Shutdown update: Several NPs stay open or reopen using fee monies
[Ed. note: The Parkwire newsfeed today has several stories about NPs that are staying open or reopening by using money redirected from fee coffers. The following story is representative.]
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, the most popular visitor attraction in the state, announced today that areas of the park will remain accessible to visitors despite the government shutdown.
The government shutdown, which enters its 23rd day today, is the longest running in U.S. history. Due to the absence of appropriations, some park attractions have been closed, and some park services, including emergency and rescue, have been limited.