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Happy 100 years National Park Service, and one week to the Flower Show!

February 28, 2016

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager

The National Park Service turns 100 this year, and it’s time to celebrate! I believe, as Ken Burns and Duncan Dayton assert in the PBS documentary, that the creation of National Parks is America’s Greatest Idea. If someone only has a weekend to explore the Philadelphia region, the top two places I direct people to visit are Independence and Valley Forge National Historic Parks. And you know if you visit National Parks, people come from all over the world to see their wonders and history.

This century milestone is being celebrated at the Philadelphia Flower Show this year, and the event begins in less than a week! The flower show theme is Explore America: 100 Years of the National Park Service, and it promises to be spectacular. The Philadelphia Flower Show is the among the most magnificent of flower shows in the world and is timed to give us an early breath of spring when it is most needed at the end of winter.

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