Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

September: In Case You Missed It

September is always a whirlwind of a month! Between squeezing in the last summer escapades, getting the new school year underway, and enjoying the first hints of the fall season, it’s easy to see how the month has zipped right past us. So just in case you missed some of the happenings around the National Park Foundation, we’ve got a quick recap for you!

Happy 51st Anniversary, Wilderness Act!

"A wilderness . . . is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain."

So boldly declared Congress in 1964, when it voted nearly unanimously to protect some of our nation’s most treasured areas. September 3 marks the 51st anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which established the National Wilderness Preservation System and protected 9 million acres of pristine land.