With thousands of federal workers on furlough during the government shutdown, the national parks are left without crucial stewards. Some sites are seeing an increase in human waste, garbage, and bad behavior. While these treasured places should be accessible for all, some are arguing that the parks should shutter until the government is back up and running. What do you think?
NPS dips into visitor fees during government shutdown
Slogging into the third week of the government shutdown, the National Park Service (NPS) has decided to use funds from entrance, camping, and parking fees to keep mayhem at bay inside the parks. In a statement issued Sunday, NPS Deputy Director P. Daniel Smith announced that the ...read more