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Purpose

-State parks and historic sites generate $1.9 billion anually in economic activity.

- For every $1 the state spends on parks, it gets back $5.

-Now more than ever, when families cannot afford vacation, state parks play an even more vital role in providing recreation and enjoyment of the outdoors.

- These are tough times, but the marinal amount of savings provided by park closings would be dwarfed by the impact on quality of life and economic activity.