The government shutdown offered a unique opportunity for Americans to enjoy our National Parks for free. To camp and wander unrestricted and prove ourselves worthy of this gift. And we showed ourselves dreadfully unfit by the shameful misuse of our National Parks.
Shame on us!
Unfortunately, vandalism, trash, human waste, and off trail destruction has been our return. Apparently, we need B
We don’t deserve these natural treasures if this is how we are going to treat them. They might as well be sold or leased for fracking or development or something.
So what should we do?
When will we take the reins of entitlement and blame and call
Do you go to your mom’s house and tag the walls? Then don’t do it at the parks. Do you drive all over your neighbor’s lawn and garden? Then don’t go off roading at Yosemite or Joshua Tree. Use Google and find BLM and other
Who is stepping up?
I am disgusted and ashamed. I hate that this kind of behavior still exists. We should instead be taking up the responsibility of keeping our parks – our home – clean and safe to enjoy. I applaud those local businesses, the Muslim youth group, and other organizations and individuals who have stepped up. Isn’t there some hashtag for this yet? How about #savetheparks or #pullyourheadout.