Omnibus Bill Adds New Parks

To protect, preserve and pass down our nation’s most treasured landscapes to future
generations, President Barack Obama signed a bill to add a presidential birthplace and a
significant waterfall to the National Park System in the Omnibus Public Land Management Act
of 2009. The American home, where the 42nd President of the United States spent the first
four years of his life, is now a unit of the National Park System called the William
Jefferson Clinton Birthplace National Historic Site. The famous home is located at 117
South Hervey Street (U.S. Route 278) in Hope, Arkansas. Another area designated to be
honored and preserved is the 78-foot high Great Falls of the Passaic River and battlefield
areas near Monroe, Michigan. This area, what was the cradle of the industrial revolution in
an America, is now designated the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park. For more
information, visit www.nps.gov.

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