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Susquehanna National Heritage Area Officially Designated By Congress

The Susquehanna Heritage Area in Lancaster and York counties received official designation as a National Heritage Area with the passage and signing of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act this month.

The designation will:

-- Boost visibility and visitation to the region’s historical sites and recreational areas along the Susquehanna River;

-- Provide more National Park Service support; and

-- Promote the Susquehanna’s significance to the nation’s history.

The Susquehanna River’s role as corridor of culture and commerce will be a major focus of the National Heritage Area.

Funding received from the federal government would allow for interpretive signs at historic sites, renovations of historic properties, the creation of maps or websites, and to run programs, such as boat tours to further enhance the area.

To learn more, visit the Susquehanna National Heritage Area website.

For more information on heritage areas in other parts of Pennsylvania, visit DCNR’s PA Heritage Areas Program webpage.

(Reprinted from the March 20 DCNR Resource newsletter.  Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)

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[Posted: March 21, 2019]


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