What the Shutdown Meant to National Parks


While the federal government partial shutdown officially ended on Friday, January 25, the damage done by 35 days of lack of oversight and lack of maintenance will take weeks, months, or even years for our national parks to recover from.

So, what can you do to help? First, always remember to #LeaveNoTrace when you visit the outdoors. Second, visit these resources to see how you can help:

National Parks Foundation

National Parks Conservation Association

• locally, Rock Creek Park Conservancy and Shenandoah National Park Trust