U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today toured the Manchester Cedar Swamp Preserve. She was joined by Jim O’Brien, Director of External Affairs at The Nature Conservancy, who discussed plans to create a new accessible trail.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund was recently permanently funded through the Great American Outdoors Act, bipartisan legislation that Senator Hassan cosponsored and that President Trump signed into law. The Manchester Cedar Swamp Preserve has previously received funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and it hopes to receive funding through the program for its new accessible trail.
“New Hampshire’s impressive natural resources help define us as a state, and our tourism and outdoor recreation industry are also critical economic drivers, which makes it even more essential that we protect and maintain our natural resources for generations to come,” said Senator Hassan. “I appreciated the opportunity to visit the Manchester Cedar Swamp Preserve today. I’m pleased that The Nature Conservancy will be applying to use the Land and Water Conservation Fund to create a new accessible trail so that even more Granite Staters and tourists will get to enjoy this beautiful place.”