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How Does the National Mall Tidal Basin Actually Work?

Before we can save something, we must understand it. Even as a fresh graduate of a landscape architecture program, I was surprised by the design and operation of the National Mall Tidal Basin. I knew about the Tidal Basin before working on the campaign to save it at the National Trust for...

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Opportunity Zones and Historic Preservation: At the Crossroads

At the National Trust’s 2019 PastForward Conference in Denver, Opportunity Zones were a popular topic. Opportunity Zones have gained significant attention and notoriety as either a potential new tool for historic preservation or a modern iteration of Urban Renewal. For those that missed the...

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Testimony on The Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Schools Act of 2019 (H.R. 3250)

The Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Schools Act of 2019 (H.R. 3250) would require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resources study of sites associated with the life and legacy of philanthropist and businessman Julius Rosenwald, with a particular focus on Rosenwald Schools. ...

NTHP Letter - HR 3250 HR 139 - SubCom Hearing 10-29-2019 FINAL.pdf


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Funding Opportunity: Putting the Historic Preservation Fund to Work for Women’s History

The Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) is the principal source of federal funding for implementing the nation’s preservation programs, including core funding for State and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. The National Park Service (NPS) administers several competitive grant programs within...

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Remarks at PastForward 2019 by Paul Edmondson

Good afternoon. Welcome to Denver, and welcome to PastForward, the National Preservation Conference. First, let me thank you for being here. You are what makes the preservation movement what it is – a vibrant community of people committed to saving places that matter – in our cities, on our...

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National Trust Letter of Support for HR 434 - Emancipation Trail (July 2019)

The Emancipation National Historic Trail Study Act (H.R. 434) would be the first step towards designation by the National Park Service of a national historic trail tracing the 19th century route from Galveston to Houston of newly freed slaves and persons of African descent. The route represents...

Emancipation Trail - HR 434 - NTHP letter - July 2019.pdf


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National Trust Comments for Senate Committee Hearing on LWCF (June 2019)

The National Trust provided comments in support of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act ( S. 1081 ) for the record of a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on LWCF held June 25, 2019. #conservation #Advocacy

NTHP Comments SENR LWCF Hearing 6-25-2019.pdf


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Mapping Where History and Opportunity Meet

With contributions from Shaw Sprague and Dan Watts Included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Opportunity Zones are perhaps the single largest new federal tax incentive in decades. Designed to spur private investment to revitalize distressed communities, Opportunity Zones have the...

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On the Hill: Strong Start for Preservation as Congressional Appropriations Kick Off (Updated 6/26/19)

By Janelle DiLuccia and Tom Cassidy Update: On June 25, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 3055 by a vote of 227 – 194 . The bill combines five individual appropriations bills, including the FY2020 Interior Appropriations bill. During consideration of the bill, the House adopted...

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National Trust Sign-on Letter for FY20 Appropriations for the Bureau of Land Management (May 2019)

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and 90 other organizations sent a letter to congressional appropriators requesting increased funding for key accounts within the Bureau of Land Management in the FY 2020 Interior Appropriations bill. The requested increases support cultural resources...

Sign on letter for FY20 BLM appropriations to House 5-10-19.pdf