If We Don’t Start Investing in Our Parks, We Risk Loving Them to Death

March 10, 2019

The increase of people exploring Washington’s great outdoors has consequences for our land and means more maintenance is required. If we don’t start investing, we will lose our more precious places.

Excerpt: The National Park Service manages more than 400 sites across the country and is facing a nearly $12 billion backlog in necessary repairs. Here in Washington state, our national parks suffer from $398 million in deferred repairs needed to restore historical structures, fix eroding trails and roads, and update unsafe electrical and drinking water systems. This significant maintenance backlog threatens the health, accessibility, and safety of our parks, visitors and the communities that depend on them.

Read the full article in the Seattle Times.