Struggle over CR Continues in Congress as Shutdown Threat Looms; New Fellowship Program for Emerging Leaders in Preservation; Celebrate National Public Lands Day; Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 36, September 23, 2016 → Struggle Over Passing Continuing Resolution Continues as Shutdown Threat Looms Democrats and Republicans have still yet to come together on passing a continuing resolution (C.R), which is needed to avert a government shutdown on October 1st. Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY) scheduled …

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NPS Announces Grants to Preserve History of Japanese-American Confinement in WWII; State Lawmakers in VA Considering Changes to HTC Program; Register for National Preservation Conference

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 34, September 09, 2016 → NPS Announces $3 Million in Grants to Preserve History of Japanese-American Confinement During WWII The National Park Service (NPS) announced $3 million in grants are now available to preserve the history of Japanese-American confinement during World War II. These grants help support the …

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Congress Returns Next Week; Petition Urging Pres Obama to Create Civil Rights National Park; Take Action to Protect Grand Canyon; Register for National Preservation Conference

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 33, September 02, 2016 → Congress Returns From Summer Recess Next Week Congress will return from the summer recess next week. Top on their agenda upon arrival is keeping the government open past September 30th. So far the House of Representatives have passed 4 of the 12 required …

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NPS Celebrates 100 Years; Pres Obama Designates New National Monument in Maine’s North Woods and Expands Monument Off Coast of Hawaii; Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 32, August 26, 2016 → The National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years Thursday, August 25th marked the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS). On August 25th in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the legislation into law that officially created the NPS. The newly created NPS was …

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NPS Accepting Applications for New Civil Rights Grants; GAO Releases Report on Cultural Property Protection; Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the NPS; Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 31, August 19, 2016 → National Park Service Accepting Applications for New Civil Rights Grants The National Park Service (NPS) announced this week that they are accepting applications for new grants to preserve the sites and stories of African American’s struggle for equal rights in the 20th century. …

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Check Out Recently Updated Historic Tax Credit Data Prepared by State; Philadelphia Implementing Disaster Plan for Historic Buildings; National News and Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 30, August 12, 2016 → National Trust Releases Updated Historic Tax Credit Data Prepared by State Our partners at the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) recently released updated federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) economic data, maps, and project lists, prepared by state. The updated data shows federal HTC …

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21 New Word Heritage Sites Named, Frank Lloyd Wright Submission Left Out; Celebrate NPS Centennial This August; Register for National Preservation Conference; and Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 28, July 29, 2016 → 21 New World Heritage Sites Named, Frank Lloyd Wright Collection Doesn’t Make the Cut The United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) World Heritage Convention came to an early close last weekend in Istanbul, Turkey. Organizers decided to conclude early, after last week’s …

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The Presumptive Presidential Nominees on Protecting Our Public Lands; Vote For Your Favorite NPS Historic Site Today; Agreement Reached on Preservation Funding in NJ; National News and Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 25, July 1, 2016 → Presumptive Presidential Nominees Campaign’s Speak on Protecting America’s Public Lands Earlier this week representatives from Donald Trump’s campaign and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, spoke at a conference hosted by the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. The conference focused on issues important to sportsmen, including supporting …

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President Obama Designates Stonewall National Monument; Historic Preservation Leaders Honored by Interior Sec. Jewell; President Obama Marks NPS Centennial With Visits to National Parks; Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 24, June 24, 2016 → President Obama Designates Stonewall Inn as First National Monument Dedicated to LGBT History Today, President Obama announced the designation of the Stonewall Inn and surrounding area in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City as a National Monument. This designation makes the …

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President Obama to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the NPS; Celebrate LGBTQ Heritage This June; Vote for Your Favorite NPS Historic Site; Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 22, June 10, 2016 → President Obama to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the NPS With Visits to 2 National Parks Next Week The White House announced this week that President Obama and the first family will visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Yosemite National Park next week in …

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