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North Cascades National Park, WA – Seven proposals in North Cascades National Park are among the 201 proposals totaling nearly $370 million that National Park Service Director Mary Bomar and Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced at a press conference in Yosemite National Park today to celebrate the 91st anniversary of the NPS.
“The National Park Service has, after a rigorous review, certified these proposals as eligible for centennial challenge matching funds,” Bomar said. “And they are ready to go in Fiscal Year 2008 which begins Oct. 1.”
“These proposals would turn students to stewards, help families become fans, and provide science for sound management,” said Chip Jenkins, Superintendent of North Cascades National Park. “If funded by Congress, these proposals will be completed next fiscal year and will help connect people to their parks for decades to come.”
The seven North Cascades National Park proposals are: