100th Year Anniversary for Yosemite National Park – John Francis Selected as Park Ambassador


Yosemite National Park Announces Yosemite Centennial Ambassadors
Prestigious Group to Help Promote Centennial of National Park Service

Yosemite National Park, set within California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, is home to approximately 90 different species of mammals and over 1500 species of flowering plants. Iconic rock formations and the tallest waterfall across North America can be found within its parks limits. The park welcomes over four million visitors from all over the world each year and directly supports 6,261 jobs.

The National Park Service was created on August 25, 1916 and will officially become 100 years old on August 25, 2016.

A prestigious group of park supporters and advocates have been selected to be Yosemite Centennial Ambassadors. Each ambassador shares a passion, love, and commitment for the National Park. The Yosemite Centennial Ambassadors will aide in expanding and creating connections and inspiration to the next generation of park visitors and supporters.

Yosemite Centennial Ambassadors include U.S. Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA-5), California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, University of California President Janet Napolitano, educator and environmental practitioner John Francis, historian and filmmaker Dayton Duncan, author Terry Tempest Williams, news anchor Ken Bastida, and Yosemite Conservancy President and CEO Frank Dean.

Photos and biographies of the Yosemite Centennial Ambassadors are featured on the park’s website and their stories and experiences will be shared on the park’s Instagram and Facebook social media feeds.

For more information about centennial events and for a complete list of Yosemite Centennial Ambassadors, please visit www.nps.gov/yose/anniversary. You can find their pictures and stories on the Yosemite Instagram and Facebook pages and by searching #YosemiteAmbassador.

If interested follow this link to learn some interesting facts about the park! http://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-yosemite-national-park

As always,
Happy reading and walking 🙂

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