effort for 2016-2017. The Centennial Volunteer Ambassador Program is a partnership between the National Park Service and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) that involves 70 interns connecting people of all ages to their national parks and public lands. The 2016-2017 expansion will further support the Department of the Interior’s Play, Learn, Serve and Work Youth Initiative to expand educational, volunteer, and career opportunities for millions of young people and veterans on the nation’s public lands. Over 100 recent college, high school graduations, and veterans from diverse backgrounds will represent their respective parks to initiate or expand local community partnerships in support of volunteer service projects. More information about volunteering in national parks can be found here, and learn more about the efforts of the Centennial Volunteer Ambassadors here. “These Centennial Volunteer ambassadors will share their passion for national parks and inspire people to develop their own connections to the great outdoors all across America,” said NPS Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.

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