ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Five parks will have reduced operating hours, and operational days will be cut at 12 historic sites. The DNR is struggling to cope with a nearly 39% reduction in state funding and a 24%projected revenue loss.
Twelve percent of the state Parks and Recreation and workforce will be eliminated and most department employees will be forced to take unpaid furlough days once a month.
The state Department of Natural Resources says the reorganization will include:
Details of the restructuring efforts include:
The Department of Natural Resources operates 48 state parks and 15 state historic sites. A wide range of overnight accommodations, outdoor activities, historical programs and group facilities draw 11 million visitors each year.
For more information or to make reservations, visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org or call 1-800-864-7275. Friends of State Parks & Historic Sites is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Georgia's park system. Details can be found at www.FriendsofGaStateParks.org or 1-888-948-2092.
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