Congressman Dan Kildee Receives Award for Protection of National Parks
WASHINGTON – Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) has received the Friend of the National Parks Award from the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) at a ceremony on Capitol Hill. Congressman Kildee was honored for his leadership and strong support for environmental and national parks issues in the 113th Congress. “I’m proud to fight for our nation’s national parks and their incredible natural beauty, which Michigan is fortunate to have along the shorelines around the Great Lakes,” Congressman Kildee said. “Our national parks like Isle Royale are a source of civic pride and natural wonder that support thousands of jobs in Michigan. I’m honored to receive this award, and I look forward to continuing to champion our national parks system in Congress.” The NCPA is a non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the National Park System. The Friends of the National Parks Award is given out each Congress to Members of Congress and Senators who have demonstrated their strong support for national parks through their voting record on issues crucial to the parks. A high-resolution photo of Congressman Kildee receiving the award can be viewed below. “It’s an honor to recognize Congressman Kildee for supporting our national parks on the floor of the House during the 113th Congress,” said NPCA President and CEO Clark Bunting. “As the 114th Congress works on policies and funding levels impacting our national parks, I look forward to working with Congressman Kildee to ensure national parks have safe roadways, are well maintained, and have the resources they need to thrive for their upcoming centennial.” In Congress, Congressman Kildee has supported efforts to strengthen the President’s authority to use the Antiquities Act to protect national monuments and ensured continuing and widespread access for America’s public lands for fishers, hikers and hunters.