6 Facts About National Park Service

1. The National Park Service discontinued its ban on disposable water bottles in August 2017.

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2. In 2010, the National Park Service estimated that reducing bottled water could eliminate 6,000 tons of carbon emissions and 8 million kilowatt hours of electricity every year.

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3. The National Park Service is responsible for 16 of the 19 World Heritage Sites in the United States.

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4. The National Park Service generally has the authority to enforce any state law not covered already by federal laws under the Assimilative Crimes Act, 18 USC.

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5. In 2012, the National Park Service reported that over 221,000 volunteers contributed about 6.4 million hours annually.

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6. Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service has managed each of the United States' national parks, which have grown in number over the years to 60.

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