Jun 17, 2011

Susquehanna Heritage seeks national designation

(YDR) For the third time, the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area is trying to be designated a National Heritage Area, a designation that requires an act of Congress.
And that seems to be the holdup.
"We're hoping...this time it'll be passed," said Susquehanna president Mark Platts.
The Susquehanna area first sought the federal designation in 2008. Its request passed National Park Service muster, meeting the federal guidelines for historic and cultural significance, but by the time the request that would grant the designation got to Congress, its session was ending and it did not pass. Continued