06 Mar '12, 6pm

California will soon close dozens of state parks: Translation: nature’s on the loose with NO ADULT SUPERVISION.

In just a few months, California will close dozens of state parks. But what does that actually mean? KQED, a rad West Coast public radio station, has a series looking deeper into the issue, and from what we can tell, closing state parks means nature’s on the loose with NO ADULT SUPERVISION. Now, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. The parks will still be open to the public. But the services will be gone. So if you want to pee at a closed state park, you will have to pee in the woods. The trails won’t be maintained, so you’ll have to climb over fallen trees and maybe plan a little bit and bring a compass so you don’t get lost. The parks will be less user-friendly. But for some bushwhacking folks, more hardcore than your average park-goer, that’s a good thing. The fear is, though, that it will also be a welcome opportunity for vandals, drunken teenagers, and pot growers...

Full article: http://grist.org/list/californias-closed-state-parks-to-b...

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