America’s National Parks are the perfect place to connect with nature, relax, unplug and eat delicious peanuts! Thanks to the preservation work of the National Park Service (NPS), generations have been able to enjoy some of America's most beautiful wildscapes and learn about each location’s unique history.
The National Park Service turns 106 today, and it’s an opportunity for us to celebrate the legacy that its rangers have left on America’s diverse and breathtaking landscapes. We share NPS’s love of nature and commitment to our environment, so we invite you to learn about the organization’s compelling history.
The National Park Service’s Legacy in Numbers
The National Park Service has a lot of territory to cover to keep our parks beautiful, especially with so many sites under its purview. Here’s a breakdown of the impressive numbers behind the NPS:
- Currently, the United States has 63 national parks and 423 national park sites in all U.S states and the District of Columbia.
- The sites protected by the NPS span more than 84 million acres.
- An estimated 20,000 people work for the National Park Service, including volunteers and professionals who have dedicated their entire lives to preserving nature.
Beyond Our Borders
Did you know that the National Park Service operates beyond the continental United States? There are national park sites in all the states, including Hawaii and Alaska, as well as the U.S territories, including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa and Guam.
Visiting the Father of the Peanut Industry
Known as the “Father of the Peanut Industry,” George Washington Carver left a significant impact on peanut agriculture, cuisine and innovation. The National Park Service tends to his legacy at a site in Newton County, Missouri where his childhood home once stood. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt founded the national monument on July 14, 1943, and Audrey Corwin designed the concrete bust in 1952.
Break Out of Your Shell
Hampton Farms and the National Park Service are friends! In the summer of 2021, we partnered with the National Park Service for the Break Out of Your Shell Campaign. The campaign spread awareness about America’s number one in-shell peanuts, and how peanuts are the perfect go-to snack when connecting with nature. Both healthy and delicious, peanuts are environmentally friendly and packed with enough protein to get you through your trek across any of America’s national parks.
Hampton Farms has been the leading supplier of the freshest, best quality peanuts from seed to shelf since 1917. Our business is family-owned and operated, and we are committed to producing the finest nut-based snacks and services with integrity, honesty and the pride of American farmers. If you're looking for a locally grown, nutritious and delicious snack, purchase some Hampton Farms nuts today!