June 24, 2015

The Finger Lakes NHA

On Monday as NY Senator Gillibrand announced that she will start the legislation process to designate The Finger Lakes Region a National Heritage Area.  The program is part of the National Parks Service which promotes a region by for its natural, cultural, and historic resources.
 This is a significant moment for Seneca Lake and the ongoing work to stop the LPG gas storage project along it's banks.  Such a development would be completely contradictory to the goals of a National Heritage area.
National Heritage Areas (NHAs) are designated by Congress as places where natural, cultural, and historic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape. Through their resources, NHAs tell nationally important stories that celebrate our nation’s diverse heritage. NHAs are lived-in landscapes. Consequently, NHA entities collaborate with communities to determine how to make heritage relevant to local interests and needs.
 To learn more about what this designation could mean for the region, visit National Heritage Areas website .

Gas Free Seneca and We Are Seneca Lake continue their work and appreciate your support and donations.

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