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Zion National Park is one of the recipients of a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express.

The grant was determined by a popular vote.

Other parks to receive portions of $1.8 million in grants include Yellowstone, Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, World War II Valor Pacific National Monument, the Everglades, Denali and Mt. Rainier.

Zion received $191,00 for work on the Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Highway. The money will be used to repair sandstone masonry features and indoor interior surfaces in the 1.1-mile tunnel.

According to a news release, Partners in Preservation is a community-based initiative created to raise awareness of the importance of preserving historic places. The National Park Service was selected this year because it is celebrating its centennial.

The vote, hosted by National Geographic, room place from May 25 to July 5.

"The Partners in Preservation program is an excellent example of the many ways private organizations have always been essential to the success and longevity of the National Park System," said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. "These grants will enable our parks to restore and preserve priceless historical features that make a visit to a national park so unique."

Grants will be awarded by September 2016.

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