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26,000 Acres Added To Petrified Forest National Park
2011-09-09 12:06:39

  The U.S. government announced on Thursday it has decided to add 26,000 acres to the National Park Service's Petrified Forest National Park. Congress expanded the boundaries of the park in 2004 from 93,500 acres to about 218,500 acres but did not immediately appropriate any money to buy the private inholdings. “The National Park Service and The Conservation Fund announced today the conservation of approximately 26,000 acres in northeast Arizona full of significant...

2011-04-06 13:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress is set to pass a budget that could include severe cuts to vital conservation programs, The Nature Conservancy has announced its "Top Ten California Treasures." These treasures are California's most iconic parks and recreation areas that were funded by a federal program called the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which is currently proposed to be cut by 90 percent in the House of Representatives' budget....

2011-03-16 16:21:00

CLEVELAND, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Musical Arts Association, The Trust for Public Land, and the National Park Service announced today that nearly one-third of the property of the popular Blossom Music Center, situated outside both Akron and Cleveland and entirely within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, has been conserved as an addition to the National Park. The Cleveland Orchestra and its governing organization, the Musical Arts Association (MAA), own and manage the...

2009-02-26 16:33:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's White House announcement of the president's federal budget framework for FY 2010 brings welcome evidence that President Obama and his administration are deeply committed to protecting our nation's lands, air, and water and the human communities that depend on them. Today's budget announcement also makes clear that the oil and gas industry will not continue to enjoy a taxpayer-funded feast at the expense of America's public lands and...

2008-12-16 11:41:00

Site will become part of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park MIDDLESBORO, Ky., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 2,171-acre tract of land that protects the drinking water for residents of Kentucky has been purchased by The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and will eventually be added to the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, TPL announced today. The property is a key piece in an effort begun by TPL in 2004 to protect the approximately 4,500-acre Fern Lake watershed on behalf of...

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