Important National Park Legislation Passes in Senate Committee

 
PRESS RELEASE
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   August 5, 2010
Contact:   Kristen Brengel, Director, Legislative and Government Affairs
National Parks Conservation Association
202.454.3380


Important National Park Legislation Passes in Senate Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved several bills that will enhance the National Park System including establishing a new national park unit in New Mexico, which is known for its remarkable landscape, geology, and profound connection to cultural resources; protecting a critical watershed around Glacier National Park; and expanding the historic Petersburg National Battlefield and Gettysburg National Military Park.

On S. 3452, to designate the Valles Caldera National Preserve as a unit of the National Park System:

“With this vote, the reality of a Valles Caldera National Preserve, managed by the National Park Service, is one step closer,” said David Nimkin, Southwest Regional Director.

“Protecting this remarkable natural resource, sustaining traditional uses, conducting excellent research, and more importantly, providing for rich and rewarding visitor experiences is what our national park system is all about. We applaud the wisdom and energy of the New Mexico delegation for their support of this initiative and especially Senator Bingaman for his leadership.”

Contact: 
David Nimkin, Southeast Regional Director, 801.521.0785

On S. 3075, to protect the North Fork Watershed in Montana:

“The North Fork Watershed Protection Act is an important step closer to becoming federal law,” said Will Hammerquist, Glacier Program Manager.

“We look forward to the continued leadership of Senators Baucus and Tester to secure final passage of this historic legislation to protect Glacier National Park during its Centennial year.”

Contact:
Will Hammerquist, Glacier Program Manager,  406.862.6722

On H.R. 3388 to modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in Virginia and H.R. 4395 to revise the boundaries of the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania:

“NPCA particularly wants to thank Senators Webb and Warner in Virginia, and Senators Specter and Casey in Pennsylvania, for their leadership to protect these historic places,” said Joy Oakes, Senior Mid-Atlantic Regional Director. 

“With April 2011 marking the 150th anniversary of the beginning of our American Civil War, enactment of these bills is of urgent importance.”

Contact:
Joy Oakes, Senior Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, 202.454.3386

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