Sequestration cuts slash Parkway offerings
Some of those offerings will be on hold this year due to federal budget cuts.
“Because of the 5 percent budget reduction that is in place as a result of the current federally mandated sequestration, the parkway is unable to hire its full complement of seasonal employees,” said Freida Reaid, secretary to Superintendent Phil Francis of the Blue Ridge Parkway. “Therefore, park visitors will notice some facility closures and reduced hours and services in some areas.”
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