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Mammoth Cave National Park signs sister park agreement with Chinese site

Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Patrick Reed (left) presents a commemorative plaque to Li Zhengping of Shilin Stone Forest, in honor of the signing of a Sister Park agreement Aug. 13 in Kunming, China.

Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Patrick Reed (left) presents a commemorative plaque to Li Zhengping of Shilin Stone Forest in honor of the signing of a sister park agreement Aug. 13 in Shilin Stone Forest Scenic Area near Shilin, China. (Photo by Dr. Rickard Toomey)

Representatives of Mammoth Cave National Park, WKU and China’s Shilin Stone Forest participated in the signing of a sister park agreement Aug. 13 in Shilin Stone Forest Scenic Area near Shilin, China.

Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Patrick Reed and Li Zhengping, director of administration for the Stone Forest Scenic Area, signed the agreement. Also attending the ceremony were Dr. Rickard Toomey, director of the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning; Dr. Chris Groves, director of director of WKU’s Hoffman Environment Research Institute and the China Environmental Health Project; Hoffman Institute staff members Pat Kambesis, Lee Anne Bledsoe and Priscilla Baker; WKU students Chrissie Hollon and Erin Lynch; and WKU photojournalism faculty members James Kenney and Tim Broekema.

The sister park agreement was the subject of a story earlier this week on America.gov.

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