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Committee on Natural ResourcesIntroducedFebruary 14th, 2013
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Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act
To establish the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, to dedicate the Park to John H. Chafee, and for other purposes.
Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act - Establishes the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park in Massachussets and Rhode Island as a unit of the National Park System. Authorizes the Secretary to acquire up to 10 acres in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, for the development of administrative, curatorial, or visitor facilities for the Park. Requires the Secretary to prepare a general management plan for the Park. Dedicates the Park to former U.S. Senator John H. Chafee from Rhode Island in recognition of: (1) his role in the preservation of the resources of the Blackstone River Valley and the heritage corridor that bears his name, and (2) the decades of his service to the people of Rhode Island and the United States. Requires a memorial to be displayed at a location in the Park that recognizes Senator Chafee's role in the preservation of the resources of the Blackstone River Valley for the people of the United States. Adjusts the boundary of the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. Designates the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Inc., as the local coordinating entity for the Corridor.