Advocates Rally at Federal Hall for Deferred Maintenance Fix

On February 17, the National Parks Conservation Association brought together Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer and Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and other conservation advocates on the steps of Federal Hall National Memorial– where George Washington was inaugurated as the first president – to mark President’s Day and to call for a funding to fix the nearly $1 billion in deferred maintenance at National Park Service sites across New York State.

The backlog at three of New York City’s iconic Presidential historic sites – Federal Hall National Memorial, General Grant National Memorial and Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site – account for over $11 million of that total. The total backlog for NPS sites across the country is nearly $12 billion.

Joining Cortney Worrall, Senior Regional Director for NPCA’s Northeast Regional Office were Marcia Argust, Project Director, The Pew Charitable Trusts and Marie Salerno, Harbor Conservancy President.


Media Coverage:

NYC Presidents’ Day rally calls on pols to fund repairs at state’s national parks (NY Daily News)

Historic sites Federal Hall, Grant’s Tomb need upgrades (Newsday)

Amid proposed cuts, rally demands funding for national park upkeep in state (Metro NY)

Historic sites Federal Hall, Grant’s Tomb need upgrades (AM New York)

NY Lawmakers Urge Trump: Include National Parks in Infrastructure Plans (Public News Service)