08 Apr '11, 6pm

NPCA Statement: Shutdown Would Close National Parks Across the Country Impacting Vacations, School Trips, & Economies

“We are deeply concerned about the potential devastating impacts that closure of the federal government could have on local communities, federal workers, and our 394 national parks across the country. Not only will a government shutdown jeopardize family vacations and school field trips to places like the Statue of Liberty and Yosemite, but it would also have a significant impact on local communities who depend on the economic return of national parks tourism. “The National Park Service has 372 events planned over the next week that would be cancelled, including commemorations to kick-off the 150th anniversary of the Civil War at Fort Sumter. National park educational programs would be ceased, turning school groups away. Park hotels and campgrounds would be emptied for vacation-goers. And the loss of more than 800,000 daily visitors from across the world who typically visi...

Full article: http://www.npca.org/media_center/press_releases/2011/gove...

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