Mount Rainier National Park, Washington


Mount Rainier National Park Photo © Dave Turner

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  • National parks are special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

  • The American Battlefield Protection Program promotes the preservation of historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil.

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  • Certified Local Governments are grass-roots partners in historic preservation. They are eligible to receive grants and technical expertise.

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  • The Federal Lands to Parks program helps states and communities acquire surplus federal land to create new parks and recreation places.

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  • Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives revitalize communities by encouraging private sector rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings.

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  • Land & Water Conservation Fund matching grants help states and communities provide open spaces and healthy recreation places for people.

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  • The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation.

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  • Preserve America matching grants protect community character and economic vitality through heritage tourism, education, and historic preservation.

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  • RTCA provides expertise and empowers communities to protect their own special places for conservation and outdoor recreation.

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  • Save America’s Treasures matching grants to historic properties and museum collections preserve our nation’s unique, irreplaceable cultural heritage.

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Washington Highlights

  • Interior of the Fox Theater

    Save America's Treasures grant

    An Art Deco masterpiece

    Spokane, Washington

    Built during the Depression as a movie theater, Fox Theater is now home to the Spokane Symphony and a treasured performing arts venue.

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  • Millersylvania State Park

    National Register of Historic Places

    State park designed by CCC

    Olympia, Washington

    Discover Millersylvania State Park which survives today largely as it was created by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.

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  • Tails get moving on the trail

    Community Conservation & Recreation

    Spokane takes a step for health

    City of Spokane, Washington

    A coalition of outdoor recreation advocates is encouraging walking and bicycling in their community.

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  • Magnuson Park sailboats

    Federal Lands to Parks transfer

    A city escape

    Seattle, Washington

    Fly a kite, go for a swim, play ball, take a hike, or have a picnic in Seattle’s 2nd largest park.

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  • The Legion Building’s distinctive roof after rehabilitation

    Preservation Tax Credit

    Spokane’s chateau rises again

    Spokane, Washington

    Federal Historic Preservation tax credits helped transform Spokane’s Legion Building into office and living spaces.

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  • The new 2006 location of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park’s Seattle unit

    National Park Getaway

    We’ve hit the mother lode!

    Seattle, Washington

    Learn how businessmen struck it rich when they advertised Seattle as “Gateway to the Gold Fields” of Alaska and the Yukon.

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These numbers are just a sample of the National Park Service's work. Figures are for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/13.