On April 23, 2009, United States Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, announced that Yellowstone National Park, in both the states of Wyoming and Montana, will receive $14,735,000 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The largest of the Yellowstone projects is construction of a new, $9,000,000 wastewater treatment plant near Madison Junction's small log cabin museum and visitor center.
The Montana side of Yellowstone National Park will also get $1,650,000 to construct a micro-hydroelectric facility at Mammoth Hot Springs, which should eliminate close to 700 tons of greenhouse gas and save Yellowstone Park around $80,000/year in electric bills.
All funding is predicated upon addressing critical needs, introducing green technology, stimulating local economies, and bettering your park experience.
About the stimulus monies for Yellowstone National Park, Secretary Ken Salazar said, "They are also an investment in telling the story of America to future generations through our national parks by conserving our awe-inspiring landscapes, our rich culture and our great heritage."