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Restore Our Parks & Public Lands Act Clears House Committee


2019-06-26
H.R. 1225, the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, passed out of committee by a bipartisan vote of 36-2.

This bill would invest billions of dollars to address the backlog of maintenance projects in our national parks with an eye toward sustainability. The American Society of Landscape Architects is among the voices calling for passage. Members of ASLA were on the Hill earlier this year, asking lawmakers to move this bill forward.

From a press release issued by the minority staff of the House Committee on Natural Resources: 

"The national parks are part of our nation's identity. They are natural treasures that bring people together and encourage healthy lifestyles. Landscape architects helped build our national park system and are deeply committed to preserving park infrastructure with an eye toward resilience and sustainability. The American Society of Landscape Architects thanks Rep. Bishop (Utah) for leading the way on H.R. 1225, the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, and fully supports passage to send critical funding to restore our national parks." 

– Nancy Somerville, executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects

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