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Kaine Kicks Off NPS Centennial Celebration In Shenandoah National Park

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine hiked to the summit of The Stony Man Trail in Shenandoah National Park (SNP) today to celebrate the National Park Service (NPS) Centennial and to encourage fellow Virginians to “Find Your Park” throughout the year. Kaine started his day at SNP Headquarters near Luray to meet with SNP Superintendent Jim Northup, SNP Deputy Superintendent Jennifer Flynn, park rangers, NPS staff and community leaders. They discussed preservation work and planning efforts around this year’s Centennial celebration. Photos from today’s hike can be found here

“It was fun to come out to Shenandoah National Park today to shine a light on its beauty, while also encouraging people to get out and find their parks this year and enjoy the National Park Service Centennial,” Kaine said. “Today reminds us how blessed we are to have these special places and will hopefully urge us to be better stewards in this centennial year of the parks so our grandkids and great grandkids can have the same experiences.”

To celebrate the NPS Centennial, Kaine and members of his staff plan to visit every national park in Virginia over the course of the year.