Tag: John Muir National Historic Site

National Parks hosts Fandango Campfire program

| May 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

“My fire was in all its glory about midnight…I had nothing to do but look and listen and join the trees in their hymns and prayers.” – John Muir, Travels in Alaska Join the National Park Service for a free campfire program on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in […]

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Earth Day celebration combines John Muir Birthday, and JMA 63rd anniversary

Earth Day celebration combines John Muir Birthday, and JMA 63rd anniversary

| April 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – This year’s celebration of Earth Day will combine a variety of related commemorations April 20 at the John Muir National Historic Site. John Muir, the environmental writer and explorer who cofounded the Sierra Club, was born 181 years ago in Scotland, but eventually came to California and lived in the Martinez house […]

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National Park Service hosts a Springtime Saunter

| March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Another lovely day, mostly solid sunshine. Took a fine and fragrant walk up the west hills with Wanda and Helen, who I am glad to see love walking, flowers, trees and every bird and beast and creeping thing” – John Muir, April 12, 1895 Join a National Park Service ranger for a Springtime Saunter on […]

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National Park Service seeking applicants for 2019 Youth Conservation Corps

| March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) is seeking applicants for the 2019 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) summer program to work and learn alongside National Park Service (NPS) rangers. YCC is a paid outdoor work program that provides a safe, educational, and meaningful experience for young adults of all backgrounds and interests. The purpose of the […]

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John Muir’s passing remembered at historic site

| December 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 104th anniversary of the death of famed environmentalist John Muir will be marked Monday, Dec. 24, at the John Muir National Historic Site. Visitors gathering at the historic site’s visitor center will be provided rides to the Muir family gravesite, where park rangers will present a short remembrance program and allow visitors time for […]

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New law expands John Muir National Historic Site

New law expands John Muir National Historic Site

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A new law will expand the John Muir National Historic Site by 44 acres, U.S. Representative Mark DeSaulnier announced. DeSaulnier, the Walnut Creek Democrat member of the House whose district contains a portion of Martinez, introduced his bill, H.R., 1719, to add the acreage of donated land to the 330-acre park. He […]

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