Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Jul 16, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Today, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) awarded Congressman Sanford Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) the Friend of the National Parks Award for his long-time protection and enhancement of America’s national parks.

“National parks are our heritage while also providing economic, cultural, and social benefits to all Americans.” said Congressman Sanford Bishop, Jr. “I will always be in support of that effort, and am honored to be recognized by the National Parks Conservation Association.”

Earlier this year, Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA) and Congressman Austin Scott (R-GA) introduced H.R. 482, which, when passed, will expand the Ocmulgee National Monument from approximately 702 acres to over 2,800 acres, providing protection to additional archaeological resources, linking two currently noncontiguous areas, improving the site’s connection to Macon-Bibb County, and creating Georgia’s first National Historical Park. For more information regarding H.R. 482, please click here.

“It’s an honor to recognize Congressman Bishop for supporting our national parks on the floor of the House during the 113th Congress,” said NPCA President and CEO Clark Bunting. “As the 114th Congress works on policies and funding levels impacting our national parks, I look forward to working with Congressman Bishop to ensure national parks have safe roadways, are well maintained, and have the resources they need to thrive for their upcoming centennial.”

NPCA’s Friend of the National Parks Award was established in 1999 to track and publicize congressional members’ votes on significant park issues. Click here for more information about the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA).