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Highlights of stimulus spending to improve parks

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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:

WASHINGTON, D.C.

“$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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NEW YORK

“$26 million to repair buildings and a seawall at Ellis Island

PENNSYLVANIA

“$5.5 million to rehabilitate Independence Hall Tower at Independence National Historical Park

UTAH

“$13.1 million to demolish and replace condemned portions of the Quarry Visitor Center at Dinosaur National Monument

WASHINGTON STATE

“$54.7 million for removal of the Elwha Dam and restoration of Elwha River basin at Olympic National Park

COLORADO

“$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

CALIFORNIA

“$16.1 million for repairs and habitat improvement at Golden Gate National Recreation Area

“$7.5 million for improvements at Yellowstone National Park

ARIZONA

“$10.9 million for repairs to trails, camps and buildings at Grand Canyon National Park

MISSOURI

“$5 million to replace the roof of the historic Old Courthouse at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial