Vice-President surveys stimulus projects at Grand Canyon

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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. -- Vice President Joe Biden brought his daughter to the Grand Canyon for her first visit Tuesday and touted its awe-inspiring beauty and the work being done to preserve it for future generations.

Biden began a two-day tour of national parks Monday to highlight Recovery Act projects.

Biden says some $750 million in stimulus money has gone to about 800 national park projects, which have created jobs in tough times. Grand Canyon National Park has received about $18 million in stimulus funds for 15 park projects that include the rehabilitation of historic trails and structures.

Other projects aim to make employee housing more energy efficient, cut down on emissions from shuttle buses and preserve roads.