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Tagged With: Fort Ord

Veterans support for national monument

Vietnam veteran, Gordon Smith, presented Secretary Salazar a VFW Post 5888 letter to Salazar from the local VFW (Post No. 5888) along with a handwritten petition from veterans – ranging from World War II to the Iraq War – in support of a Fort Ord Soldiers National Monument.

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Making Fort Ord a National Monument

From the Sierra Club’s Lay of the Land blog: A diverse group of people packed last Friday’s listening session, hosted by Department of Interior’s Secretary Salazar.  In the end, the message from the Secretary and the crowd was clear, there is strong support to permanently protect Fort Ord, perhaps as a national monument.  The U.S. Army … Continue reading »

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Californians Ask Salazar: Will President Obama Help Us Make Fort Ord America’s Next National Monument?

From Vet Voice Foundation: At the invitation of veterans, businesses, and the local community, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last Friday paid a visit to Fort Ord, a former military base located on the Monterey Peninsula near Salinas, California. At a listening session to discuss the future of the site, local activists called on the secretary and … Continue reading »

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Support and reaction from Keep Fort Ord Wild

Check out the comments and clips from the town hall meeting with Secretary Salazar that local community coalition, Keep Fort Ord Wild, posted on their blog.  Keep Fort Ord Wild is dedicated to the preservation of trails, recreation, wildlife and habitat on Fort Ord. Read their post.

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Ken Salazar calls for Fort Ord national monument

From the Monterey County Herald: Monterey County: Interior chief calls BLM land ‘crown jewel’ Interior Secretary Ken Salazar ended a visit to Monterey County on Friday with a call to President Barack Obama to designate Fort Ord as a national monument. Conducting an informal poll of the audience in a town-hall type meeting in Marina, … Continue reading »

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Interior secretary to discuss Fort Ord preservation efforts

From the Santa Cruz Sentinel: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, in Marina today to discuss preservation efforts at Fort Ord. Salazar will be joined by several state and federal officials at a public meeting at 3 p.m. at Carpenters Union Hall, 910 Second Ave. Read the full story.

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Interior Secretary Salazar to Visit Fort Ord Friday

From the Monterey County Weekly: U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will pay a visit to Fort Ord Friday as part of his three-day swing through Arizona and California touting the economic benefits of clean energy, tourism and conservation, according to staff for Congressman Sam Farr (D-Carmel). Read the full story.

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