Rhody Gets Its First National Park

According to the ProJo;

Legislation to establish Rhode Island’s first national historical park passed the U.S. Senate Friday after approval in the House, so now it goes to President Obama to be signed into law, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced Friday. . .

Reed, chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior & Environment, wrote the act to establish a new unit of the National Park System within the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. The legislation was approved as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

And good news for the lady campers!

Women who might think twice about a summer trip to a national park can now officially rest assured: it turns out that menstrual odors do not attract bear attacks, according to a paper by the National Park Service.

And remember — only you can prevent forest fires.

(While the Roger Williams National Memorial on North Main Street is not a park, it does have an excellent crew of rangers and a fantastic bookstore/gift shop that you may want to check out.)

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