Joshua Tree National Park = Visitors, Money, And Jobs For Local Communities
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that in 2010, 1,434,976 visitors spent $58,798,000 in Joshua Tree National Park and in communities near the park. That spending supported 804 jobs in the local area.
"The people and the business owners in communities near national parks have always known their economic value," Superintendent Mark Butler said. "Joshua Tree National Park is clean, green fuel for the engine that drives our local economy."
Did You Know?
With nearly 750 species of vascular plants, Joshua Tree is renowned for its plant diversity. No wonder that when the area was first proposed for preservation in the early 1930s, the name suggested was Desert Plants National Park. More...