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Save America's Treasures Grant Program Announces $14.3 Million in Awards

Federal-private partnership funds historic preservation and conservation

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the National Park Service (NPS) and the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) jointly announced the awarding of $14.3 million in federal competitive Save America's Treasures (SAT) grants. The grants are made in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and Save America's Treasures's private partner, the National Trust for Historic Preservation. With the grants, 61 organizations and agencies will conserve nationally significant cultural and historic sites, buildings, objects, documents, and collections. A list of the recipients and their projects can be found at http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/treasures.

"These Save America's Treasures grants will preserve the physical fabric of our history and the rich diversity of America's story, as told by its artists, scholars, and other notable figures. These awards also honor the hundreds of volunteers, organizations, and communities whose energy and investment are ensuring that this national legacy endures for generations to come," said First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Volunteer to Help Keep Picture Rocks Beautiful in 2011!

Volunteering is an American tradition that has made an immeasurable contribution to communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the country. Today's volunteers are active, dynamic, creative individuals who possess the skills, desire, patience, and time to accomplish a wide variety of tasks.

Volunteers-In-Parks are Very Important People (VIPs)! VIPs come from all over the country to help preserve and protect America's natural and cultural heritage for the enjoyment of this and future generations. Volunteers of all ages give of their time and expertise to help achieve the National Park Service mission.

Please consider volunteering your time and talent at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. You will enjoy putting your skills to work in this beautiful setting, and you will meet many other fine people who have similar interests.

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Ice Covered Lighthouse - Cleveland West Pierhead

Subzero temperatures and spray from Lake Erie create an amazing ice sculpture. This piece of natures artwork was formed outside of Cleveland, Ohio on Lake Erie. The waves from the lake battered the lighthouse until it was completely covered in layers of frozen beauty. Take time to watch this amazing video of the Cleveland West Pierhead Lighthouse.

Visit the Cleveland West Pierhead Page to see photos and learn more.


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Linda Greenlaw arrives ashore

by Kris Osgood
Linda Greenlaw's vessel, the Hannah Boden. Photo: Kris Osgood

Linda Greenlaw's vessel, the Hannah Boden. Photo: Kris Osgood

 Linda Greenlaw, arguably Maine's most famous fisherman, returned from the Grand Banks in early November. She and her crew were the guests of honor at a welcome reception at Portland's Custom House Wharf on November 6. The reception included speeches, swordfish samples and autographs from the crew of the Hannah Boden.

In front of hundreds of friends and fans, Portland Mayor Nicholas Mavodones awarded Greenlaw an honorary key to the city. Greenlaw introduced her crew, all of whom will be featured on season three of the Discovery Channel's Swords: Life on the Line next summer. "I know it doesn't sound very captainly," said Greenlaw, "but because I'm female I think I can get away with it. I adore my crew!"  She then proceeded to sing a few bars of Schooner Fare's song Portland Town, a song she said was running through her head as they came in by Portland Head Light the previous day. After the speeches, swordfish samples were served and Greenlaw and her crew signed autographs for over two hours.

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