National Parks Group Applauds President Obama’s Plans to Enhance the National Park System with Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad, First State, and Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monuments

 
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   March 22, 2013
Contact:   Kati Schmidt, Senior Media Relations Manager National Parks Conservation Association: 415.847.1768


National Parks Group Applauds President Obama’s Plans to Enhance the National Park System with Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad, First State, and Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monuments

Statement by Tom Kiernan, President, National Parks Conservation Association

 “The National Parks Conservation Association applauds President Obama’s plans to use the Antiquities Act to designate the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad, First State, and Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monuments into our National Park System, on Monday. These important additions to our National Park System would not be possible without the generosity of The Conservation Fund, which donated the 1,500 acres in Delaware comprising the Woodlawn portion of the First State National Monument and the land donated to form the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Dorchester County, Maryland. As we look to the 2016 centennial celebration of our National Park System, diversifying our national parks to more adequately reflect our cultural heritage, and connecting urban populations to our national parks are important goals that we share with the Administration and the National Park Service.  The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad, First State, and Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monuments create our 399th, 400th, and 401st national park sites, and enhance our National Park System, from the inside and out.”

About the National Parks Conservation Association:
Since 1919, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has been the leading voice of the American people in protecting and enhancing our National Park System. NPCA, its more than 750,000 members and supporters, and many partners work together to protect the park system and preserve our nation’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage for generations to come. For more information, please visit: www.npca.org.


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