Group Says Booker T. Washington Monument at Risk

June 18, 2010

A preservation group says the Booker T. Washington National Monument in Virginia is being threatened by development.

The Friends of Booker T. Washington National Memorial is working to try to halt potential development around the 225-acre park in Hardy.

The group has enlisted the help of Rep. Tom Perriello to protect the park by expanding its boundaries. Perriello has introduced a bill that would allow the National Park Service to buy 67.5 acres of commercially zoned property east of the park.

The comments sections of are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 96658669 -
Gray Television, Inc.