Celebrated on March 30th
As you may know, the National Park Service sets aside land for all of us to enjoy in its natural state. How much, you ask? 51 million acres! About the size of Kansas.Only one state in the country is not lucky enough to currently have either a national park or national monument. It is actually the country’s first state, Delaware. Poor Delaware.
Three of the 10 highest waterfalls in the world are located in Yosemite National Park in California. Ribbon Falls in Yosemite is nine times taller than Niagara Falls. About 20,000 people are employed by the National Park Service annually. Those employees are assisted by 246,000 Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs), who donate about 6.7 million hours annually.
Mammoth Cave National Park is the longest cave system known to the world, with more than 400 mapped miles of caves.