Thursday, November 17, 2011

Blue Ridge Parkway May Not Open Facilities Next Year

I have written several times about the constant cutting of National Park Budgets.  An article in the Times Citizen from Asheville, North Carolina gives some specifics of what additional cuts will mean to the Blue Ridge Parkway, the most visited unit in our National Park System.

During my thirty two year career the parks never had enough funds to do the job as expectations from politicians, managers, and the visiting public increased.  I know that Superintendent Phil Francis is being accurate and sincere in his statement that the Park is already down to a bear bones operation.

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  1. This makes me so sad. The Parkway is such a wonderful place and it breaks my heart that it cannot be cared for and represented in the manner that it should be.