Press Release – A resolution (AJR-101) sponsored by Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick that recognizes the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, which occurs on August 25, was signed by Gov. Christie.
“Protecting our nation’s beautiful natural resources is a challenging task. The National Park Service is to be commended for doing a tremendous job year after year,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “In New Jersey, our scenic historical parks, recreation areas and trails attract millions of visitors from around the country and the world each year. The tourism generated by these sites provides significant benefits to our economy. During this centennial year, I encourage our residents to celebrate this milestone by visiting one of these natural wonders.”
The National Park System comprises 410 units covering more than 84 million acres in every state, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, including monuments, battlefields, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House.
In New Jersey, the National Park Service oversees three national historical parks, two national recreation areas, two national trails, a national monument –Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island, five wild and scenic rivers, a national heritage area – Crossroads of the American Revolution, and the nation’s only national reserve – the New Jersey Pinelands.