Wednesday, April 19, 2006
CITIZEN-TIMES.com: Future of national parks depends on efforts of many
CITIZEN-TIMES.com: Future of national parks depends on efforts of many: "Park philanthropies have traditionally provided the National Park Service with funds that provide a margin of excellence, but continued federal under funding could force them to provide a margin of survival. This is unfair to the donor who has made a good faith contribution with the expectation that their gift will support the “excellence” factor. This arrangement could even potentially establish a form of double taxation: a donor pays for parks once via the IRS, and the second time via a charitable gift to compensate, unwittingly, for a park operations offset."