Join the National Park Service for a free campfire program on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, CA. The program will begin at 6:30 PM and will last 1.5 hours.
Rangers will lead the group in songs, skits and stories to celebrate the legacy of John Muir, one of the greatest conservationists the United States has ever known.
Created in 1964, John Muir NHS preserves the home, landscapes, and grave site of conservationist and national park advocate John Muir. Muir, born in Scotland, spent his entire life exploring, studying, and writing about his experiences in the American wilderness. He travelled throughout the world, but most notably in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and he considered Yosemite to be one of the most beautiful places he had ever lived. Before he passed away in 1914, he advocated for the preservation of five American national parks, and set the stage for a conservation movement that would change the face of this country and later earn Muir the title: “Father of the National Parks”.
Meet at the front gate of the John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Ave, in Martinez, CA (at the Alhambra Ave. exit off Highway 4). Bring the whole family, picnic blankets, lawn chairs, and a desire to have a good time. Rangers will direct you from the gate to the fire ring, which will be under a small grove of redwood trees. If it rains heavily, the program will be canceled.
If you have any questions, please call the John Muir National Historic Site at 925-228-8860.