To celebrate the National Park Service turning 100 on August 25th, President Obama has created a new National Park in Maine. This is awesome news. I don't think we can ever have too many protected, natural habitats.
President Obama designated a large swath of Maine’s North Woods as a new national monument Wednesday, creating what is likely to be the last large new national park ever established on the East Coast.
In a statement, the White House said the move aimed to honor the National Park Service’s centennial, which will take place Thursday. The move occurred almost exactly 100 years after President Woodrow Wilson established Sieur de Monts National Monument, which eventually became Maine’s sole existing national park, Acadia.
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