Highlights of stimulus spending to improve parks
April 22, 2009
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday that $750 million in economic stimulus money will go to restore and repair national parks nationwide, including about $55.8 million for the National Mall in Washington.
Highlights of the spending include:
“$30 million to fix the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
“$18 million to fix sea wall at Jefferson Memorial
“$7.3 million to restore the District of Columbia War Memorial.
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“$26 million to repair buildings and a seawall at Ellis Island
“$5.5 million to rehabilitate Independence Hall Tower at Independence National Historical Park
“$13.1 million to demolish and replace condemned portions of the Quarry Visitor Center at Dinosaur National Monument
“$54.7 million for removal of the Elwha Dam and restoration of Elwha River basin at Olympic National Park
“$11.5 million to replace more than 5 miles of water lines at Mesa Verde National Park
“$2.4 million to reclaim abandoned mine lands and restore the natural landscape at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
“$16.1 million for repairs and habitat improvement at Golden Gate National Recreation Area
“$7.5 million for improvements at Yellowstone National Park
“$10.9 million for repairs to trails, camps and buildings at Grand Canyon National Park
“$5 million to replace the roof of the historic Old Courthouse at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial