"on august 25, 2016 we celebrate the 100th birthday of the national park service (nps) and its founding law, the 1916 organic act. the year-long celebration of nps's centennial aims to engage the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates. we at frederick law olmsted national historic site invite local high school students to play a role in this centennial year by helping us honor the importance of the organic act, authored in significant part by frederick law olmsted, jr.
"to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."
-frederick law olmsted, jr.
1916 organic act, section 1
these words are considered the mission statement of the national park service.