WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25: STAYING COOL
Profile America — Saturday, August 25th. All summer long, millions of Americans have been flocking to the nation's network of national parks, monuments and recreation areas, including national parkways, seashores and lakeshores, and park service campgrounds. It was on this date in 1916 that the National Park Service was founded, with the charge to promote and regulate the areas under its jurisdiction, as well as preserve the scenery and wildlife for the enjoyment of future generations. Now, there are more than 80 million acres in the National Park System. Each year, over 285 million people visit facilities from Alaska to Florida and from California to Maine. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 418
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1252
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau