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Law initiates effort to designate Finger Lakes Region a National Heritage Corridor

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President Trump has signed a law that will allow the National Parks Service to consider naming the Finger Lakes Region a National Heritage Corridor. 

The John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act authorizes the allocation of funds to allow the National Park Service to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of designating the region as a National Heritage Corridor.

National Heritage Areas are designated by Congress as places where natural, cultural, and historic resources come together to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape.

“It has been incredible to watch this grassroots effort grow, from idea conception here in the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance office, to then gain strength and traction with private/public sector support in recognition of what this historically rich and meaningful piece of New York State means to the rest of the nation,” said Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance President Cynthia Kimble. 

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