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National Parks / Budget Cuts #241689

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 29, 1975
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(Studio) National parks ragged due to budget cuts.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Virgin Island National Park, Saint John) Park takes up 2/3 of Saint John Island Vandals destroy underwater life due to few park rangers. Trash pickups infrequent. Historical monuments not being restored. [Park superintendent William WEBB - says visitors' service and maintenance cut back.]
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(San Juan, Puerto Rico) El Morro Castle being destroyed by sea. Would cost $15 million to stop erosion and rebuild castle.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming) Mainland parks more popular. Maintenance cut back. Fewer rangers. [RANGER - describes area.] 1/2 picnic ground closed due to lack of maintenance funds. No reservation systems for campgrounds. Scenery keeps drawing people. Entire parts of some parks may be closed.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

Bradley, Ed;
Mudd, Roger

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