Friday, June 18, 2010

Mare Island National Park

We here at Save Our Sail support recent efforts, initiated by Representative George Miller (D-Martinez), to designate portions of Mare Island a National Park. Miller has asked the National Park Service (NPS) to study the island's rich architectural and natural history for consideration.

Pending the survey's outcome, a feasibility study would be scheduled and then forwarded to Congress for approval.

Miller was instrumental in obtaining national park status for such local historic landmarks as Port Chicago, and the Rosie the Riveter/ WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, both of which have historic ties to Mare Island.

In his press release, Miller states: "By making these places national parks, we're helping preserve them for the next generation so they can better understand our past. Mare Island in particular has a fascinating history, of both local and national significance."

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