Park party draws notables

Lots of self-patting on the back at the weekend’s 50th anniversary parties for the Virgin Islands National Park.  The Virgin Islands Daily News
estimated the cost of the new garden exhibit highlighting the role of
philanthropy in the Park service at $60,000.  That makes me smile. You
spend 60K to thank people for donating to a good cause.  Is an exhibit
a good cause?

Mary Bomar, director of the National Park Service, was
the keynote speaker.  She said a Stewardship Action Plan is being
developed to project ocean parks, engage visitors in stewardship, and
establish a "seamless network" of parks, wildlife refuges, marine
sanctuaries and research reserves, the Daily News reported.

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