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Today’s Top Parkwire Story
23 September 2020
Mill Springs Battlefield NMon officially authorized as 421st unit of US NP System
Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument has been added to the National Park System, becoming the 421st unit. The battlefield site, in Kentucky, was the site of the first major victory for the Union Army during the Civil War.
“I am pleased to announce the addition of Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument to the National Park Service,” said Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on Tuesday. “President Trump’s administration and Senate Majority Leader (Mitch) McConnell have worked closely on this important initiative.”
Inspired by George Meléndez Wright
George Meléndez Wright was born in San Francisco, CA and in 1930 became the first chief of the wildlife division of the U.S. National Park Service. Under his vision and leadership, each park started to survey and evaluate the status of wildlife and to identify urgent problems. As one of the first and only latino staff for the Park Service, he was a true pioneer in celebrating diversity and working together across disciplines for our wildlife and wild places.
The George Wright Society was founded in 1980 in his honor, to continue the legacy of forward thinking and applied solutions in an ever changing environment.