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Cotton to Highlight Arkansas’s National Parks in Honor of the National Parks Service’s 100th Anniversary

April 5, 2016

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C.-Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today unveiled a new initiative to recognize each of Arkansas's national parks in celebration of the National Parks Service 100th anniversary this year. Over the next year, Senator Cotton will release several graphics featuring each of Arkansas's national parks or historic sites. Senator Cotton will also submit remarks to the Congressional Record throughout the year highlighting the history and significance of each park or historic site.

"Arkansas is the Natural State and Arkansans have an inherent appreciation for the beauty of our parks. That's why it's no surprise that our National Parks and National Historic Sites are some of the best in the country. In celebration of the National Parks Service 100th birthday, I want to encourage Arkansans to take advantage of our national parks and all they have to offer. I am excited to share some of my personal stories from these treasured places and highlight why they're so special."

Background: On August 26, 2016 the National Parks Service (NPS) will celebrate its 100th birthday. In celebration of this important milestone, the NPS is leading a year-long initiative to highlight parks across the country. More information is available here.