Southeast Regional Office
Informal memorial service and river float paying tribute to Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt (AR-3rd)
May 24, 2015
Buffalo National River Ozark Access Pavilion
Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt helped protect the beautiful Buffalo National River for all to enjoy. By crafting legislation to designate it as America’s first national river, Rep. Hammerschmidt ensured this national treasure would become a unit of the National Park System. Please join us on Sunday, May 24, as we celebrate his legacy and enjoy a float down the Buffalo National River in tribute.
Organizations that hold related events in our region:
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park assists the National Park Service in its mission to preserve and protect Great Smoky Mountains National Park by raising funds and public awareness, and by providing volunteers for needed projects.
Since 1953, the Park's cooperating association, Great Smoky Mountains Association, has been supporting the educational, scientific, and historical efforts of the National Park Service through cash donations and in-kind services.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy works to ensure that future generations will enjoy the clean air and water, scenic vistas, wildlife and opportunities for simple recreation and renewal along the entire Trail corridor.
The Friends of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park advocate for the Park, serve as a community liaisons, help the Park implement educational opportunities, and help provide monetary support for the Park.
The Friends of Moccasin Bend National Park work to achieve, through National Park/Archeaological Distrct status, the highest level of preservation, protection, management and interpretation of the cultural, historical and natural resources of more than 956 acres of Moccasin Bend. The Friends also strive for the establishment and maintenance of an interpretive center.