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National Parks Congaree Team Photo

The Congaree National Park team poses for a picture at the annual award ceremony.

NPS / Kelsey Graczyk

Last week, the Congaree National Park team was awarded the Wes Henry Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship by National Park Service and National Park Foundation. The award recognizes outstanding individuals and teams who are devoted to the preservation of wilderness character + recognizes the importance of educating the public about the benefits of these places.

The Congaree National Park team was recognized specifically for their work to address mobility and other accessibility issues in the park’s wilderness area, and for educating staff + community partners about wilderness ethics, risk management, and first aid training.

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