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
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Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 10:22 AM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Antietam Battlefield projects announced
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
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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