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The US budget dispute: Joshua Tree national Park closes temporarily

fight Because the politicians in Washington over the budget, missing the distant Joshua Tree national Park employees. The result: rubbish, car tracks, clogged t

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The US budget dispute: Joshua Tree national Park closes temporarily

fight Because the politicians in Washington over the budget, missing the distant Joshua Tree national Park employees. The result: rubbish, car tracks, clogged toilets. Now the Park is closed.

Four million tourists each year come in the Joshua Tree national Park. The desert landscape in southeastern California attracts visitors for a number of reasons: the trees, the solitude, the Vastness, Hiking trails and rock formations.

However, at the Moment, the Park also offers all sorts of unsavory: piles of Garbage and clogged toilets. Many visitors make along the way. But that's not all, as the volunteers John Lauretic told the TV station KRDO: The people would pitch their tents, where they should be, and in the Park sections of the drive that are not actually accessible. In the Joshua Tree national Park, the past three weeks, new paths, car tracks are to be found everywhere. Even the trees were not spared, either - visitors carved their initials.

Also because of its trees in the Park among tourists is popular.

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There are the consequences of the budget dispute in far-away Washington. The government apparatus is at a standstill because of President Donald Trump refuses to present a draft budget to write, in not more than five billion dollars for the construction of a wall on the Mexico border are noted. Nearly 800,000 state affected staff members, including 16,000 in the Park employees were sent home. It is missing now on staff that keeps the Park in the shot, the 30 Dollar admission, collect money, toilets, cleans or helps out, if someone is injured.

Already in the last week were for safety and hygiene reasons, closed the campsites in Joshua Tree national Park. Now, the Federal administration decided to make the Park very close. On Thursday morning at 8 a.m. local time the barrier is lowered - for an indefinite period of time.

The time want to make use of the remaining Park staff to clean up and revive. Lauretic says, the landscape is very sensitive and need time to recover.

Shutdown: Joshua Tree national Park close
Nicole Markwald, ARD Los Angeles
09.01.2019 23:43 PM

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