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Sponsored by: National Parks Conservation Association

The Trump administration is proposing a 13% cut to the National Park Service's budget, which would bring funding to its lowest levels since World War II. For years, the Park Service has struggled with underfunding even as visitation has increased. Over the last five years, the Park Service has lost 11% of its staff, while the backlog of repair needs at parks has grown to more than $11 billion.

The administration's budget, if enacted, would likely lead to closed campgrounds and ranger stations, reduced services, and so few rangers at the parks that you could be hard pressed to find one to help you with your visit. But Congress has the power to reject this proposal. That's why we need your help.

Please join NPCA in asking your members of Congress to reject the president's proposed budget and fund our national parks the way they need and deserve.

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Dear Members of Congress,

The special places managed by the National Park Service are already underfunded, and the president's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 would make matters much worse. I urge you not only to reject this damaging budget, but to support increased appropriations funding for the National Park Service next year.

The budget proposal would cut more than 1,200 park staff on top of current understaffing. It would very likely lead to closed visitor centers and campgrounds and other cutbacks in park services. It is a deeply damaging and unrealistic budget proposal for our national parks and should be rejected outright.

The unfortunate reality is that parks need more funding, not less. Over the last five years, the park system has lost 11% of its staff while at the same time struggling to support a 19% increase in visitation. While the remaining park staff struggle to accommodate record visitation, the backlog of overdue repair needs has grown to more than $11 billion.

These are America's treasures — places that protect our natural and historic heritage and tell America's story to millions of visitors each year. They generated nearly $35 billion in economic activity last year alone and supported 318,000 jobs. They need your help.

As the funding process moves forward for fiscal year 2018, I urge you to support a funding increase for the National Park Service. Thank you for your attention and consideration.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Sep 20, 2017 Kim Anthony
Sep 20, 2017 Wendy Horn
Sep 20, 2017 Beate Auburn
Sep 20, 2017 Fernanda Coelho
Sep 19, 2017 Keith Melton
Sep 19, 2017 Sheryl Skoglund American National Parks are owned by the People of the country. The funding is necessary to maintain the Parks given to us by the Presidents of the United States as a group of people. Owned by the people of the country.
Sep 19, 2017 eva schalin
Sep 19, 2017 Brian Adams
Sep 18, 2017 Marlen Elias
Sep 18, 2017 Carolyn Powers
Sep 18, 2017 Marilyn Hesche We need to save our National Parks! They are beautiful and help us appreciate the world we live in! We need them to rid ourselves of stress and worries!
Sep 18, 2017 Melinda Matheus
Sep 18, 2017 Cameron McElroy
Sep 18, 2017 Harold and Georgi Mortensen
Sep 18, 2017 Howard Cohen
Sep 18, 2017 ELLEN ALLEN
Sep 17, 2017 Lacey Velvet
Sep 17, 2017 Hazel Sharrad
Sep 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2017 Allison Kelly
Sep 14, 2017 Lauri Moon
Sep 11, 2017 Rachel Reynolds
Sep 11, 2017 Jarrett Holst
Sep 11, 2017 Liliana Elliot
Sep 11, 2017 Desari Erickson
Sep 11, 2017 Lisa Li
Sep 10, 2017 Luis Chelotti
Sep 10, 2017 CaSandra Alberty
Sep 10, 2017 kellyann morander
Sep 9, 2017 Wanda Mahboub
Sep 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 7, 2017 Nancy Kimble
Sep 6, 2017 Jose Ferreyra
Sep 6, 2017 Jana Repova
Sep 5, 2017 elvira molina
Sep 5, 2017 Stacey Daniels
Sep 5, 2017 Thierry Chartier
Sep 5, 2017 Aurélie Amari
Sep 5, 2017 Bernadette Crespin
Sep 5, 2017 Sonja Reinecke
Sep 5, 2017 Perri Sussman
Sep 4, 2017 jeff hopkins
Sep 4, 2017 carla renders
Sep 3, 2017 Nicole Nicolaides
Sep 3, 2017 Michelle Johnson
Sep 3, 2017 Jameson Sachs
Sep 3, 2017 Donna Campbell
Sep 3, 2017 Noelle Cormier
Sep 1, 2017 Victor Escobar
Sep 1, 2017 Claudia Gorecki

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