WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friday, the National Park Foundation honored Maine Senator Angus King for his leadership role in getting the Great American Outdoors Act passed into law earlier this year.
The president of the National Park Foundation praised King for his history of advocating for land preservation.
The Great American Outdoors Act was signed by President Donald Trump in August.
Included in the act was $64 million to deal with long-overlooked repairs needed at Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island.
“Another principle of mine is that execution is as important as vision. And our work isn’t done when the president signed the bill,” Sen Angus King, I-Maine, said. “We’ve got to be sure that it’s executed well. That it provides the benefits to the American people that we promised.”
King was named the recipient of the National Park Foundation’s Hero award.