National Parks Overwhelmed With Trash Amid Government Shutdown | NBC Nightly News


NATURAL RONALDERS ARE OVERFLOWING WITH TRASH AND FORCED TO SHUT OVERFLOWING WITH TRASH AND FORCED TO SHUT DOWN. AND FORCED TO SHUT DOWN.>>Reporter: AT JOSHUA DOWN.>>Reporter: AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK,>>Reporter: AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, THE DESERT VIEWS NOW TREE NATIONAL PARK, THE DESERT VIEWS NOW COMPETE WITH A NASTY THE DESERT VIEWS NOW COMPETE WITH A NASTY REALITY. COMPETE WITH A NASTY REALITY.>>CIGAR WRAPPERS, REALITY.>>CIGAR WRAPPERS, TINFOIL.>>CIGAR WRAPPERS, TINFOIL. I CAN STAY HERE FOR TINFOIL. I CAN STAY HERE FOR ABOUT THREE HOURS AND I CAN STAY HERE FOR ABOUT THREE HOURS AND CLEAN THIS UP. ABOUT THREE HOURS AND CLEAN THIS UP.>>Reporter: WITH CLEAN THIS UP.>>Reporter: WITH STAFF ON FURLOUGH, HE>>Reporter: WITH STAFF ON FURLOUGH, HE VOLUNTEERS UP TO SIX STAFF ON FURLOUGH, HE VOLUNTEERS UP TO SIX HOURS A DAY PULLING VOLUNTEERS UP TO SIX HOURS A DAY PULLING RANGER DUTY, TRYING TO HOURS A DAY PULLING RANGER DUTY, TRYING TO SAVE A PLACE THAT RANGER DUTY, TRYING TO SAVE A PLACE THAT SAVED HIM. SAVE A PLACE THAT SAVED HIM.>>I CAME OUT HERE AND SAVED HIM.>>I CAME OUT HERE AND STARTED CLIMBING.>>I CAME OUT HERE AND STARTED CLIMBING. IT OPENED MY MIND UP STARTED CLIMBING. IT OPENED MY MIND UP TO EVERYTHING I CAN DO IT OPENED MY MIND UP TO EVERYTHING I CAN DO IN LIFE. TO EVERYTHING I CAN DO IN LIFE.>>Reporter: HIS BEST IN LIFE.>>Reporter: HIS BEST EFFORTS, NO MATCH FOR>>Reporter: HIS BEST EFFORTS, NO MATCH FOR VISITORS PACKING PARKS EFFORTS, NO MATCH FOR VISITORS PACKING PARKS NATION WIDE. VISITORS PACKING PARKS NATION WIDE. IN THE CAPITOL, NATION WIDE. IN THE CAPITOL, WASHINGTON MONUMENT IN THE CAPITOL, WASHINGTON MONUMENT VIEWS COME WITH THIS. WASHINGTON MONUMENT VIEWS COME WITH THIS. IN TEXAS, TRASH KEEPS VIEWS COME WITH THIS. IN TEXAS, TRASH KEEPS CANS FROM CLOSING. IN TEXAS, TRASH KEEPS CANS FROM CLOSING.>>WE’RE OPTIMISTIC CANS FROM CLOSING.>>WE’RE OPTIMISTIC WE’LL COME BACK TO>>WE’RE OPTIMISTIC WE’LL COME BACK TO SOON. WE’LL COME BACK TO SOON. BUT UNTIL THEN, YEAH. SOON. BUT UNTIL THEN, YEAH.>>Reporter: IN UTAH, BUT UNTIL THEN, YEAH.>>Reporter: IN UTAH, ONLY ZION NATIONAL>>Reporter: IN UTAH, ONLY ZION NATIONAL PARK WILL STAY OPEN. ONLY ZION NATIONAL PARK WILL STAY OPEN. NOW GOVERNORS ARE PARK WILL STAY OPEN. NOW GOVERNORS ARE PROMISING STATE MONEY. NOW GOVERNORS ARE PROMISING STATE MONEY. ANDREW CUOMO TWEETING PROMISING STATE MONEY. ANDREW CUOMO TWEETING HE’LL KEEP THE PARKS ANDREW CUOMO TWEETING HE’LL KEEP THE PARKS OPEN FOR THE STATUE OF HE’LL KEEP THE PARKS OPEN FOR THE STATUE OF LIBERTY AND ELLIS OPEN FOR THE STATUE OF LIBERTY AND ELLIS ISLAND, ADDING THE LIBERTY AND ELLIS ISLAND, ADDING THE GRAND CANYON WILL NOT ISLAND, ADDING THE GRAND CANYON WILL NOT CLOSE, PLEDGING GRAND CANYON WILL NOT CLOSE, PLEDGING $64,000 A WEEK TO KEEP CLOSE, PLEDGING $64,000 A WEEK TO KEEP IT OPEN. $64,000 A WEEK TO KEEP IT OPEN. IN JOSHUA TREE, CAMP IT OPEN. IN JOSHUA TREE, CAMP GROUNDS ARE CLOSED, IN JOSHUA TREE, CAMP GROUNDS ARE CLOSED, BLAMING VANDALISM AND GROUNDS ARE CLOSED, BLAMING VANDALISM AND HEALTH HAZARDS. BLAMING VANDALISM AND HEALTH HAZARDS.>>THANKS FOR CLEANING HEALTH HAZARDS.>>THANKS FOR CLEANING UP.>>THANKS FOR CLEANING UP. HAPPY NEW YEARS.

