National Park Makeover to Begin in 100 Days
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar informed President Obama and the cabinet on Monday (June 8) that the National Park Service will begin economic recovery projects at 107 national parks in next 100 days, creating new jobs and stimulating local economies while making parks better places for Americans to visit, according toRealEstateRama, a real estate news distribution service.
“We are moving full speed ahead to put Americans to work on vital projects at parks across the country,” Salazar said at the cabinet meeting. “We are providing good jobs while preserving our national treasures and benefiting the 147 million people who visit these each year.”
The projects being undertaken by the National Park Service will preserve and protect national icons and historic landscapes, improve energy efficiency and renewable energy use, and remediate abandoned mine lands, Salazar said. They will also encourage the participation of young adults in their national parks.
The projects fall under six basic types of activities: construction, deferred maintenance, energy efficient equipment replacement, trails, abandoned mine lands and road maintenance.
For a complete list of the projects, go to http://recovery.doi.gov/nps/100-day-commitment/.