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National Park Foundation Statement on the Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON — Will Shafroth, president of the National Park Foundation (NPF) issued the following statement regarding the shutdown of the federal government due to a lapse in appropriations:

“We understand the uncertainty people are experiencing surrounding the government shutdown. The National Park Service has indicated that park roads, lookouts, trails, and open-air memorials will generally remain accessible to visitors, but there will be no NPS-provided visitor services. We want to make it very clear that the National Park Foundation remains hard at work, alongside hundreds of local philanthropic organizations and other park partners, on behalf of these national treasures we all share. We encourage restoration of full government funding so all people can continue to access these important places.”