Corporations Could Soon Advertise in Our National Parks
In The Public Interest | May 26, 2016
“The Grand Canyon, brought to you by Budweiser. Verizon signs throughout Yellowstone. The thought of advertising in our national parks is nauseating. But it could happen … Anything from sponsoring a bench to designing, building, and even operating a park building would be allowed.”
Yosemite, sponsored by Starbucks? National Parks to start selling some naming rights
Washington Post | May 9, 2016
“The policy says park superintendents must perform a number of fundraising duties,” said John Garder, budget and appropriations director for the National Parks Conservation Association, the nonprofit advocacy group that lobbies for the parks.
“Does that become a major part of the job?” Garder asked. “Can the Park Service say, ‘This person’s doing an awesome job protecting bison, but they’re not raising enough money?’ ”