Secretary Jewell Statement on Passing of Landmark Centennial Legislation

Centennial Act Will Help Protect and Preserve National Parks for Future Generations

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Date: December 19, 2016

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell released the following statement today on the President's recent signing into law "National Park Service Centennial Act," H.R. 4680.

"As the National Park Service enters its second century protecting and preserving the places that help tell America's story, the Centennial Act underscores the importance of our national parks to all Americans. This Administration and this Congress have helped shape the next 100 years of the National Park Service by passing this landmark law. It strikes the right balance of dedicated funding for important visitor outreach initiatives, increases volunteer opportunities and bolsters educational resources to reach a 21st Century audience of park-goers. The Centennial Act is part of our contribution to preserve the legacy of some of our Nation’s greatest treasures for generations to come."

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