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Sponsored by: National Parks Conservation Association

The Trump administration is proposing massive fee increases in 17 national parks — increases that could see entrance fees almost jump from $25 to $70. And while the administration claims this fee hike will help address the growing maintenance needs in our parks, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke estimates that the new fees could raise just a tiny fraction of the current $11.3 billion maintenance backlog!

Our parks and the American people deserve better.

Please sign our petition today to tell the Administration to work with Congress to come up with long-term, meaningful solutions to the national parks maintenance backlog that don't put the burden on American families.

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I do not support the drastic proposed fee increases at 17 national parks because it will make these places — protected for all Americans to experience — unaffordable for many American families to visit.

The solution to the parks' repair needs should fall to Congress, and cannot and should not be shouldered by its visitors. The National Park Service Legacy Act is a bill pending in Congress that addresses the National Park Service maintenance backlog and it deserves the Department of the Interior’'s support. This bipartisan legislation would provide a more substantial — and sustainable — investment in our parks.

Proposed fee increases at each park should be evaluated at the local level with abundant opportunity for public input to determine the proposed uses of fee increases. Potential impacts on park visitation and gateway communities should also be examined.

If done appropriately, fees could be a part of the solution to address the $11.3 billion National Park Service backlog. However, given the scale of the backlog, increasing fees alone cannot be the answer to this enormous challenge.

Thank you for considering my comments.


Petition Signatures

Apr 19, 2018 lynn noe
Apr 19, 2018 Lin Clarke
Apr 19, 2018 Virginia Boehne
Apr 19, 2018 Eli Celli
Apr 19, 2018 Peter Menham
Apr 19, 2018 Yvonne McMahon
Apr 19, 2018 Andries Grobbelaar
Apr 19, 2018 Troy & Cindy Hansen
Apr 19, 2018 Lisa Sherman
Apr 19, 2018 randi voye
Apr 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2018 Christy Schauf
Apr 18, 2018 Peter C Krebs
Apr 18, 2018 Teresa Brooks
Apr 18, 2018 Linda Gordon This our land and it should not become a money-making venture for ANYONE ! Please leave us SOMETHING to enjoy.
Apr 18, 2018 Sandra Wanamaker
Apr 17, 2018 Karla Lagos
Apr 17, 2018 Joanne Howard
Apr 14, 2018 Juanita Bittle
Apr 10, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Apr 10, 2018 Barbara Tomlinson
Apr 10, 2018 Brian Reynolds
Apr 10, 2018 Shawnda Drennen-Schwartz
Apr 8, 2018 Kathy Clements Careful consideration of each park's needs and with thorough public input on a park by park basis is a much more sensible policy. The Federal government needs to be charged with maintaining appropriate funding to maintain our national treasures.
Apr 8, 2018 chantal van beveren
Apr 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 7, 2018 Jo Johnson
Apr 6, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 6, 2018 Shirley Cooksley
Apr 5, 2018 Angela Hembroff
Apr 5, 2018 Margherita Pinto
Apr 5, 2018 Iva Stoykova
Apr 4, 2018 Elisa Olivares Garrido
Apr 2, 2018 Madison Daniels
Apr 1, 2018 Elvira Trebesius
Mar 31, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 31, 2018 virginia green
Mar 30, 2018 Monica Huang
Mar 30, 2018 Valerie Face
Mar 29, 2018 Emma VERITY
Mar 29, 2018 Annie Rosen
Mar 28, 2018 Lens Lucas
Mar 28, 2018 Maria Conceiçao
Mar 28, 2018 Cindy Anderson
Mar 28, 2018 Lesley Adamson
Mar 27, 2018 Scott Moorman
Mar 26, 2018 Nathalie Cikin
Mar 25, 2018 Antonio Quevedo
Mar 25, 2018 Donna Gilbert
Mar 25, 2018 Dolores O'Connor

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