Champions of Our Parks

Allison Rockefeller and Simon Roosevelt’s Letter to the Editor appears in last week's New York Times (Friday Aug 19):  Champions of Our Parks.  The concept is a powerful one: the nearly one million new Americans granted citizenship each year should know that as citizens they become owners and stewards of our country’s over 400 national parks and monuments, as are all Americans. They urge that this information be adopted into the citizenship exam and vast study materials. The six year effort, in collaboration with Rep. Steve Israel (D:  NY) is close to fruition. The letter appears in the NYT print edition and a link to the online edition is here: