Thanks for the help during furlough

Colonial National Historical Park would like to extend a tremendous thank you to our neighbors, partners and community members. During the recent government shutdown, several local residents and businesses supported a grass-roots initiative to clean the Colonial Parkway while park service employees were on furlough.

Volunteers gathered on a cold Saturday morning to contribute to the cleanup effort, and various businesses offered discounts and incentives for participation. In addition, York County employees helped collect and remove visitor trash throughout the month when there were no park service employees at work.

These tremendous local stewards undertook these efforts because of their desire to cherish and protect this national park in their backyard. We are so glad to be back to work and doing our jobs, and we wanted to take a moment to stop and thank all of those who contributed to the care of these resources and special places in our absence.

Your commitment to this park did not go unnoticed and we couldn't be happier to be your neighbor and partner. Thank you again.

Kym A. Hall


Colonial National Historical Park

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