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New National Water Trails System to promote healthy, accessible rivers

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New National Water Trails System to promote healthy, accessible rivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently unveiled the National Water Trails System, a new network that will increase access to water-based outdoor recreation, encourage community stewardship of local waterways, and promote tourism that fuels local economies across America.

The announcement came in advance of the White House Conference on Conservation, hosted by the Department of the Interior. The conference spotlighted community-driven conservation efforts as part of President Barack Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative.

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