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Red Barn Speaker Series: The Nature of our National Parks

June 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm


Glacier NP Trail sceneThe National Park Service celebrated its Centennial in 2016. This program looks at the history of our national park system and why they were protected. We will visit several national park areas across America and learn about the people, places and stories behind the scenery. There are 417 units in the national park system as of January 2017, including 59 designated as National Parks. But there are many other types of areas including national monuments, preserves, historic sites, battlefields, parkways and seashores. David Govatski has embarked on a life long quest to visit all 417 national park units and currently has visited 369 of them. He will share tips on the best times to visit, where to see wildlife and how to plan your trips.

David Govatski is a naturalist and historian from Jefferson, New Hampshire. He is a former AMC Hutman. He was an early “Red Liner” who hiked all of the trails in the AMC White Mountain Guide.  David retired after working for 33 years for the US Forest Service in a variety of positions around the country.  He is an avid hiker, backcountry skier and canoeist.


June 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Red Barn
41 North Shore Rd.
Hebron, NH United States
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