Protect park staff: Close parks during the health crisis

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Photo by Sepavo | Dreamstime.com
Great Smoky Mountains National Park closed for health reasons on March 24

As the ongoing public health crisis continues to take its toll on America, parks are becoming too dangerous -- for visitors and for the people who care for them. Park rangers are coming into contact with hundreds of people every day, personal protective equipment is being rationed and park staff are calling out sick because they no longer feel safe going to work.

It's time to close the parks to protect staff and help slow the pandemic. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt must take this drastic step for the good of his employees and for the good of our communities.

Please add your voice now by sending a message to Interior Secretary Bernhardt. Tell him that as a park advocate and a supporter of National Park Service staff, you want parks closed right away!

 

Recipients

  • Secretary David Bernhardt

Message

Close the parks

Dear Secretary Bernhardt,

Along with park lovers everywhere, I'm calling for national parks to be closed to protect Park Service staff from the coronavirus pandemic.

Park rangers are coming into contact with hundreds of people every day, personal protective equipment is being rationed and only available for emergencies and park staff are no longer safe at work.

For the good of your employees and for the good of our communities, you must take the drastic step of closing all national parks until they can be safely re-opened.

Thank you for your consideration,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

Contact

*Required fields
 

If you take action, you will receive periodic updates and communications from National Parks Conservation Association. You can unsubscribe at any time.