Tim Kaine to hike Shenandoah National Park next week

tim kaineOn Monday, April 11, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will meet with staff at Shenandoah National Park Headquarters and thank them for their work before hiking to the summit of Stony Man Trail to celebrate the National Park Service (NPS) Centennial and to encourage fellow Virginians to “Find Your Park” throughout the year.

Following the hike, Kaine will meet with park supporters and community leaders to discuss preservation and planning efforts.

“There is natural beauty wherever you look in Virginia and it’s especially striking in Shenandoah National Park,” said Kaine. “To mark the National Park Service turning 100 this year and all the contributions parks make to our economy and quality of life, I’m encouraging everyone across Virginia to ‘Find Your Park’ at any of the twenty-one national parks in Virginia.”

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. In last year’s omnibus appropriations bill, Kaine supported an increase in funding for the National Park Service to support the centennial.

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