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April 21, 2023

King, Daines Celebrate Upcoming National Park Week With Free Park Access Tomorrow

The Senate unanimously designated this upcoming week of Saturday, April 22nd through April 30th as National Park Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) – the Chairman and Ranking Member of the National Parks Subcommittee, respectively – marking this upcoming week of April 22 through April 30, 2023 as National Park Week. The resolution, supported on a bipartisan basis with 59 Senate co-sponsors, seeks to boost awareness of the value and availability of recreational areas, encouraging people across the country to spend time in America’s treasured national parks.

In honor of National Park Week, entrance into all national parks will be free tomorrow, Saturday, April 22 which is also Earth Day.

“From the rocky coasts of Acadia to the breathtaking canyons of Zion, America’s national parks preserve some of our nation’s most beautiful landmarks so people of all backgrounds can explore the natural majesty of the United States,” said Senator King. “Protecting these gorgeous parks for future generations was truly one of America’s best ideas. During National Park Week, and on Earth Day this Saturday, I encourage all Americans to get outside so they can experience all that these beautiful lands have to offer.”

“Our national parks help set us apart from the rest of the world, and in Montana we’re lucky to have some of the very best right in our backyard,” Senator Daines. “Each year we mark this week as National Parks Week to celebrate our great outdoors and encourage folks to explore our nation’s national treasures, our parks. As a fifth generation Montanan, I know just how important our national parks are to our Montana way of life, and will always work hard to protect and preserve them for future generations.”

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