John Muir the Scots born naturalist, writer, climber, inventor, conservationist and campaigner would have been 180 years old on 21st April 2018.
“The mountains are calling and I must go.”
― John Muir
John Muir was instrumental in establishing the world’s first National Parks system in America in the early 1900’s. A global family of 6,555 protected National Park areas now covers 12% of the Earth’s surface. Enjoy Muir’s legacy in the UK by visiting a National Park near you or investigating what a City National Park could be.
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity”
― John Muir,
Celebrate John Muir’s birthday. Read on for resources, events and ideas that can be used to get into the spirit of things. Share what you get up to: tweet using: #JohnMuirDay and #JohnMuirAward.
Read more Celebrate John Muir Day 2018