National Trails and Public Lands Win a Big Victory in D.C.
An enormous achievement for national trails has been under the radar since March, so we decided to write up a special blog entry to celebrate passage of S.47, John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act. It was one of the first actions by the 116th Congress (2019-2020) and the omnibus bill passed overwhelmingly in the House (363-62) and Senate (92-8). It became law on March 12, 2019, after being signed by the President. This legislation was veto-proof. Americans are slowly beginning to take note of this huge achievement on behalf of public lands and recreation, as the bill’s many benefits begin to reach states across the nation. Here are some examples of the Act's provisions: Over 1,000 miles of extended routes in the National Trails [...]