National Park Service employees and partners gathered at sites and parks across the nation on Aug. 25, to participate in a national town hall meeting led by NPS Director Jon Jarvis.

The Town Hall meetings included presentation of highlights from “Call to Action: Preparing for a Second Century of Stewardship and Engagement,” a report being issued by the National Park Service that describes the challenges facing the national parks as they approach the 100th anniversary of their founding in 2016. The report calls all who work in or support the national parks to commit to concrete actions that advance the mission of the Service.

Broad themes, supported by specific actions are described, including: Connecting People to Parks, Advancing the NPS Education Mission, Preserving America’s Special Places, and Enhancing Professional and Organizational Excellence.

The complete report can be read at: CLICK HERE.

We enlist the power of partnerships to promote visitation to America’s national parks!