On April 27th, Ms. Francoise Carrier, Chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board & Vice Chair of the Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission, wrote to Mr. Christopher S. Barclay, President of the Montgomery County Board of Education.
According to Ms. Carrier's letter, "Federal Land and Water Conservation Funds (LWCF) money appears to have been used for [Rock Creek Hills] park."
Section 6(f)(3) of the Act authorizing LWCF states that "No property acquired or developed with assistance under this section shall, without the approval of the Secretary (Department of the Interior), be converted to other than public outdoor recreation uses."
So, we ask:
Would the loss of Rock Creek Hills Park, without written approval of federal Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, violate federal law?