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Vote slated on National Park at Fort Monroe
By David Macaulay, firstname.lastname@example.org | 247-7838
HAMPTON – The board of the Fort Monroe Authority is scheduled to vote on the size of the footprint of a potential National Park for the historic site today.
While the National Park Service appears to favor a more limited area delineated by the road system around the fort and the moat, including the fortress, some local decision makers and Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park are in favor of a more extensive park, covering the 565 acre site.
But the final decision doesn't rest with the National Park Service. A national park can be designated by either Congressional authorization or a presidential declaration.
The meeting starts at 1 p.m. at the Bay Breeze Center on Fort Monroe.