National Parks Centennial

State: Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah
Region: U.S. Department of the Interior

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service turned 100!

The Centennial will celebrate the achievements of the past 100 years, but it is really about the future. It’s about kicking off a second century of stewardship for America’s national parks and for communities across the nation.  Most importantly, it’s about inviting you to join us.

The National Park Service is working closely with partners and stakeholders across the country to ensure that the Centennial is more than a birthday. The idea is for people everywhere to embrace the opportunities to explore, learn, be inspired or simply have fun in their 407 national parks, as well as understand how the National Park Service’s community-based recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs positively impact their own communities.

EcoFlight will be participating throughout the year, conducting overflights of National Parks to showcase these special places, and to highlight the threats to water and air quality in parks and energy development on the landscapes that surround them. From the air, passengers can see the importance of the greater landscapes around parks, and the need for advocacy to protect them.