Perry’s Monument Could Receive Millions

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Perry’s Monument Could Receive Millions

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial could receive millions of dollars in federal funding to tackle maintenance.

In August, President Donald Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law. The legislation includes the Restore Our Parks Act, which U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, sponsored, a measure that allocates roughly $10 billion to address a backlog of maintenance projects at national parks nationwide.

The National Park Service, national parks nationwide had $11.9 billion in deferred maintenance at the end of the 2018 fiscal year, the most recent data available.

According to a National Park Service spokesperson, the Trump Administration has 90 days to send a list of proposed projects to Congress. The list will determine how much federal funding states receive.

Sites in Ohio reported nearly $114.1 million in deferred maintenance. Among them is Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial at Put-in-Bay with $48.4 million.

Thank You Nancy!

Thanks Lake Erie Islands Conservancy board member Nancy Welter for your assistance on our Middle Bass projects and your hard work in Middle Bass Music Festival! Nancy has moved from Middle Bass to Huron, Ohio. You will be missed-good luck with your new ventures!

 

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