Congresswoman Aumua Amata, extended her congratulations to the United States National Park Service as they prepare to celebrate their centennial.
She said, “I want to congratulate the United States Park Service for their 100 years of stewardship and safeguarding of our most treasured places.
“The work they do is priceless to our nation, who is grateful for their efforts, in preserving our unique and rich geographical and natural resources” continued Amata.
Created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Service Organic Act, the National Park Service is tasked with conserving all U.S. National Parks and many of the American National Monuments.
Duties of the park service include ecological preservation of the places entrusted to its management while also maintaining their accessibility to the public.
The Park Service is also involved in historical preservation and cultural education.
On October 31, 1988, the National Park of American Samoa was established, becoming the first and only American National Park south of the Equator, and has helped to bring the Flying Fox back from the brink of extinction.
Aumua extended a very thank you to the National Park of American Samoa for protecting “the rich culture and natural resources of our beautiful islands,” and said she looks forward to continuing to work with them to continue their mission, so that there will another celebration in another one hundred years.
Governor Lolo and Congresswoman Aumua are scheduled to attend rhe National Park of American Samoa’s Centennial festivities at the Suigaula ole Atuvasa Beach Park in Utulei on Friday, August 26, from 9am to 1pm.