Historic leasing, or an agreement where the National Park Service maintains ownership of a historic building while a lessee has responsibility for the preservation and maintenance needs, as well as HOPE Crew (Hands-On Preservation Experience and other programs, helped save these significant places. But dedicated funding will still be necessary to address the $11.6 billion deferred maintenance backlog of the National Park Service.
Support dedicated funding for our national parks by asking your senators to co-sponsor and support the Restore Our Parks Act (S. 3172), and asking your Representative to co-sponsor and support the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act (H.R. 6510). Reliable and dedicated funding like that provided in these bills would enable the National Park Service to maintain and repair places that preserve our nation's history for future generations.