Ask Congress to Provide Hurricane Relief for National Parks and Park Communities

Flooding at Shark Valley in Everglades NP.
Hurricane-related flooding closed many areas of Everglades National Park. © John Adornato/NPCA.

Our national parks sustained serious damage during Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Several park sites remain closed and damage is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars, which is comparable to the National Park Service’s entire annual budget for repairs. For parks to reopen for business sooner, be more resilient to future storms and to support the economies of neighboring communities, the National Park Service must be included in a federal disaster relief funding package.

Urge your members of Congress to move quickly to provide substantial funding for our national parks in its supplemental hurricane relief package.

 

Recipients

  • Your Senators
  • Your Representative

Message

Please include national parks in supplemental hurricane relief package

Dear [Decision Maker],

As a constituent, I write to request that you include the National Park Service in the next disaster supplemental appropriations bill. The investment must be sufficient to meet parks' many recovery needs while allowing for parks to be built with greater resilience to future storms. Funding should also not come with provisions that undermine environmental protections.



Please ensure that the National Park Service is included in any supplemental hurricane relief package, with funding sufficient to allow for resilient recovery, and is not accompanied by environmentally damaging policy provisions.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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