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Joshua Tree NP to close again—this time to give USNPS to address shutdown damages

Illegal roads, cut down Joshua trees, and damaged federal property, along with the need to clean up garbage, prompted Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith to announce Tuesday that the park would close indefinitely on Thursday to address those impacts incurred during the ongoing partial government shutdown.


“The park will be closed until I can ensure that resources inside the park are protected," Smith said during a short phone call. "We’re hoping that the shutdown will be over soon."


https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2019/01/updated-joshua-tree-national-park-close-cleanup-repairs-vandalism-illegal-roads

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