San Mateo, CA - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo counties) and a group of about 15 fourth grade students from five Pacifica schools will celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service with a hike to the top of Mori Point, part of the Golden Gate National Recreational Area, on August 25, 2016 at 3 p.m.  In its “Every Kid in a Park” program, the NPS offers free annual passes to all fourth graders and their families visiting any of our national parks.
“Our national parks are treasures that embody America’s rich history and natural beauty,” Speier said. “People from all over the world come to the United States to visit Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and the more than 400 other special places in our national park system. In the Bay Area we are blessed to have several national park areas right at our doorstep, including the GGNRA, which spans 80,000 acres along three counties. I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate the 100th birthday of our national parks than to visit one with the next generation of visitors and caretakers.”
The hike will be guided by GGNRA Rangers Darren Fong and Nathan Sargent. Mori Point is home to two species listed under the Endangered Species Act; the endangered San Francisco garter snake and the threatened California red-legged frog. It also offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. As the whale migration season nears its end, it is still possible that park visitors will spot gray or humpback whales from the top of Mori Point.
Who: Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14)
GGNRA Rangers Darren Fong and Nathan Sargent
Pacifica School District fourth grade students
What: NPS Centennial hike at Mori Point
When: Thursday, August 25, 2016
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Where: Mori Point, GGNRA
Pacifica, CA 94044