|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 15 May 2012 09:49:00 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Ft. Ord (CA) declared National Monument|
Obama declares Fort Ord a 'world-class destination' in national
By LARRY PARSONS Monterey Herald (CA) April 23, 2012 3:59The White House proclamation designating 14,600 acres of federal land at Fort Ord as the nation's newest national monument caught some by surprise - by the swiftness of the action.
"With Earth Day coming, we thought maybe we would get it," said county Supervisor Dave Potter on Friday, just three days after he and other local officials made their latest rounds in Washington, D.C., pushing for Fort Ord monument status.
"It turned out it was imminent. We were delighted," Potter said.President Barack Obama called the former Army base, where 1.5 million soldiers went through basic training during its 77-year history, "a world-class destination for hikers, mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts who come to enjoy the area's history and scenic landscapes."
... For the entire article, seewww.montereyherald.com/ci_20445574/obama-declares-fort-ord-world- class-destination-national
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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