Press Release Oct 10, 2013

National Parks Conservation Association Responds to Interior Announcement Regarding Opening National Parks

Statement by Theresa Pierno, Acting President for the National Parks Conservation Association

“The National Parks Conservation Association welcomes the Department of the Interior’s efforts to lessen the hardship of the government shutdown on local national park communities. However, this makeshift approach is not a permanent solution. National parks are treasured by Americans nationwide; they not only protect our national heritage, but they are important to local economies, and Congress and the Administration have a responsibility to keep them open and adequately funded.”

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About National Parks Conservation Association
Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has been the leading voice in safeguarding our national parks. NPCA and its more than one million members and supporters work together to protect and preserve our nation’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage for future generations. For more information, visit www.npca.org.