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U.S. national parks get out of control

The craziest is the subject, the Sabra Purdy so far on your trips, and has found a prom dress. The most common purpose: to champagne bottles. Incomprehensibly many bottles of champagne, says the Ecologist. Clearly, the appearance already after a violent new year's eve party. However, it is not a night club in Los Angeles.

the California national Park, Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Yosemite and Sequoia. It stinks to high heaven, in the truest sense of the words, in these places, because people only leave, prom dresses, and bottles, but also vomit and Retired – and because of the so-called "shutdown" hardly anyone cleans up.

Since the 22. December is the American government to a standstill because the Donald Trump refuses to present a draft budget to be recorded in writing, in the 5.6 billion dollars for the construction of a wall on the border to Mexico.

Off road

From the Shutdown are barely affected 800'000 state employees, and who is not employed in important sectors such as border protection and security, is now in the unpaid forced vacation – such as, for example, the officials in national parks, visitors pay admission, you will find clean toilets and empty trash can that you behave.

people come from all over – free admission to a lot more than usual.

Who wants to know how people behave when no one is looking out for you, you should drive into the national parks. The people driving the cars from the roads and into the Wilderness, because they know that nobody will check. According to reports, a post offers up apocalyptic scenario.

The people cut the trees. They let their dogs off the leash. You make the camp fire in hazardous locations. They throw their garbage wherever it suits them. Due to the closed toilets makes it easier for you, wherever you like it.

Video - During shutdown, only Volunteers

vomit, bottles, clothes

And because, due to the lack of control on new year's eve everyone without admission to these wonderful places, in the US Parks celebrated the people on this day, wherever it suited them. They were vomiting, and some bottles of champagne and the evening dresses were you simply lying to you.

In Yosemite national Park may 25. Of December, a man died because of the Shutdown hardly Ranger were in the service and possible ways then came too late – the Outdoor magazine, Outside of speculation, at least.

"We have done in the past two weeks, what we could," says Sabra Purdy, offering as an Ecologist-guided Cliffhanger-tours of Joshua Tree, and now, together with about 40 volunteers is trying to eliminate at least the worst garbage.

disposal stations would have there are many, but they will not be emptied: A trash can in Yosemite national Park. Photo:

"Long as we no longer hold, however." The budget dispute comes at the worst possible time for the national parks, it's the holiday time is just in the USA, people come from everywhere and want to experience this unique natural admission is free, and a lot more than usual.

The Shutdown five years ago, the national parks were closed, now they remained only opened once. "It's terrible," says Purdy, who has summarized her experiences, in the meantime, in an article for the Washington Post.

get your act together!

The authority of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) estimates that more than 300 million tourists per year in the U.S. national parks and the surrounding regions for more than 18 billion US to spend dollars. It can now be difficult to estimate how high the failures are due to the budget dispute, because visitors ' book Yes, nevertheless, Hotels and Restaurants to visit.

according to Conservative estimates, is likely to alone the economic damage to the national parks so far, in the low three-digit million range. "For Parks like Joshua Tree, this is a huge Problem," says NPCA Manager Kristen Brengel. "Of course it is not good for the animals and the environment, if the people do whatever they want."

the leaders of The Joshua Tree have now locked the campsites. A clear message to visitors, because of the shutdown no one can take care: get your act together!

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 05.01.2019, 19:28 PM

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