Next week is National Park Week! From April 16 to 24, 2016, entrance to every national park will be free!
President Roosevelt was a tremendous supporter of national parks, fighting to protect and expand the National Park System so that generations of Americans could enjoy access to them in the future. As president, FDR created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a work relief program that created thousands of jobs in park and forest restoration. This program is recognized as one of the greatest conservation programs in America,