With a new logo and new online features and events planned throughout 2013, Olympic National Park is commemorating its 75th year as a national park. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the bill establishing ONP on June 29, 1938.
“This anniversary gives us a chance to reflect on the outstanding natural and cultural heritage protected within the park,” said park superintendent Sarah Creachbaum.
A special 75th anniversary logo was developed by park staff members Greg Marsh and Judy Lively and includes elements of Olympic’s three best-known features: glacier-capped mountains, large tracts of primeval forest and the rugged Pacific Coast. The words “Your Park, Your Heritage,” celebrate the park’s place in the national heritage of all Americans.
Limited edition pins featuring the logo are available through Discover Your Northwest bookstores around the park, including the Olympic National Park Visitor Center and the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.
Small anniversary events are planned during 2013. Detailed information will be released as plans are finalized.
Olympic National Park’s 922,651 acres first received federal protection in 1897 when President Grover Cleveland designated the Olympic Forest Reserve, protecting forests but not the native wildlife.
In 1909, President Theodore Roosevelt designated part of the Forest Reserve as the Mount Olympus National Monument.