Shore News Today: Legislation seeks to return NJ Coastal Heritage Trail to National Park Service management

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 A year and a half after the National Park Service lost management control of New Jersey’s Coastal Heritage Trail, New Jersey’s two senators have introduced legislation to reauthorize the trail as national parkland.

The legislation introduced by Democrats Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez during National Park Week, which was marked late last month, would return the trail to NPS jurisdiction through 2018. That would allow the NPS to provide support to the trail and to help visitors access its many attractions, which include Corson’s Inlet State Park, Cape May Point State Park and the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse in Cape May County.

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