Manchin Statement On Acting National Park Service Director Announcement

August 7, 2020

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources, released the following statement on the announcement Margaret Everson will succeed David Vela as Acting Director of the National Park Service.

“West Virginians understand the importance of our public lands. In the Mountain State we take great pride in our Nationals Rivers and Forests. I trust that as a native West Virginian, Margaret Everson shares this commitment to our National Park Service and I look forward to working with her to ensure our National Parks are protected for generations to come.”