JSU Helps National Preserve During Shutdown


The partial government shutdown has one local university lending a helping hand to a beloved national preserve. JSU has teamed with Little River Canyon National Preserve to help minimize inconvenience and disappointments for its visitors by keeping the park clean and front desk open for assistance.

The university is also conducting educational programs such as documentary films. Canyon Center Director Pete Conroy says that because of the unique partnership the National Park Service has with the university, they’re able to offer current services when most units can’t. Conroy adds that JSU will offer its services for as long as necessary but because there is a shortage in staff, the parks hours have been limited to 10am until 4pm.

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