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Yellowstone National Park Receives American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Money

Upper Falls Yellowstone National Park - Brett Fagan 2005On 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."

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Comment balloon 6 commentsTaunya Fagan • April 24 2009 12:21AM

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Our Park is such a value to our country, I'm really glad we have these funds.  Yellowstone is also great at teaching us something when they do a project, I'm sure we'll learn a lot from the infrastructure upgrades as well.

Posted by Wanda Thomas, Billings Montana Real Estate (Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN) almost 10 years ago

Thanks for the comment Wanda. Hopefully, the Park will get more for its money now that labor and material prices have dropped.

Posted by Taunya Fagan, Bozeman Real Estate: Luxury Homes, Land, Ranches (ESTATE House, Bozeman Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Thanks for the highlight on federal monies going to Yellowstone.  I can't wait until my children are a little older to take them to see this beautiful place.  It's great to see the recognition and more importantly, the money, reach the park. 


David Lorti

Posted by Ahwatukee Real Estate almost 10 years ago

Thanks for reading, David. Hopefully visitor rates will increase, and we'll all find time to get away from the computers for awhile this summer to visit parks and such!

Posted by Taunya Fagan, Bozeman Real Estate: Luxury Homes, Land, Ranches (ESTATE House, Bozeman Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Taunya,

I am glad I ran across this post. I love the photo of the Yellowstone River taken at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with the nice rainbow but even more the info of this post.  I have re-blogged this one so that more people are aware of this great news.

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Posted by Gerry Khatchikian, ASA, TRC, SFR over 9 years ago

Thanks Gerry. My husband took that in the late summer. I hope your business is great over there in Red Lodge.

Posted by Taunya Fagan, Bozeman Real Estate: Luxury Homes, Land, Ranches (ESTATE House, Bozeman Real Estate) over 9 years ago

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