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  • RoteBaron@comcast.net
    This was announced by NPS on February 28, 2006: ANTIETAM NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD TO FUND A VARIETY OF PROJECTS USING RECREATION FEE PROGRAM FUNDS Antietam
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 20, 2006
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      This was announced by NPS on February 28, 2006:
      ANTIETAM NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD TO FUND A VARIETY OF PROJECTS USING RECREATION FEE PROGRAM FUNDS
      Antietam National Battlefield Superintendent J.W. Howard today (Feb 28) announced the funding of over $240,000 dollars in projects at the Battlefield using Recreational Fee Program Funds. Recreational Fee Program Funds are monies derived from visitor entrance fees and National Park Passes sold at Antietam National Battlefield.
      This years� projects include:
      Mitigation of Exotic Vegetation: Removal of non-native vegetation from the fields and forests in an effort to continue historic landscape restoration efforts.
      Replacement of the Interpretive Tablet in Observation Tower: Re-casting and replacement of the bronze interpretive tablet at the top of the War Department Observation Tower. These tablets were originally placed by the War Department in the early 1900�s.
      Rehabilitation of Historic Lanes: Repairs to the historic sections of the Mumma, Roulette and Pry Lanes.
      Restoration of Piper Orchards: This phase II of restoration of a Historic Apple Orchard on the Piper Farm. This project will restore 176 trees and the final four acres of Orchard.
      Replacement of Benches in Visitor Center: Replacement of 9 wooden benches and safety railings in the Visitor Center Observation Room.
      Develop and Install New Wayside Exhibits: Development of an additional series of wayside exhibits for the Battlefield Tour Road and Visitor Center. Replacement of current wayside exhibits.
      Removal of Non-Historic Structures: In continued efforts of historic landscape restoration, this project will involve the removal of modern structures on National Park Service property. Replacement of Fueling Station: Replacement of 12 year old Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Pumps at the Battlefield Maintenance Area.
      POSTED BY: Tom Shay - Cressona, PA

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    • NJ Rebel
      Good deal! Nice to know some of the monies visitors have been paying are being put back to the use of the park. Yr. Obt. Svt. G E Gerry Mayers ....the
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 20, 2006
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        Good deal! Nice to know some of the monies visitors have been paying
        are being put back to the use of the park.

        Yr. Obt. Svt.
        G E "Gerry" Mayers

        "....the powers granted under the Constitution, being derived from the
        people of the United States, may be resumed by them, whenever the same
        shall be perverted to their injury or oppression;.."
        Act of State of Virginia adopting the Federal Constitution, 26 June
        1788

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        This was announced by NPS on February 28, 2006:
        ANTIETAM NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD TO FUND A VARIETY OF PROJECTS USING
        RECREATION FEE PROGRAM FUNDS
        Antietam National Battlefield Superintendent J.W. Howard today (Feb
        28) announced the funding of over $240,000 dollars in projects at the
        Battlefield using Recreational Fee Program Funds. Recreational Fee
        Program Funds are monies derived from visitor entrance fees and
        National Park Passes sold at Antietam National Battlefield.
        This years’ projects include:
        Mitigation of Exotic Vegetation: Removal of non-native vegetation from
        the fields and forests in an effort to continue historic landscape
        restoration efforts.
        Replacement of the Interpretive Tablet in Observation Tower:
        Re-casting and replacement of the bronze interpretive tablet at the
        top of the War Department Observation Tower. These tablets were
        originally placed by the War Department in the early 1900’s.
        Rehabilitation of Historic Lanes: Repairs to the historic sections of
        the Mumma, Roulette and Pry Lanes.
        Restoration of Piper Orchards: This phase II of restoration of a
        Historic Apple Orchard on the Piper Farm. This project will restore
        176 trees and the final four acres of Orchard.
        Replacement of Benches in Visitor Center: Replacement of 9 wooden
        benches and safety railings in the Visitor Center Observation Room.
        Develop and Install New Wayside Exhibits: Development of an additional
        series of wayside exhibits for the Battlefield Tour Road and Visitor
        Center. Replacement of current wayside exhibits.
        Removal of Non-Historic Structures: In continued efforts of historic
        landscape restoration, this project will involve the removal of modern
        structures on National Park Service property. Replacement of Fueling
        Station: Replacement of 12 year old Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Pumps at
        the Battlefield Maintenance Area.
        POSTED BY: Tom Shay - Cressona, PA

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