As the partial government shutdown continues, visitors to many of the Bay Area's national parks, including Muir Woods and Point Reyes National Seashore, are finding overflowing trash, locked bathrooms and a lack of ranger presence. We'll discuss the shutdown's ecological impacts on the parks and what can be done to mitigate the damage.
Government Shutdown Takes Toll on Bay Area's National Parks
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Recology volunteered their services to help haul trash away from Ocean Beach on Jan. 5, 2018, as Rep. Jackie Speier and Rep. Jared Huffman led a group of volunteers in collecting trash Lands End and Ocean Beach during the government shutdown. (Photo: Michelle Wiley/KQED )
Paul Rogers, managing editor, KQED's Science unit; environment writer, The Mercury News
Neal Desai, Pacific region field director, National Parks Conservation Association