On Wednesday in Washington, the House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 482, the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park Boundary Revision Act. The bill would expand the boundaries of the Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon from around 700 acres to more than 2,800 acres. The name of the park would also be changed from “Ocmulgee National Monument” to “Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park” in an effort to increase name recognition and draw additional visitors. The bill also would fund a study to expand the park further and expand recreational activities such as hunting, camping and fishing.


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