Are your state parks in danger?
According to a press release from National Association of State Park Directors,
“Building state parks creates jobs, and operating state parks stimulates outdoor recreation and tourism spending. That translates to a huge boon to our local economies,” said NASPD President Joe Elton, director of Virginia State Parks. Elton further stated, “In 2009, visitors to state parks across America helped create a $20 billion economic impact, which is an incredible return on investment given that the overall budget expenditure nationwide is less than $2.3 billion.”In response to the budget cuts, NASPD created America's State Parks to highlight the parks' natural and economic benefits. Do you have a favorite state park or two for birding?