Friday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke got National Park Week started early during a visit to America’s second national park - California's Sequoia National Park. The annual celebration of America’s national parks runs from April 15 through April 23 and includes a variety of events including fee-free days on April 15, 16, 22, and 23.
Photo courtesy U.S. Department of the Interior
While at Sequoia, Zinke met with staff and leadership to discuss a variety of topic including infrastructure, increasing access to public lands, and participating in efforts to reduce the risk of wildfire. Sequoia was the Secretary’s second California national park stop after meeting with employees at Yosemite National Park on Thursday."
Meeting with the dedicated staff at two of our nation’s most iconic parks is a great way to get a head-start on National Park Week," Zinke said. "Sequoia and Yosemite are the epitome of what our national parks mean to the American people-- post-card worthy landscapes that bolster local economies while preserving our national heritage. While we celebrate these amazing places, we will continue to tackle challenges like deferred maintenance and access to ensure they are preserved for generations to come."