Park service seeks public comments on Camp Nelson

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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The National Park Service is seeking public comment as it drafts a document that will help direct the future of Camp Nelson National Monument.

A park service statement says it is preparing a foundation document that will guide decision-making at the Civil War site in central Kentucky that served as a recruiting ground for black soldiers and a refugee camp for their families. The foundation document identifies a location's significance, its core purpose, its resources and values, and the interpretive themes that tell its unique story.

Interested parties can comment during an open house on March 19 at Camp Nelson in Nicholasville or submit them online.

Park officials are encouraging comments on the importance of Camp Nelson, on opportunities for access and on any issues that threaten preservation.

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