National Preservation Leaders Call for Full and Dedicated Funding for Land and Water Conservation Fund and Historic Preservation Fund

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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced on July 10 that the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will enable the acquisition of an additional 285 acres to augment the Gaines’ Mill Battlefield, part of Richmond National Battlefield Park, a collection of more than than 30 American Civil War sites around Richmond, Virginia. Secretary Jewell appeared with local and state representatives at Gaines’ Mill Battlefield in Mechanicsburg, Va. to celebrate the announcement and highlight the importance of LWCF in protecting America’s heritage in Virginia and nationwide.

Click on the link above to read statements from from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers.