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Natchez Trace Parkway Lowers Speed Limit In Sensitive Amphibian Habitat

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Date: November 6, 2012
Contact: Dr. Lisa McInnis, 662-680-4055

JACKSON, MS - The National Park Service (NPS), Natchez Trace Parkway, announces a 35- mph speed zone on a two-mile section south of Interstate 20 in Hinds County, Mississippi. The NPS is working with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, United States Geological Survey, Millsaps College, and Mississippi College monitoring amphibian species. The speed zone will be in effect from November 2012 through April 2013, and will improve safety for the researchers. Go to www.nps.gov/natr for more information.

The Natchez Trace Parkway upholds the mission of National Park Service to conserve natural resources in such a manner as will leave them unimpaired for future generations.

Did You Know?

Meriwether Lewis Monument, Natchez Trace Parkway, Tennessee

Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory when he died on the Natchez Trace in 1809, at Grinder's Stand in Tennessee. A monument was erected in his honor in 1848 and can be seen along the Natchez Trace Parkway today.