Connecticut River Photo/Wikipedia

Connecticut River Photo/Wikipedia A U.S. Interior Department program intended to recognize conservation efforts along the nation’s waterways was dissolved on Friday amid opposition from landowners and politicians who feared it would lead to increased regulations and possible land seizures.

The National Blueways System was created in May 2012 under President Barack Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative. The program was voluntary, didn’t include any new regulations, and a designation—bestowed on only 2 rivers, one of which was dropped last year because of local opposition—brought no additional funding.

Read more about the dissolution of the Blueways Trail program.



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