Recent Posts

Legal loophole protects violent refugee who shot a cop

By Natalia Castro at the Daily Torch On June 13, 2016, Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi should have been deported. After violating the terms of his ...

Read More

Abolish ICE? Who Will Chase and Nab Illegal Visa Overstayers?

  Jim-Kouri from Conservative Base via COP Magazine Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is a reputed leftist such as the late ...

Read More

Walter Williams: Colleges: A Force for Evil

By Walter E. Williams | cnsnews College students walking on campus. (Screenshot) Many of the nation's colleges have become a force for evil and ...

Read More

How Religious Freedom Erodes, One Step at a Time

Emilie Kao / @EmilieTHF / The Daily Signal Religious liberty faces new threats both in the United States and abroad. (Photo: kharps/Getty ...

Read More

Get Connected with APN on Social Media!

Get Connected with APN on Social Media! Don't miss a thing! American Pastors Network offers many ways to stay informed of the biblical and constitutional ...

Read More

Former Education Secretary Admits US Students are Failing Because Education System ‘Runs on Lies’

"We're not top 10 in anything," said a former education secretary who is calling out politicians for creating a public ...

Read More

Political firestorm rages after CT official takes knee over pledge--resign?

By Kevin Fobbs at Renew America Most Americans who watched as the disrespect for the National Anthem swept through NFL teams ...

Read More

Why are Democrats in Love With Elizabeth Warren?

                                    ~ American Liberty Report Ever since their dreams of putting Hillary Clinton in the White House came crashing down to earth, ...

Read More

Trump’s Health Secretary Is Implementing Bold, Reaganesque Reforms

Robert Moffit / The Daily Signal Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar spoke about new reform initiatives at ...

Read More

WWE STAR ‘KANE’ WINS ELECTION AS TENNESSEE MAYOR

 WARNER TODD HUSTON /Godfather Politics. In a stunning victory, Glenn Jacobs, the famed WWE wrestler known as “Kane,” has won election ...

Read More

Latest News

[smoothslider]

Smucker Builds on Effort to Preserve Susquehanna Valley

Share

For Immediate Release: April 11, 2018

Contact: Bill Jaffee (202) 225-2411

 

Smucker Builds on Effort to Preserve Susquehanna Valley

 

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) is working to preserve the natural beauty found in the Susquehanna Valley.

Rep. Smucker appeared before the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands today to urge his colleagues on that committee to support his Susquehanna National Heritage Area Act– legislation that would make Lancaster and York Counties a National Heritage Area (NHA). NHAs are a Congressional designation where “natural, cultural, and recreational resources form a cohesive, nationally distinctive landscape arising from human activity shaped by geography.” NHAs receive conservation assistance from the National Park Service.

“I’m very proud of the natural beauty we find in our communities,” said Rep. Smucker upon introducing the legislation last June. “We want to ensure we maintain that safe and clean environment into the future for residents and visitors. This National Heritage Area designation will attract more visitors, stimulate our local economy, and preserve natural resources and historical landmarks.”

Pictured with Rep. Smucker is Mayor Lutz of Columba, PA.

Click the image to watch the video.

 

The Honorable Leo S. Lutz – Mayor of the Borough of Columbia, PA – was invited by Rep. Smucker to testify before the committee as well. You can watch his remarks here.

BACKGROUND

Courtesy of Susquehanna Heritage

What is a National Heritage Area?

National Heritage Areas (NHAs) are places where natural cultural, historic, and recreational resources form a cohesive, nationally distinctive landscape arising from human activity shaped by geography. They tell nationally important stories about our nation and are representative of the national experience through physical features that remain and traditions that have evolved within them.

Since President Ronald Reagan designated the first NHA in 1984, community groups, businesses, local governments, and Congress have established 49 NHAs across the nation to preserve, promote, and celebrate their heritage, culture, and natural resources for the benefit of current and future generations.

What are the Goal of National Heritage Areas?

NHAs draw visitors to local heritage and outdoor recreation attractions and businesses. They encourage public and private partners to collaboratively plan and implement programs and projects that preserve, enhance, and celebrate America’s defining historic places and landscapes.

NHAs work with communities to conserve natural resources, landscapes, and historic places; strengthen community identity and economic vitality; educate residents and visitors about the region’s history; and attract heritage and outdoor tourism to promote economic vitality.

What are the Benefits of National Heritage Areas?

As a NHA, the region will benefit from enhanced national identity and exposure and better access to National Park Service assistance. A 2012 study by the Alliance of National Heritage Areas and National Park Service showed that NHAs contribute $12.9 billion annually to the national economy and support 148,000 jobs. The economic benefit of NHAs in the Northeast Region was $5.4 billion annually and 66,880 jobs.

###

Comments are closed.

Polls

Please take our reader satisfaction poll. Please select one from each part.

View Results