Padre Island National Seashore, Texas


Padre Island National Seashore

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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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Texas Highlights

  • Socorro Mission glows in the Texas sunshine

    Save America's Treasures grant

    Mission with a mission

    El Paso, Texas

    Preservation of the mission in the 21st century gives at-risk groups hands-on experience with traditional building techniques.

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  • Wildflowers bloom at Dahlstrom Ranch.

    Community Conservation & Recreation

    Hill Country ranch offers respite

    Buda, Texas

    Conservation easement provides public access to 384 acres of scenic Hill Country.

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  • A historic mural image in Brownsville

    Preserve America grant

    Pride in the past

    Brownsville, Texas

    The city of Brownsville embraced its history and revived its downtown by developing historical tours with a Federal grant.

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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.