Thank you president Obama
This week, President Obama took a bold step to protect and preserve both the cultural and natural heritage of our nation. I want to thank the President for showing great leadership by using the Antiquities Act to name five new special places as national monuments:
Rio Grande Del Norte National Conservation Area in New Mexico;
San Juan Islands National Conservation Lands in Washington;
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Maryland;
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Ohio;
First State National Monument in Delaware.
These new national monuments will protect a diverse set of significant sites and natural resources for all Americans to explore and enjoy. They will also generate significant economic opportunities for surrounding local communities.