Op-ed: The Shutdown is Ruining Our National Parks

As the government shutdown drags on, the fallout of political bickering in Washington, D.C., is being felt thousands of miles away in America’s beloved national parks.

In place of scenic vistas and natural beauty, visitors instead find dirty restrooms and overflowing trash cans. The National Park Service typically employs about 20,000 people to staff parks in the winter, but 16,000 of those have been furloughed leaving many parks open to the public but without anyone to maintain them …

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