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As featured WGXA MACON, Ga. — Multiple blighted structures were taken down on September 23 to make way for the expansion of Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park. Bibb County officials held a ceremony at the site on Wednesday to celebrate the demolition. Three properties will be conveyed to the National Park Service for the expansion.…
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As featured on Georgia Conservancy’s Facebook Page – A conservation victory for Georgia and the Nation! Yesterday, the bi-partisan Great American Outdoors Act, was signed into law by the President. The measure, introduced last year by the late Georgia Congressman John Lewis, will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and allocate nearly…
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As featured on the THE HILL – JULY 23, 2020 More than 100 years ago, one of America’s best ideas was born. The National Park Service, founded in 1916, began as a program to protect 35 established national monuments including the very first national park: Yellowstone. Today, in 2020, the National Park Service accounts for…
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As featured on the SOUTHERN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER NEWS FEED JUNE 19, 2020 – This week, the U.S. Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act. The legislation, which passed 73 to 25, signals strong bipartisan support to ensure our parks and public lands receive the maintenance and protections needed for years to come. The bill…
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As featured in the MACON TELEGRAPH BY LIZ FABIAN  FEBRUARY 27, 2019 MACON, GA  – For more than eight years, Macon leaders have been working to create the midstate’s only national park. Their effort will become a reality with President Donald Trump’s signature. Tuesday, the U.S. Congress passed bipartisan legislation to expand the Ocmulgee National…
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As featured in the MACON TELEGRAPH BY WAYNE CRENSHAW FEBRUARY 13, 2019 MACON, GA.  – Supporters of making Ocmulgee National Monument a national park scored a major new victory when the U.S. Senate for the first time approved the designation. Bills that would create the park have twice passed the House only to fall in the Senate,…
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The Ocmulgee National Park & Preserve Initiative (ONPPI) is seeking the people’s help and support to make sure HR 4991 – the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park Boundary Revision Act of 2014 – is added to the list of bills that will receive a legislative hearing in the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental…
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