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  1. The 🗑 are full of MAGA Hats discarded in disgust. If you have not thrown yours out , please do dispense of it soon. Chuck it in the 🗑 !

  2. This is a disgrace. These are America's National Parks being defaced by Americans who are blaming the government. But the people doing the injustice should be shot for the damage they are doing. I'm quite sure its all for the purpose of placing the blame on Trump. Trump has enough to defend without americans destroying or defacing our heratage lands just because they can. Stop it. Don't do this.

  3. Typical liberal democrats, throwing their garbage on the ground and expecting others to clean it up. Democrats are such smelly creatures. Just look at democrat run cities. Democrats are lazy slobs.who do not want to make America great again. Pigs. Disgusting trash throwing democrats.

  4. People are really disrespectful now a days. If I knew the park is not being maintained, I would pack all the garbage and take it with me, then dump it somewhere else. Sadly, modern people don't care about their country!

  5. Thanks, Trump. Destroying our country, and your keeping the government and national parks closed for Putin is doing just great.
    Losing the millions of dollars a day that the parks bring in will help bankrupt us further.
    Keep the Rangers from working.
    That will help keep the parks a mess.

  6. Fake news made to divide a once great nation that stood together. Go take a look around and you will find trash everywhere any day of the week.

  7. This is an attempt to make news from very nothing. The government shutdown doesn't really matter to most Americans so the media needs to create false drama. Pathetic.

  8. these will be a lot more trash and around with a open boarder                 keep the government shut down and shut the boarder down too

  9. But what about all that trash at the border caused by the caravans ?? isn't any one concerned ??Surely not the DIMS ??

  10. No surprise here
    $20 says the pigs leaving trash are of the “we’re entitled” group of walmart shoppers taking advantage of free admission. Send ‘em back to fontucky and build a wall around it

  11. Trash can is full and people still deposit trash in the general vicinity of the trash can? Yeah, that's littering and that's irresponsible, you spoiled babies. Check the Constitution. In spite of the coddling that the Dems provide, you're not going to find a clause that obligates the government to provide you with available trash receptacle capacity! 😂😂 Grow up! Carry your trash out – this is a requirement year-round at other sites that are particularly environmentally-sensitive.

  12. i hope all the taxes i still have to pay are used to relocate that garbage to capital hill and the white house lawn… the poop too.

  13. People who visit parks should adhere to ZERO WASTE. Shame on the visitors. We can live without the government. They have planned to eliminate public access to parks. We don’t need a government babysitter for the parks. Let them go. It’s time for America to wake up to their waste. People who can’t take their garbage with them should stay away.

  14. "All for the purpose of BLAMING Trump…"???
    Mr. Dalla, Trump IS the purpose for the government shutdown. If anyone's to blame, it's him.
    Yes, people can do their part and not litter, (in a perfect world.) Regardless, Trump doesn't have to worry about his rent or mortgage, or car payments, or food, etc. (He literally cannot identify with the average American.)
    And the word is 'heritage'.

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