YOSEMITE — The White House has announced that President Obama and the First Family will visit Yosemite National Park next week, some time between Friday and Saturday.
The president’s visit will celebrate the 100th anniversary of America’s national park system, and the trip will also include a visit to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico.
A post on the White House’s Facebook page notes that President Obama has “conserved more land and water than any president in history — 265 million acres,” and has visited many of our nation’s national parks during his term in office, including Florida’s Everglades, the Kenai Fjords in Alaska, the Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone in Montana/Wyoming.
President Obama also created “Every Kid in a Park” which allows fourth graders and their families to visit national parks for free and “discover our wildlife, resources, and history.”
Visitors are likely to notice the increased security in the park next weekend as the First Family enjoys the beauty of our back yard.