​​Ambassador Morenés congratulates NPS Acting Director Mr. Michael Reynolds
U.S. National Park Service Awarded the Plaque of Honor of Spain's Order of Civil Merit
12/5/2017
The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has been Awarded the Plaque of Honor of Spain’s Order of Civil Merit for its tireless work in conserving and promoting both nature and history over the past 101 years. Ambassador Morenés presented the Acting Director of the National Park Service, Mr. Michael Reynolds, with this prestigious honor at a ceremony held at his residence.

 

In his remarks, Ambassador Morenés praised the National Park Service for its pioneering efforts to preserve nature, which set an example for the rest of the world to follow. Spain was one of the first countries to follow in the footsteps of the U.S. when it designated its first national park in 1918, only two years after President Woodrow wilson Created the National Park Service. Today, U.S. national parks cover 84 million acres of land, an area almost two thirds the size of Spain.

 

In addition to protection and conservation, Ambassador Morenés also underscored the important pedagogical work done by the NPS to ensure that nature is valued and appreciated by all citizens. This promotion of knowledge and understanding is also carried out with regards to history and cultural heritage sites. The National Park Service has been at the forefront of promoting Hispanic heritage of the United States through its American Latino Heritage initiative.

 

The National Park Service is the custodian of some of the most important sites that define the shared history between Spain and the United States. These sites include missions, presidios, castles, military fortifications, and historic trails, among many others.

 

The National Park Service and the Embassy of Spain in the United States have been working together for several years to preserve and promote Spain’s heritage in the U.S. and the Embassy intends to further increase its cooperation in fields such as the protection of underwater cultural heritage, and to promote the upcoming anniversaries of the founding of both San Antonio and New Orleans 300 years ago.

Twitter@SpainInTheUSA

  • 17 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * RT @SpainInTheUSA: @SpainMFA Deputy Sec. @JPLaiglesia & Mayor of Seville @JuanEspadasSVQ presented the ‘Seville Commitment’ on the locali…
  • 17 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * @SpainMFA Deputy Sec. @JPLaiglesia & Mayor of Seville @JuanEspadasSVQ presented the ‘Seville Commitment’ on the l… https://t.co/AsU3yLLJ3Z
  • 16 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * Today marks the 50th anniversary of the #Apollo11 moon landing. #Spain... 🚀 contributed with 4 key @NASA centers… https://t.co/zy2NAijNAU
  • 16 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * Ambassador Cabanas met with representatives from @wearewater today to discuss their #NoWalking4Water initiative, fo… https://t.co/mjqatGo4OS
  • 16 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * This Thursday, Acting @SpainMFA Minister @JosepBorrellF & Joseph Weiler, @nyulaw’s European Union Jean Monnet Chair… https://t.co/rm41zJZsHp
  • 16 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * RT @HispanicCouncil: #DidYouKnow that the #US Hispanic community is the youngest in the country? Discover in one minute the importance tha…
  • 16 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * @SpainMFA Deputy Sec. @JPLaiglesia is at the @UN Ministerial Segment of the High-Level Political Forum on… https://t.co/5DNygxfalv
  • 16 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * Petra, #Mallorca, made famous for being Father Serra's hometown & just an hour from the island's capital, Palma, is… https://t.co/Dr8f8rATz4
  • 16 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * Considered to be the founder of #California, Father Junípero Serra would go on to found #SanFrancisco,… https://t.co/JJYVjRGb5T
  • 16 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * #OnThisDay 250 years ago, the @CityofSanDiego was founded when Father (now Saint) Junípero Serra, originally from… https://t.co/kqsU8Q7tED
  • 16 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * RT @MAECgob: ☀️🎒 Llegan el #verano, las #vacaciones, ¡y los viajes al extranjero! Pero antes, inscríbete en el Registro de Viajeros: 📲 #Ap…
  • 16 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * RT @educaciongob: ¿Quieres trabajar en en la Agrupación de Lengua y Cultura Españolas (ALCE) de la Agregaduría de Educación de Nueva York?…
  • 16 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * Happy #MenuMonday! This week we bring you mel i mató, a Catalan #dessert that became popular thanks to world-reno… https://t.co/hTVSYMaLOS
  • 15 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * If you are traveling this summer to #Spain 🇪🇸, @Forbes has a recommendation for you: "Six Catalonia Routes Near Bar… https://t.co/V7Quu2Q50u
  • 15 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * Did you know that #Spain contributed to the #ApolloXI moon landing? 🇪🇸 Carlos González Pintado was one of the miss… https://t.co/OzFbVifYDV

Featured

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Flickr
  • Cuenta de Twitter del Ministerio en Inglés
  • Blog del Ministerio
  • ATLAS
  • Página de Participación Ciudadana
  • Página Portal de Transparencia
  • Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C.
    2375 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
    20037 Washington, D.C.
    Tfno: 202-452-0100
  • Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
    2801 16th Street NW
    20009 Washington, D.C.
    Tfno: (202) 728-2334
  • Defense Attaché Office
    4801 Wisconsin Ave. NW
    20016 Washington, D.C.
    Tfno: 202-244-0093
Gobierno de España
©Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación
Portal gestionado por la Dirección General de Comunicación e Información Diplomática
Premio Ciudadanía 2016
Premio Ciudadanía 2016