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Florissant Fossil Beds NMon gains 280 acres

The John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act continues to give to the National Park System. This week the National Park Service closed on a 280-acre parcel of land for Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Colorado.

The Dingell Act, passed in 2019, contained more than 100 individual bills. The legislation, among other things, expanded the size of both Death Valley and Joshua Tree national parks, created a national monument honoring civil rights icon Medgar Evers in Mississippi and a Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument in Kentucky, while changing the designations of some other park system units.

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