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Tagged With: President Obama

Fort Ord designation a monumental deal

From the San Jose Mercury News: Backers of the movement to designate a huge swath of the former Fort Ord as a national monument got a 14,000-acre surprise Friday: a resounding yes from the White House. The announcement came just three days after area officials made their latest rounds in Washington to tout the former … Continue reading »

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Preserving our heritage by protecting Fort Ord

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) posted a guest blog from Gary Courtright with Monterey Off-Road Cycling Association, a chapter of IMBA. Gary recently was in Washington, DC for the White House Conference on Conservation. As an avid mountain biker, I have had the chance to ride most, if not all, of the 86-miles of trails … Continue reading »

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National monument would boost local economy

From Public News Service, Obama Hears Pitch from Fort Ord Monument Supporters: Mary Anne Leffel, president of the Monterey County Business Council, says not only would a national monument designation [for the Fort Ord Public Lands] protect the valuable open space and its habitat, it would also boost the local economy. She says tourism already … Continue reading »

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Fort Ord monument backers get Obama’s ear

Several Monterey County residents met President Barack Obama last week and had the opportunity to express the  broad community support for the national monument proposal ranging from the Fort Ord Reuse Authority and business groups to veterans, recreational users and environmental interests. From the Monterey Herald: “[Henrietta] Stern said the proposal calls for designating about 14,500 … Continue reading »

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