Sen. Alexander Honored by NPCA

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, who last year took a lead role in arguing against drastic changes in the Park Service's Management Policies and also opposed the "road to nowhere" in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, has received the William Penn Mott Jr. Park Leadership Award from the National Parks Conservation Association.
The NPCA issues the award annually to a public official who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the protection of America's natural and cultural heritage.
As timing would have things, yesterday, just hours before he received the award, the senator and 16 other congressfolk formally asked Dirk to abandon the road to nowhere.