Wednesday, July 23, 2008

State Park Cuts

As this article in the Southern points out, the proposed budget cuts funding for Illinois state parks by bout $14 million, which could severely impact current state parks, which are already underfunded. I know the Old Slave House over by Equality, a state historic property, has been closed since the state acquired it due to lack of funding.

Unfortunately, Americans are visiting our national and state parks less and less. According to this article from the Economist, visits to parks have dropped by 11% since their high point in the early 1990.

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