As a result of the federal government’s economic stimulus program, the National Park Service will receive $750 million for nearly 800 projects, one of which will be the installation of energy efficient lighting in the Park Visitor Center, which opened in 1993. This project is budgeted for $105,000.
In making the announcement, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said the NPS projects are “an investment in telling the story of America to future generations through our national parks by conserving our awe-inspiring landscapes, our rich culture, and our great heritage.”
Acting NPS Director Dan Wenk said funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will make a difference in our national parks. “We will fix trails, invest in energy efficient vehicles, build new visitor facilities, clean up abandoned mine sites, increase our ability to generate power from the sun, and finally complete overdue maintenance on our buildings and roads,” he said.
There was no indication when the lighting project at Women’s Rights National Historical Park will begin.
A full list of NPS projects and their progress can be found on line at www.interior.gov/recovery/nps