On Presidents day lets remember the leaders who helped shape our nation’s public lands. The lessons of conservation and protection passed down by these trailblazing Presidents have given us the beautiful parks that we know and love.
For example, President Lincoln set aside a large section of the Yosemite Valley for public use – the first time that had ever been done in the United States. In 1890, that land would become Yosemite National Park.
However, park lovers may be most indebted to Theodore Roosevelt. During his presidency, Roosevelt protected roughly 230 million acres of public land, including five national parks.
For over a century, presidents and their families have played a pivotal role in shaping our national parks. Lady Bird Johnson, along with philanthropist Laurance Rockefeller, lobbied Congress to create the National Park Foundation in 1967. Support your National Parks.
Written by Loving Soul

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