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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Increased Vandalism Reported At Joshua Tree National Park

Above, rock formations near Cottonwood Campground. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

With increased numbers of visitors to Joshua Tree National Park, there's also an increase in instances of vandalism and graffiti.

KESQ reported:
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - Officials at Joshua Tree National Park said they've seen an increase in visitation over the past few years, but with the notable increase in visitation, unfortunately they've also seen more graffiti and intentional vandalism occurring at the park. 
Superintendent David Smith said, “99% of visitors are respectful and truly appreciate the pristine scenery the park has to offer.  Unfortunately there are visitors who feel it necessary to damage what Mother Nature has produced”.
The park's rangers are asking for the public's help in in monitoring the graffiti and other damage. They are providing several ways for the public to report vandalism.

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