WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined the National Park Service Centennial Celebration at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Senator Baldwin, a member of the bipartisan and bicameral Congressional Friends of the National Park Service Centennial, delivered remarks at the event with local officials, tribal leaders and National Park Service officers.
“As we come together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, we also must celebrate the important role Wisconsin has played in shaping the last century. As we look forward to the next century of conservation stewardship and public engagement, the National Park Service’s call to action is not only very familiar to Wisconsinites, it’s rooted in our proud tradition of being a national leader in protecting our natural resources and preserving our cultural heritage.
“Today, we celebrate our promise to future generations. It’s a promise we must keep and a promise we will keep by working together to protect these places we cherish most, and ensuring that all Americans can enjoy them for generations to come.”
Senator Baldwin is a strong supporter of the National Park Service and is a champion of conservation efforts in Wisconsin. Senator Baldwin has led efforts to fund and permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, preserve the history of the iconic Ashland harbor and strengthen the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, and champion the National Scenic Trails Parity Act and the Complete America’s Great Trails Act to support local efforts to improve trail routes, manage and maintain Wisconsin’s Ice Age and North Country National Scenic Trails.