Pew Testifies Before Senate Panel on Deferred National Park Maintenance

Pew Testifies Before Senate Panel on Deferred National Park Maintenance
Pew Testifies Before Senate Panel on Deferred National Park Maintenance

Marcia Argust, director of The Pew Charitable Trusts’ campaign to restore America’s national parks, testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on March 21. She encouraged committee members to address deferred maintenance challenges facing the National Park Service. Read her testimony below.

Restore America's National Parks
Restore America's National Parks
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National Parks Require Restoration

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The National Park System protects more than 400 natural, historic, cultural, and recreational sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and several U.S. territories. In 2016, as the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th anniversary, many of these cherished places are showing signs of age: crumbling roads and bridges; neglected historic buildings; eroding trails; and deteriorating electrical, water, and sewage systems.

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National Parks Deteriorating—It's Time to Show Some Love

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