We need fees

  Dear HCN,

I am deeply disappointed in the Sierra Club for its stand against the Recreation Fee Demonstration Program. Yes, it truly would be much more desirable for Congress and the president to fund adequately and promptly our national treasures - but that is not likely to happen soon, if ever.

As I sit at my computer writing this letter, I am looking out at a broad expanse of my neighbor, Rocky Mountain National Park, which is benefiting mightily from the Fee Demonstration Program. The park is utilizing approximately $3 million of Fee Demonstration money annually to preserve and protect this marvelous treasure.

Without these monies, which currently are not coming in any other way, this park and many others would continue to deteriorate - at a great loss to us all.

Bruce Johnson
Estes Park, Colorado

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