31 Dec '12, 2am

Please help us welcome America's 59th #NationalPark, Pinnacles in #California! Press release here:

The Wilderness Society applauded the U.S. Senate today for passage of legislation to upgrade Pinnacles National Monument to a national park. The bill, which will make Pinnacles the nation’s 59th national park, advances to President Obama for his signature. The Pinnacles National Park Act, or H.R. 3641 , will raise the cachet of Pinnacles so that more visitors can see its endangered California condors flying overhead or climb its famed volcanic spires. It was introduced last year by Rep. Sam Farr (D, CA-17) and co-sponsored by Rep. Jeff Denham (R, CA-19). Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introduced an identical Pinnacles bill last year co-sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Paul Spitler, director of Wilderness policy at The Wilderness Society praised Sen. Boxer and Rep. Farr for their dedicated efforts to create a Pinnacles National Park. “Pinnacles is a unique Americ...

Full article: http://wilderness.org/press-release/legislation-passed-up...

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