Land Trust Property May Soon Be Added to Fort Frederica
Two companion bills were introduced in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives in January that would allow for the expansion of Fort Frederica National Monument and lead to the purchase of 20 adjacent acres of land currently owned by the St. Simons Land Trust. Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson and Rep. Buddy Carter introduced the bills, which would expand the cap on the size of the park from 250 acres to 305 acres. The United States House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 494, the Fort Frederica National Monument Boundary Expansion Act, on February 6. The legislation now awaits review by the U.S. Senate's Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.