Community Connection

Muir’s Words Continue to Inspire Love of Nature

by Alexander Pavlicin

John Muir, often called “The Father of Our National Parks” wrote about the beauty of America’s natural lands and the spiritual interconnectedness of humanity and nature. His writings influenced a grieving President Theodore Roosevelt to establish additional national parks, monuments, and federally-protected forests. President Barack Obama continued the legacy, using executive action to protect more than 265 million acres of public land and water. As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial anniversary, Muir’s words continue to inspire people of all ages to enjoy nature and preserve our natural resources. […]