NPCA applauds NACo, the National Association of Counties, for recognizing the importance of national parks to local economies with an official resolution urging Congress to fund the Park Service.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. Founded in 1935, NACo provides essential services to the nation’s 3,069 counties.
An excerpt of the resolution follows:
Issue: Federal funding for the National Park Service (NPS).
Adopted Policy: NACo calls on Congress to preserve funding for America's national parks. NACo supports maintaining funding for the National Park Service (NPS), recognizing that national parks provide recreation, economic and tourism opportunities for counties, and gateway communities. NACo also urges Congress to increase funding for the NPS to address the dire backlog of maintenance projects, now totaling $11 billion, which includes critically needed road access and bridge maintenance projects.
Potential funding sources include utilizing some eligible, but unfunded off-shore gas and oil lease monies that are dedicated to LWCF for support of maintenance and operations for NPS.
Adopted July 22, 2013
Learn more about NACo on the organization's website.