“…because of chronic neglect and underfunding from Congress, the National Park Service (NPS) is set to adopt a very bad idea for our national parks: Corporate sponsorships that run the risk of plastering our most treasured sites of America’s natural heritage with corporate branding and logos.
“The new rules, inserted into an order by NPS Director Jonathan Jarvis that will take effect by the end of the year, would “swing open the gates of the 411 national parks, monuments and conservation areas to an unprecedented level of corporate donations.” We need to flood Jarvis’s office with opposition to this idea and let him know that this is the wrong way to address Congress’ abysmal neglect of our parks.
“Tell the National Park Service: No corporate sponsorships in our national parks.”
I just signed a petition calling on the National Park Service to scrap its plan to start allowing corporations to put their logos and brands on parts of our national parks. Congress needs to give our parks the funding they need, not force them to commercialize our precious public lands.
Join me and sign this petition:
Frankly, the very thought of this is reprehensible. Obviously the White House and the Congress have abrogated their responsibilities to the Nation, the people and the land [imagine that!]. Help stop this national disgrace. Teddy Roosevelt is spinning in his grave!
W. G. Davis