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Friday, December 18, 2009

Greening - Arizona State Parks Face Closure..

...due to budget cuts

Dear Folks,

We all have our pet or favored public services. One of the top reasons for living in Arizona are the state parks - it wouldn't be as lovely a place to get out of the house or take the family to see nature in some of its best areas without our state park system.

The current budget crisis in Arizona may disproportionately cut the state parks budget to non-existence. This is not - they-won't-be-open-for-a-year type of cut, but one which would necessitate the selling off of state park land to the highest bidder

Can you just imagine a McDonald's corner eatery in a residential development in place of Boyce Thompson Arboretum? Or, the formerly-public-state-park Kartchner Caverns State as the centerpiece to a gated community? Or a Wal-Mart and strip center in your most favored camping area?

Go to the advocacy page of the Arizona State Parks Foundation page for information.

The is a charitable group supporting the Arizona State Parks system.

Do what you can to keep the legislature from cutting the Arizona State Parks out of the picture, now and forever.

-- Catherine, The Herb Lady

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