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Since 2010, the organization has been responsible for the planning and the conduct of the GPCQM and counts on the invaluable support of public and private partners to maintain its standards: the government of Canada, the government of Quebec, the city of Quebec, the city of Montreal, the National Battlefields Commission, the Quebec Tourism Bureau, Montreal Tourism, Quebecor, Air Transat, and TVA Sports (official Grands Prix Cyclistes de Quebec et de Montreal).
That's where volunteers with metal detectors come in: Kidd has worked with clubs at Shiloh and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefields in Georgia and Tennessee, respectively (Civil War); Horseshoe Bend National Military Park in Alabama (War of 1812); Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site in Texas (US-Mexico War); and Guilford Courthouse National Military Park in North Carolina (Revolutionary War).
When volunteers at Pea Ridge and Wilson's Creek National Battlefield in Missouri helped the Park Service return the historic landscapes to conditions in the 1860s, they used artifact distribution to decide which trees to remove.
We are pleased not just locally but also at a national level because this was a very good test of the National Battlefields Register," he said.
These include the National Battlefields Park Interpretation Centre close to where the forces of Wolfe and Montcalm battled in 1759.
Originally conceived as a system of kiosks at national battlefields, the idea evolved with the development of the Internet into something that could be used with home computers.
It has worked closely with the Richard King Mellon Foundation to acquire and gift more than 100,000 acres of historic and environmentally fragile land in seven states, including national battlefields, national parks and wildlife refuges.

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