One-Fourth of California’s State Parks Closing

Parks aren’t luxuries or “amenities.” They’re places of economic, cultural, and spiritual value. During the Great Depression the government put young people to work in the parks building trails, bathrooms and visitor centers. In his last term as governor, Jerry Brown fostered the California Conservation Corps, giving young people – mostly from cities – the chance to work planting trees and taking care of the public’s land. That’s the kind of vision we need today in California and in Washington, DC.

Fall of the Wild
NY Times Opinionator | by Timothy Egan

 

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