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Hirono Celebrates Volcanoes Park 100th Anniversary

November 7, 2016, 3:03 PM HST
* Updated November 7, 3:04 PM
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Sen. Hirono presents a Hawaii Island fourth grader with an Every Kid in a Park pass. Courtesy photo.

Sen. Hirono presents a Hawaii Island fourth grader with an Every Kid in a Park pass. Courtesy photo.

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono marked the 100th anniversary of America’s National Parks at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Hawai‘i Island.

The senator presented Hawai‘i fourth graders with Every Kid in a Park program passes, which provide free admission to National Parks for fourth graders nationwide to encourage exploration and learning.

“As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, the Every Kid in a Park program promotes a lifelong appreciation for our environment and natural resources,” said Sen. Hirono.

“Sen. Hirono is a dedicated advocate of education for Hawai‘i youth and fully embraces Every Kid in a Park,” said Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando. “The Ka‘ū students who hiked with her today not only met one of Hawai‘i’s senators, but were able to spend quality time outdoors with someone who truly advocates for our keiki and national parks.”

Earlier this year, the Senate unanimously approved Sen. Hirono’s resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Haleakalā National Park on Maui.

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