10 Reasons I’m Thankful for Our Public Lands

by | Nov 24, 2016 | National Parks and Public Lands

As I’ve previously written, throughout 2016 there have been several celebrations to honor the National Park Services’s Centennial. During the year, my dear #ParkChat friends over at the Nature Tech Family blog have hosted a #FindYourPark photo challenge – which plays off the official centennial hashtag. These photo challenges showcase our public lands, as well as support the #FindYourPark initiative.

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, the November #FindYourPark Photo Challenge was all about being thankful for our public lands. The challenge originally only consisted of 8 days, but due to the popularity of this particular challenge, it was extended through the Thanksgiving holiday. I typically participate in photo challenges via Twitter. For this challenge, I also decided to share my photos on my blog’s Facebook page and in this blog post. I hope you enjoy the photographs I selected for this challenge from my various national park adventures.

Day 1 – Thankful for Majestic Mountains

Day 2 – Thankful for Clean Water Sources

Day 3 – Thankful for Fields/Prairies

Day 4 – Thankful for Rangers/Staff/Volunteers

Day 5 – Thankful for Canyons/Geology

Day 6 – Thankful for History/Culture

Day 7 – Thankful for Wildlife

Day 8 – What I am Thankful For

Day 9 – Thankful for Wildflowers/Flora

Day 10 – Thankful for Architecture

By Sara Beth

Sara Beth is a wanderlust soul who is focused on simplistic and mindful living. She is passionate about National Parks, road trips, and board games. Her early years were spent in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. After graduating from university, she moved to Las Vegas, fell in love, and adopted a dog. Today, she lives with her husband and their dog in the suburbs of Washington, DC.

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